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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos took office in February after a contentious confirmation process and has struggled to gain traction on key priorities such as school choice and staffing up the Education Department.
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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. (August 29, 2017)

Leaders to Learn From

Education Week Leaders To Learn From 2018
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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Spotlight on College and Career Readiness

In this Spotlight, see how educators are teaching evidence-based writing across subject areas, using online tools to fuel collaborative writing, and inspiring students through the creation of school writing clubs.

Spotlight on Principal Leadership

In this Spotlight, learn how principals are providing input on ESSA's implementation, gaining management savvy from the business world, and balancing classroom visits with other leadership responsibilities.

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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?

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Who's Ready to Be a Principal?
This special report explores what states, school districts, higher education, and alternative programs are doing to prepare future principals.
New School Rules for a New Era
Articles in this special report explore the evolving roles of chief academic officers and chief technology officers in five school systems in the United States.

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11/12 01:27 pm | As They Fled Fire, Teachers Feared They Would Die in Cars With Their Students | In the face of raging fires in California, students and staff have been forced to close schools and evacuate.

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More-rigorous evaluations have made principals better instructional leaders, new research shows, but they've created major time-management challenges.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Some school leaders are using their leverage to confront students' hazing, drinking, and sexual violence. It's a difficult job.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Democrat special education teacher and political novice Kathy Hoffman has won the race for Arizona superintendent of public instruction, beating an experienced Republican politician.
November 13, 2018 – AP
For districts slammed by natural disasters, reopening schools is a mammoth undertaking, and one that very few school leaders have little experience doing.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
Two former Newtown educators are defending the school system's work with a young Adam Lanza in a 22-page rebuttal handed to state senators Thursday, four years after the primary report on the childhood and schooling of the Sandy Hook shooter was released.
October 18, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
We asked principals to tell us their biggest challenges, and six clear, commonly shared issues emerged. Here are strategies for tackling them, from school leaders and experts.
October 18, 2018 – Education Week
School leaders who delegate to expert staff, adhere to a schedule, and commit to taking care of themselves can thrive, time-management experts say.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week
Rising rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide in children are manifesting in schools. What principals can do to support students and stave off crisis.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week
Adult agitators or slackers can sabotage morale in schools and undermine principals. School leaders must confront the behaviors directly and diplomatically.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week
Few principals have deep experience with special education, but managing it effectively is possible. Some experts offer their ideas for school leaders.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week

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