School & District Management A New Study Details Gender and Racial Disparities in the Superintendent's Office
Women and people of color are less likely than their white male counterparts to be appointed superintendent directly from a principal post.
School & District Management 3 Questions to Help Districts Find the Right Superintendent
A superintendent sets a district's tone for, potentially, years to come. Making sure the right person takes the job is no small task.
School & District Management Should School Boards Go Local or Look Afar for the Next Superintendent? That Depends
Rising turnover at the top is forcing more school districts to undertake the daunting task of finding a new superintendent.
School & District Management Opinion Want to Build Pathways for Women to Become Superintendents? Should It Start With Men?
When it comes to women in leadership roles, the conversation often turns to how women can support each other. That's not the whole story.
School & District Management Why This Superintendent Is Taking the School Bus Driver Shortage Into His Own Hands
This school leader is hoping to reverse his district's shortage of bus drivers, by becoming one.
School Climate & Safety Q&A 'I'm Not Even a Gun Person': A Superintendent's Decision to Arm Teachers
John Scheu has led two districts through the process of creating armed response teams of staff members who serve as a first line of defense.
School & District Management Video How This Superintendent Overhauled Literacy Instruction
This Kentucky superintendent made overhauling literacy instruction a top priority. Two years later, he’s already seeing results.
School & District Management High Pace of Superintendent Turnover Continues, Data Show
About one in five large districts lost a superintendent last year, researchers found.
School & District Management Despite Progress, Women Superintendents Face Steep Path to Gender Parity
Male superintendents outnumber their female counterparts, and women often enter the role in times of crisis.
School & District Management Do You Know What Superintendents Actually Do? 8 District Leaders Describe Their Jobs
Superintendents are the public face of the districts they lead, yet their jobs might also be the least understood.
School & District Management Houston's Sweeping School Changes: Will They Be a Case Study—Or Cautionary Tale?
Houston's state-appointed superintendent has enacted an ambitious set of changes that affect nearly every part of the school day.
Teaching Profession On Women's Equality Day, There's Still No Gender Parity in K-12 Schools
Pay discrepancies and glass ceilings are among the barriers facing women in education.
School & District Management More Superintendents Are Quitting as School Year Begins
Observers say more superintendents abruptly left this summer. "No college football team is firing their coach in August," says one expert.
School & District Management With a State Takeover on the Table, the Leader of Oklahoma’s Largest District Resigns
Gist cited her desire to avert state control—even as the looming vote has spurred teachers and students to activism.