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Equity-Focused Leadership Is Risky. Do It Anyway

As superintendents, we must make the system work for all students—however socially, politically, and professionally dangerous it may be, writes Demond A. Means. (September 17, 2019)

Leaders to Learn From

Education Week Leaders To Learn From
In this annual report, Education Week's Leaders To Learn From spotlights district-level leaders from across the country who seized on creative but practical approaches to improving their school systems and put those ideas to work.

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Education Week Quizzes

Quiz Yourself: Principal Leadership
How are states regulating principal-preparation programs, what does ESSA say about training school leadership, and how do “niche” principal-training programs aim to train more-effective school leaders?

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About School Finance?
What is the relationship between school demographics and school budget, how can districts allocate new funding, and how outdated are school funding formulas?

SPECIAL REPORTS

Special Report: Managing the Money
This Education Week special report puts the focus on what those on the hot seat—superintendents, principals, and other local leaders—actually do with the funding they get and what stands in the way of their making better use of it.

Principals Under Pressure
Principals have the hardest job in schools. They must answer to the central office, be responsive to parents, support and coach their teachers, and build relationships with students. How can one person do all of this well and keep a healthy work-life balance?

Technology Counts 2018
This year’s report takes a hard look at what principals are thinking and doing about some of the most vexing technology issues in their schools.

Infographics

From Teacher to Principal: A Look at the Typical Pathway
The career path to the principalship has been a fairly rigid one until recently.

State Superintendent Salaries: How Much Do They Make?
State superintendents in recent years have been given increased responsibilities, but in many cases their salaries have not kept pace. That's had implications for recruitment and retention.

We Asked About School Finance. What Did Districts Say?
To learn more about what those on the front lines of managing school finance think of the challenges they face, the Education Week Research Center in August fielded an online survey to a nationally representative sample of school principals and district-level administrators.

District Dossier Blog

02/25 03:30 pm | Communities in Schools Picks One of Its Own to Lead Organization | The group, which works with hundreds of first-generation and low-income students in schools across the country, selected Rey Saldaña as its new CEO.

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A CDC official said people "should ask your children’s schools about their plans for school dismissals or school closures."
February 25, 2020 – Education Week
A million-dollar attack campaign is underway portraying Los Angeles school board member Scott Schmerelson as greedy, corrupt and determined to score fast cash by exposing children to deadly vaping and McDonald’s French fries.
February 25, 2020 – Education Week
Reading and math scores rose dramatically in districts that focused heavily on improving the ranks of principals. Now an effort is under way to replicate that success in nearly 100 other school districts around the country.
February 23, 2020 – Education Week
The State Board of Education is trying to put new rules on Superintendent Mark Johnson following his controversial decision to award an emergency contract of more than $900,000 to use a testing program.
February 6, 2020 – McClatchy-Tribune
West Virginia schools superintendent Steven Paine announced Wednesday he is retiring later this year to tend to a family member with serious medical issues.
February 5, 2020 – AP
Around the world, education is the largest recipient of philanthropic giving by a large margin, but in the United States, funders are moving away from investing in K-12 schools in favor of early childhood and higher education.
February 12, 2020 – Education Week
A spreadsheet was released naming every parent with an Empowerment Scholarship Account in Arizona, allegedly violating federal student privacy laws, education officials said.
January 28, 2020 – AP
A push to open a center devoted to research and professional development for rural K-12 holds promise for educators who work in small, isolated communities.
January 22, 2020 – Education Week
Early-childhood education is a priority for New Mexico, and a first-term governor has approved school funding increases, but the state remains challenged by issues of poverty and educational governance.
January 22, 2020 – Education Week
Teacher Ashley Redd spent a day as a 4th grader and went home with a hangover of fear and humiliation.
January 21, 2020 – Teacher

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