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November 10, 2014

Arne Duncan, Ed. Dept. Team Experience a Day on the Job With Principals

The goal of the Education Department's principal shadowing program is to help those who make K-12 policy better understand the real-world impacts on schools and the principals who oversee them.

November 05, 2014

Principal Turnover Takes Costly Toll on Students and Districts, Report Says

The report examines the financial costs to students and districts caused by high rates of principal turnover and ways to improve retention of school leaders.

October 21, 2014

Q and A With New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

From expanded all-day pre-K programs, extensive community engagement, and a focus on English-language learners, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña are making their mark on New York City education. Still, the administration has taken some criticism for being slow to articulate a turnaround plan for the worst performing schools.

October 13, 2014

The Appeal of the Boston Superintendent's Job

Boston's calling cards: world-class universities, history galore, a sports fan's mecca, and a model of stability in urban education.

September 18, 2014

Is Turmoil in Los Angeles Unified Becoming Too Familiar?

Nearly a year after John Deasy reportedly threatened to resign as Los Angeles' superintendent, new rounds of conflict make clear that relationships among those in charge of running the nation's second largest school district are frayed.

September 15, 2014

New School Leaders' Standards Released for Public Comment

The new Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards, which heavily emphasize instructional leadership, community and family engagement, and cultural awareness were revised using empirical research on school leadership and the experience of practitioners, including principals and superintendents.

September 05, 2014

Boston Mayor Appoints City's First-Ever 'Chief of Education'

Mayor Martin J. Walsh will task a new citywide education czar to coordinate school improvement efforts across public schools, charter schools, parochial and private schools, as well as higher education.

September 02, 2014

Kansas City District Improves Academic Status, Avoids Student Transfers

The 13,000-student district regains "provisional" accreditation with three straight years of growth on academic measures.

August 15, 2014

Superintendent in Mississippi Defends District Against Cheating Allegations

As a state investigation into cheating allegations continue, Dennis Dupree, Sr., the superintendent in Clarksdale, Miss., says his district's academic improvements are the result of hard work.

August 06, 2014

Los Angeles Superintendent Challenges Leaders to Drive Down Dropout Rate

Superintendent John Deasy issues a personal appeal to district leaders to keep tabs on one struggling student at risk of dropping out.

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