The model standards for educational leaders, while voluntary, are used nationally to define roles and responsibilities, to guide preparation programs, and to help develop evaluations. They are being "refreshed" after a period of changes in the central office that have resulted from state and federal education policies.
The George W. Bush Institute, New Leaders, and others outline the district conditions that are needed to create opportunities for well-trained principals to succeed.
A year after merging the Memphis district and the neighboring Shelby County schools, education leaders are struggling with several aspects of improving the consolidated system for the benefit of all students and families.
Paul Hill proposes ways for reformers to find and cultivate local talent while transforming failing schools system.
In a report this week by two state organizations, school districts said that despite an increase in state education aid this year, they will still have to raise local taxes.
The Ohio Department of Education will now review 2012-2013 student attendance data for the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and Columbus school systems.
A new report argues for Boston education leaders to extend charter-like autonomy over hiring, budgeting, and curriculum to all of the city's 128 schools.
The State Board of Education is to consider resolutions that would allow Newark's school board to vote on issues on financial management and the Paterson School board to vote on operations.
Three principals are commended for school leadership and student achievement gains with 2014 Ryan Awards.
Martin J. Blank, the president of IEL, reflects on the state of education leadership and the need for more cross-boundary collaboration to improve outcomes for children and youth.