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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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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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Three innovative and durable programs offer lessons in how to build the supportive school communities that can help low-income children thrive, Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane say.
August 6, 2014 – Education Week
Removing the eight "health barriers to learning" can make all the difference in the academic success of children living in poverty, Irwin Redlener argues.
August 6, 2014 – Education Week
Communities should pull together organizations and resources to provide high-quality birth-to-age-5 learning programs, Vicky Schippers writes.
July 1, 2014 – Education Week
From California to Maryland, schools are preparing for an unprecedented increase in the flow of Central American children and youths streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border and arriving alone.
July 9, 2014 – Education Week
The ruling, which the state's teachers' unions have vowed to appeal, finds that California laws governing teacher tenure and dismissal violate the constitutional rights of students.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week
Such conversions are rare, but a number of schools have made the switch in recent years. A study this spring found enrollment grew dramatically following the change.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week
A national network of after-school tutoring centers that brings a focus on creative writing is reaching a growing number of urban youths.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week
The plan would increase teacher salaries by 18 percent over nine years, slim the district's teacher-evaluation criteria, and pave the way for a teacher career ladder.
May 7, 2014 – Education Week
Inconsistent state funding, charter school costs, debt payments, and education cuts all play a role in the school system's recurring fiscal crises.
May 7, 2014 – Education Week
The housing programs expanded through the War on Poverty provide stability for many assisted families, but their children still often grow up in concentrated poverty and struggle academically.
March 26, 2014 – Education Week

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