A Houston principal's new dress code for parents and guests is drawing major backlash and criticism that it discriminates against women, particularly low-income and black women. The policy prohibits adults wearing pajamas, hair rollers, low-cut shirts, underwear, and revealing leggings, among other items, from entering the school.


States have traditionally heavily relied on Title II funds to pay for school leadership programs. But evidence from six districts that invested heavily in developing principals meets the federal standard for justifying using Title I money for such programs, an analysis has found.


William Hite became Philly's schools chief in 2012 when the district was in severe financial straits. In a wide-ranging interview with Education Week, he talks about lessons he's learned and how his leadership philosophy has evolved in one of the most challenged urban districts in the country.


A new survey of principals and teachers by RAND Education showed that most principals believe they are performing highly in their jobs. But teacher perceptions and data on school performance and staff turnover paint a less rosy view of school leadership, researchers say.


The District of Columbia Council on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Ferebee, three months after the city's mayor tapped him for the job. A former Education Week Leaders to Learn From honoree, Ferebee focused on forging partnerships with charter schools while he was superintendent in Indianapolis.


In three of the four teachers strikes so far this year, districts have kept schools open putting principals in a bind between supporting their teachers on the picket line and being the district voice in their building and communities.


Curtis Jones, a U.S. Army veteran, has led Georgia's Bibb County school system since 2015.


In a new survey, all superintendents said strategies to deal with behavior issues such as positive behavioral interventions and supports are used in their districts. But just 57 percent of teachers said they used those practices frequently or very frequently.


The report also calls for the city to think not just about racial and socio-economic diversity, but also about creating schools that reflect the diversity of the boroughs in which they are located, including ability, gender, and home language.


Casey Smitherman, the superintendent of the Elwood school district, cited the "negative attention" from the incident, according to the Indianapolis Star.


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