Most sitting superintendents would tell you they believe searches should be closed. Some members of the public, including we pesky reporters, generally disagree. Who's right? You decide, and here's some information that could help. The American Association of School Administrators' magazine, The School Administrator, has a trio of pieces this month that are good reading, not just for school leaders considering a step up to the top rung, but for school board members and members of the media. Terre Davis, a former superintendent herself, runs the Colorado-based TD & Associates. She argues the process should be open to the community. Some ...


The former first lady is announcing a nationwide initiative by the George W. Bush Institute to groom as many as 50,000 principals across the country by 2020.


The spotlight continues to burn brightly on suspected cheating in the Atlanta public school system. Over the weekend, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper reported that federal authorities are looking into whether fraud was committed when test scores were improperly boosted. The district told the AJC it hasn't received any formal requests for information yet. News of a potential federal investigation comes on the heels of an announcement last month by Gov. Sonny Perdue that he was appointing his own special investigators to look into the test-score cheating allegations in Atlanta and in Dougherty County, which includes Albany. The paper's education columnist, ...


A Facebook infusion hopes to make Newark schools a place of academic excellence.


A new report out this morning studying the graduation rates of New York City high schools finds a student's 8th grade attendance rate was the strongest predictor if that student would later graduate with his or her peers.


Michelle Rhee says D.C.'s children would pay the price if education reform is abandoned.


Michelle Rhee says she and Mayor Adrian M. Fenty have no regrets about the pace of reform they undertook in trying to fix one of the nation's worst-performing school districts upon her arrival in June 2007, even if it has cost him--and possibly her--their jobs.


Michelle Rhee's future as schools chancellor is in doubt after Adrian Fenty loses the D.C. Democratic Primary.


The outcome of the D.C. Democratic mayoral primary could decide the face of Chancellor Michelle Rhee.


A new proposal may clear the way for some New Orleans schools to return to local control, rather than spend another five years in the state's recovery school district.


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