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How Long Do Big-City Superintendents Actually Last?

An oft-cited misconception of the longevity of urban schools chiefs is being debunked by a new look at the data on superintendent tenure. (May 15, 2018)

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Increased air pollution threatens students' academic success more than you might think, warns physician and former classroom teacher Kunal Sindhu.
April 18, 2019 – Education Week
Some cities are closely partnering with their school districts to provide an array of academic, health, and behavioral services to raise the odds that poor children are successful.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
An oft-cited misconception of the longevity of urban schools chiefs is being debunked by a new look at the data on superintendent tenure.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
A New York City effort aimed at preparing teachers to take learning outside the classroom and into the community may be leading to improvements in science achievement and teacher retention, according to some study results.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
Eighth grader Ian Michael Brock wants to make sure the next billion-dollar tech company is launched by a young person like him. He’s taken matters into his own hands.
February 20, 2018 – Education Week
There's a reason school voucher programs get less effective as they're scaled up, write two researchers.
June 16, 2017 – Education Week
Rahm Emanuel's criticism of Betsy DeVos ignores the similarities of their agendas, writes Chicago Teachers' Union President Karen Lewis.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
A new analysis of federal data finds half of the nation’s chronically absent students are enrolled in 4 percent of school districts.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
Principals in urban communities need to actively respond to a report by the U.S. Department of Justice that details how police routinely discriminate against black children and adults, writes David DeMatthews.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Will the NAACP and the Movement for Black Lives' demands to halt new charters sway black support for the sector?
August 31, 2016 – Education Week

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