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There is dissent in the education leadership community on whether the standards fully capture the principal's role, particularly in addressing issues of social justice and equity in schools.


The inaugural class of the AASA/USC Rossier School of Education Urban Superintendents Academy will begin this fall with a 20-member cohort of current and prospective school chiefs.


Reducing suspensions was one of former Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson's top priorities. Soon after she left the job in December, the district's suspensions were on the rise.


The New York Board of Regents voted to name MaryEllen Elia, the former superintendent of the Hillsborough County school system, as commissioner. She will earn a $250,000 annual salary.


Stephen Green will take the helm of the Dekalb County, Ga., schools in July. He's coming from Kansas City, Mo., where he has served as superintendent since 2011.


The Republican-backed plan heads to the full legislature next week and will be up for debate in June.


The principals must meet certain performance benchmarks to qualify for the longer posts and agree to stay at their schools for three years.


The districts and parents argue that state officials have failed to adequately fund schools so that students could meet standards in state-mandated curriculum.


Philadelphia joins Chicago among the cities this year to reject appointed school boards in favor of ones consisting of locally-elected individuals.


Starr had led the 154,000-student Montgomery County, Md., school district in suburban Washington until he resigned in February.


The suit began as an effort to prevent mass firings after flooding from the 2005 storm shut down schools and thousands of employees lost their jobs.


With Jessica Ainsworth's leadership, reading proficiency rates at Lithia Springs High School increased for all subgroups, tripling for students with disabilities, according to the NASSP.


The new fellows include a relief agency executive who ran schools in Kenya, an Indianapolis school principal, and a team leading a local public charter school.


The downgrade reflects the pressures of rising pension obligations following a state supreme court ruling last week that changes to the state's pension law in 2013 were unconstitutional.


Terms of the agreement will become public once the deal is finished. Cortines' current salary is $300,000 a year.


As Cleveland awaits a verdict in a high-profile police shooting case, schools are preparing for emotional discussions and safety concerns that may arise.


To earn the seal, D.C. students must demonstrate "cultural and communicative competency" in English and another language.


The draft policy standards, which were released on Monday for a second round of public comment, apply to school leaders, including principals, teacher-leaders and superintendents.


Pedro Martinez, the former superintendent of Washoe County in Reno, Nev., was appointed superintendent of the San Antonio school district.


Researchers from Atlanta-based Georgia State University also found little evidence that the cheating had a significant effect on student attendance or behavior.


The new nonprofit supported by private and philanthropic organizations will focus on eliminating opportunity gaps for boys and men of color.


Michael Casserly, the executive director of the Council of the Great City School, said the proposed new foundation will help sustain the council's efforts on equity and access in its districts after Mr. Obama leaves the White House.


In "School Leadership in Action: Principal Profiles," by The Wallace Foundation and PBS Learning Media, "exemplary" principals share their strategies on improving different aspects of their schools.


The My Brother's Keeper program, focused on improving education and career opportunities for males of color, has been a centerpiece of President Obama's second term.


Feedback suggested that there were too many standards, they were redundant, and they were not aligned with what "transformational leaders" needed to do to meet higher expectations.


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