School & District Management Total Dysfunction in Providence, R.I., Schools? Here's Some Context You Need to Know
A report outlines a horrifically low level of achievement in the district—and most of the contributing factors were open secrets.
School & District Management From School Safety to Trauma, Principals Tackle Tough Subjects at Conference
School leaders will also learn strategies to hire and keep the best teachers as well as how to use technology to connect with their students, staff, and community during the annual gathering of middle and elementary school principals.
School & District Management Michigan Delays Decision on Potential Closures or Restructuring of Schools
The schools, most of them in Detroit, face potential closure for appearing in the bottom 5 percent of all the state's schools over a three-year period.
School & District Management Leader To Learn From A Passion for Saving Schools on the Brink
Sharon Griffin, the chief of schools in Tennessee’s Shelby County Schools, has led an urgent effort to turn around the academic performance of more than 20 low-performing schools in Memphis. She is recognized as a 2017 Leader To Learn From.
School & District Management Turnarounds Can Be Effective When Used With Other Strategies, Report Finds
A new report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education offers the first comprehensive assessment on state turnarounds before the full implementation of President Barack Obama's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
School & District Management Traits of Top Principals: Q & A With New Leaders' Benjamin Fenton
New Leaders' new book, Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools, lays out the practices of high-performing school leaders and provides a framework and action steps for other principals to improve their schools.
Student Well-Being Opinion Another Brick in the (Data) Wall
We used to believe, as public educators, that our product was our students--their eventual contribution as advanced scholars, civic-minded community members, and part of the labor force. All of that has changed. Our product now is publicly displayed test scores. Our data.
Budget & Finance Teacher Protests Shut Down More Than 90 Schools in Detroit
The protest comes in response to an announcement that the district will run out of money at the end of June and may not be able to pay teachers for work they've already done.
States Mississippi Bill to Create Statewide School District Heads to Governor's Desk
In recent years, a growing number of states have sought to create statewide school districts with the charge of taking over and improving low-performing schools.