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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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The president’s supposed suburban ideal draws attention to the ongoing debate about how housing and schools are inextricably linked. What does the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream” have to do with education?
August 26, 2020 – Education Week
New research redoubles attention to the property tax burden on Black communities as recession-slammed districts look to make up for slumping income and sales taxes.
August 19, 2020 – Education Week
Spending more on public education—and less on law enforcement—is gaining traction as the Black Lives Matter movement fuels broader calls for racial justice and police reform.
June 18, 2020 – Education Week
As it's done with the country's health-care system, economy, and social safety net, the pandemic is exposing and exacerbating the deep inequities that have long shaped American public education.
April 29, 2020 – Education Week
Wisconsin’s Palmyra-Eagle district has lost more than half its students in the last decade, sparking a fiscal crisis. A special board is deciding whether the district should be allowed to dissolve.
December 11, 2019 – Education Week
This year's November elections—a preview to next year's nationwide showdowns—cast their own spotlight on education, a dynamic that played out most prominently in the Kentucky governor's race, where teachers organized to unseat a combative incumbent who'd sparred with them.
November 13, 2019 – Education Week
Is it possible to replace a culture of long-simmering distrust? Only if education leaders make some serious changes, writes Katherine Schultz.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
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

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