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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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Leader to Learn From

Janice K. Jackson: Recognized for Leadership in Supporting Urban Schools
Janice K. Jackson’s journey through the Chicago Public Schools has prepared her for one of the toughest jobs in K-12 education. She is recognized as a 2018 Leader To Learn From.

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Having begged for state aid and borrowed millions at untenable rates, the district is rapidly approaching fiscal insolvency.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
With district leaders at odds with the teachers' union and state officials over the city's K-12 finances, educators, parents, and students worry about the future.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
In this graphic, each dot represents a school district in a given state. Greater distance between dots indicates greater disparities in funding.
May 2, 2016 – Education Week
This state-by-state graphic shows the percentage of students that attend school districts that spend at or above the national average ($11,841 per pupil).
May 2, 2016 – Education Week
Efforts to increase college persistence, especially for low-income, first-generation students, are catching on in some charter schools.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
Use this interactive map to see how much your district spends on students and how per-pupil spending compares across the nation.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
In the wake of the Flint, Mich., water crisis, more school districts are reporting elevated levels of lead in their water.
March 21, 2016 – Education Week
Amid scrutiny of the role of school resource officers in public schools, the Georgia school system plans to end its security contract with the Atlanta police department and form its own security team that is “aligned with its social-emotional learning approach,” the district has announced.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
A Chicago study finds that when students who are "big fish" in their neighborhood schools move to higher-achieving ones, they may pay an academic price.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
A small number of charters try to keep racial and income balance by giving groups of students, such as English-learners, a better chance of admission.
March 9, 2016 – Education Week

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