While the number of principals running for office has been dwarfed by teachers, school leaders are hoping to change policies in statehouses and in Washington that they say impact their students and families.
Having student board members with voting clout on school boards poses a number of logistical challenges, readers say in response to a recent Education Week feature.
Success Academy Charter Schools violated FERPA by disclosing personally identifiable information of a student in a controversy over the charter network's suspension practices, the department finds.
In Ohio, enrollments in charters were linked with modest declines in votes cast in odd-year school board elections.
A new report describes innovative school and districtwide approaches to supporting young children from birth through early-elementary school.
A black principal increased the likelihood that a new teacher hire would be black by up to 7 percentage points and a drop in black teacher mobility by 2 to 5 percentage points, according to new research. Schools with black principals also saw positive effects on black students' math performance, even in the absence of hiring black teachers.
A collection of videos from Education Week's Leaders To Learn From 2019 live event features a keynote speech from New York City schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and intimate discussions with boundary-breaking district leaders from school systems around the country.
The Los Angeles district's pro-choice resolution is unusual but could be part of a larger trend.
Nearly every school has an "improvement plan," but a new survey shows that only 44 percent of teachers said their school's plan led to changes in their teaching practices, compared to 67 percent of principals.
A new report from the Learning Policy Institute found that black and Hispanic students in districts that employ fully-qualified and experienced educators outperformed their peers in districts with higher percentages of teachers with less time on the job and who were not fully credentialed.