Judges praised Holly Ripley for helping lead her 1,400-student school through frequent principal turnover and an enrollment spike caused by the oil boom in North Dakota.
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February 24, 2016
This year, Education Week has selected 13 leaders from a diverse array of districts as our 2016 Leaders to Learn From.
February 18, 2016
Ken Huewitt will lead the district while the school board continues its search for a permanent replacement for outgoing Superintendent Terry Grier, who is stepping down Feb. 29.
February 12, 2016
Carla Santorno, the superintendent of Tacoma, Wash., schools, and Aimee Rainey, the principal of Florence City Middle School in Alabama, were honored with the Women in School Leadership Award at the annual gathering of school superintendents in Phoenix, Ariz.
February 09, 2016
The National Association of Secondary School Principals and McKinsey Academy, an arm of the global management-consulting firm, have joined forces to launch a series of executive courses for principals and other school leaders.
February 09, 2016
On Feb. 9, Education Week is asking principals to use the hashtag #APrincipalsDay on Twitter and Instagram to share snapshots that capture their experiences as school leaders.
January 12, 2016
King becomes the first woman in more than 80 years, and the first African-American woman, to lead the nation's second-largest school district.
January 06, 2016
The survey also reveals that most superintendents believe that measuring the success of schools should include factors such as student engagement and student hope.
December 30, 2015
Race, education disparities, school-leader standards, and criminal proceedings (in Atlanta and Chicago) were among the top stories on the District Dossier blog.
December 21, 2015
Michelle King, the district's No. 2 administrator under former Superintendent Ramon Cortines, is taking the reins of the nation's second-largest school district while the search for a permanent schools chief stretches into the new year.