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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

D.C. Approves Lewis Ferebee as Its New Schools Chancellor

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

Principals and Teacher Strikes: How Districts Can Make the Job More Manageable

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

Georgia Leader Chosen as National 2019 Superintendent of the Year

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

Indiana Superintendent Who Used Her Insurance to Help Sick Student Get Treatment Resigns

Casey Smitherman, the superintendent of the Elwood school district, cited the "negative attention" from the incident, according to the Indianapolis Star.

December 18, 2018

Susana Cordova, Educator With Deep Denver Roots, Chosen as Superintendent

Cordova attended the city's public schools, and has served as teacher, principal, director of teaching and learning, and deputy superintendent.

November 20, 2018

Memphis Superintendent Dorsey Hopson Leaving to Join Healthcare Company

Hopson became the interim superintendent in Shelby County, Tenn., in 2013 after the Memphis City School system merged with Shelby County schools. That merger then led six suburban communities to break away from the merged school system to form their own school districts.

October 26, 2018

Longtime Miami Superintendent, Who Almost Left for N.Y.C., Chosen as Urban Superintendent of the Year

ALberto Carvalho has led the Miami-Dade school system for the last 10 years, but he made headlines earlier this year when he accepted the chancellor job in New York City and later backed out.

September 27, 2018

Denver Names Interim Superintendent as It Searches for Permanent Leader

The district's school board chose Ron Cabrera, a former Denver principal and superintendent in a neighboring district, to serve as interim district chief as it searches for a permanent replacement for Tom Boasberg, who leaves on Oct. 19.

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