Education Week reporters explore issues behind leading and managing the nation’s schools and school districts and provide analysis of trends, controversies, and good ideas in school and district leadership.
States States Can Wield Huge Influence Over Principal Quality. Are They Using It?
A new report identifies policy levers states already have at their disposal to better prepare principals for their jobs.
School & District Management Ex-Board Members, All Women, Take Denver School Board to Task
In an unusual public letter, the 14 former board members accuse the current board of driving Superintendent Susana Cordova out of the job.
Professional Development What Do Principals Want From Professional Development?
Only about a quarter of elementary school principals say they've had access to a mentor or coach in the last two years, a new report finds.
School & District Management New York City Shutters Schools After COVID-19 Rate Crosses Benchmark
The news came as a grim milestone as scores of districts continued to pull back from in-person learning.
Student Well-Being Schools Are Retreating to Remote Learning as COVID-19 Surges. Do They Have To?
More districts retreat to remote learning or halt reopening, jeopardizing a widespread return to in-person learning in 2020-21.
School & District Management What School Superintendents Want From the Biden Administration
School leaders' decisionmaking has been in the public eye during the COVID-19 pandemic. Will a new administration heed their concerns?
Education To Combat Learning Loss, New Project Hopes to Test and Scale 'High Impact' Tutoring
With six pilot sites already, the project aims to study the features of good programs and help expand them throughout the United States.
Federal Two Black Democrats Beat Republican Incumbents to Transform a Suburban School Board
The school board in Gwinnett County, Ga., will shift from a 4-1 white Republican majority to a 3-2 Black Democratic majority, mirroring demographic changes in the county.
School & District Management Principals Are Stressed and Anxious, Especially Now. Here's 10 Things They Can Do
From exercise & meditation to tapping into community, here's some ways principals can give themselves support to cope with pandemic stress.
School Climate & Safety What Do Parents Think of COVID 19-Era Learning Now?
The newest data show parents are still concerned about the quality of online-only learning, while those attending in-person believe schools are doing a decent job with safety protocols.
School & District Management When School Boards Diversify, Spending Priorities Shift. Here's How
Examining California school boards, a researcher found that electing just one Hispanic member impacts school spending and teacher churn.
Student Well-Being 5 Things You Need to Know About Student Absences During COVID-19
Absences are up whether students are learning in school buildings or at home, a new EdWeek Research Center survey finds.
School & District Management Philadelphia Principal Named National Principal of the Year
Richard Gordon turned around Paul Robeson High School for Human Services, which was slated for closure in 2012.