Central office is sometimes cast as the 'dark side' by principals who may see people with good intentions who have lost touch with the day-to-day operations of schools. These three principals are using what they know from both sides to benefit their schools.
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November 19, 2019
July 19, 2019
The best letters use common sense, three superintendents said—but they're also a bit of a balancing act.
June 20, 2019
Controversy over an intiative aimed a reducing inequities in Lee's Summit, Mo., schools led the police department to provide security protection for the district's first African-American superintendent. Now the school board has reversed course.
March 29, 2019
Philadelphia Superintendent on Leading Through a Financial Crisis and Raising Expectations For Students
William Hite became Philly's schools chief in 2012 when the district was in severe financial straits. In a wide-ranging interview with Education Week, he talks about lessons he's learned and how his leadership philosophy has evolved in one of the most challenged urban districts in the country.
March 05, 2019
The District of Columbia Council on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Ferebee, three months after the city's mayor tapped him for the job. A former Education Week Leaders to Learn From honoree, Ferebee focused on forging partnerships with charter schools while he was superintendent in Indianapolis.
February 22, 2019
In three of the four teachers strikes so far this year, districts have kept schools open putting principals in a bind between supporting their teachers on the picket line and being the district voice in their building and communities.
February 15, 2019
Curtis Jones, a U.S. Army veteran, has led Georgia's Bibb County school system since 2015.
February 15, 2019
Administrators Say Schools Are Equipped to Address Bad Behavior in Early Grades. Teachers Beg to Differ
In a new survey, all superintendents said strategies to deal with behavior issues such as positive behavioral interventions and supports are used in their districts. But just 57 percent of teachers said they used those practices frequently or very frequently.
February 04, 2019
Casey Smitherman, the superintendent of the Elwood school district, cited the "negative attention" from the incident, according to the Indianapolis Star.
December 18, 2018
Cordova attended the city's public schools, and has served as teacher, principal, director of teaching and learning, and deputy superintendent.