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Mojdeh Henderson, the principal of Berewick Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C., relies on a team of “first responders” in her school who can handle matters such as student discipline and building issues. That setup allows Henderson to spend the bulk of her time doing things such as classroom observations that help teachers get better at instruction.
—Chris Keane for Education Week

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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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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.

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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.

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Powderhouse Studios was supposed to open this fall after winning a $10 million startup grant from XQ Institute. But after nearly seven years of planning, school committee members unanimously rejected the high school in March.
August 15, 2019 – Education Week
Texas education officials are recommending the ouster of Houston's school board after an investigation revealed alleged trustee misconduct.
August 8, 2019 – AP
A pioneer in education journalism, he also created the Chronicle of Philanthropy and served as a mentor to Ronald A. Wolk, co-founder of Education Week.
July 30, 2019 – Education Week
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has removed the head of the state's Public Education Department while expressing dissatisfaction with efforts implementation of sweeping education reforms.
July 23, 2019 – AP
Julia Keleher, the former education secretary of Puerto Rico, has been arrested by federal agents in Washington on charges related to fraud and corruption, a U.S. attorney confirmed.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
Three experienced principals offer candid advice and lessons they learned, and discuss how new school leaders can make the most out of their first year on the job.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
An investigation revealed that 336 high school students in Daytona Beach were given a “placebo” Advanced Placement test made to look like the real thing and lost out on a chance to earn college credit.
July 15, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
After clashing with the teacher community in often confrontational terms, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin faces a fierce battle to win re-election against Democratic rival Andy Beshear, the state's attorney general.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
This spring, dozens of teachers who were elected to their state legislatures got a crash course in civics—and a wake-up call on the difficulties of moving well-intentioned ideas into laws.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Los Angeles is among a handful of school boards that issued public statements on social or political issues. Experts disagree on whether that's a good idea.
June 5, 2019 – Education Week

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