This Education Week series covers leadership issues in education—including governance, management, and labor relations.
School & District Management Agitator for Choice Leaves Her Mark
Through the Center for Education Reform, Jeanne Allen has supplied an arsenal of ammunition in the battle for charter schools and vouchers and a steady stream of jabs at teachers' unions, school boards, and others she collectively dismisses as "the blob."
School & District Management Mass. Chief Steers Steady Course Through Conflicts
David Driscoll, Massachusetts' commissioner of education, is running late. For the man who oversees the commonwealth's 1,903 schools, it's a typical morning in a busy year.
School & District Management Hartford Reshuffles as Lead Actors Exit
With a new school board set to take office this week, the Hartford, Conn., district is winding up a year of dramatic leadership changes. Not only will the event mark the end of a five-year state takeover, it also comes on the heels of the resignation of Superintendent Anthony S. Amato, who is credited with putting student performance on an upward climb.
School & District Management Novice Principals Put Huge Strain on N.Y.C. Schools
With about half the city's public schools being led by someone with less than three years' experience on the job and more than 260 principals eligible to retire at the end of this school year, the New York City school system is scrambling to prepare new leaders.
School & District Management Venture Fund Seeds School Innovations
Venture philanthropists have sought to distinguish themselves from traditional gift-giving organizations. They've raised a few eyebrows in the foundation world, where some argue that the business-investment strategy is a bad fit for trying to solve social ills like poverty, crime, and inferior education.
Teaching Profession Gen-Xers Apathetic About Union Label
Leaders of the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers are aiming to overhaul the way they do business in an attempt to make their institutions more meaningful to younger teachers. Includes "Minneapolis Labor Leaders Mold a Different Kind of Union."
School & District Management Minneapolis Labor Leaders Mold A Different Kind of Union
The president of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers knows that her youngest union members don't rush home after school to paint union placards.