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August 27, 2015

Arbitrator Rules for Two Philadelphia Principals Implicated in Cheating Scandal

The district did not prove that the two principals were direct participants in the cheating that occurred at their respective schools, according to the arbitrator.

August 23, 2015

Great School Culture: It Starts With the Principal

I don't talk about my school much to my friends who work elsewhere in the district because it frustrates them. They want what I have, a great environment. Schools like mine can happen anywhere if principals begin to accept the huge role they play in setting the tone for a great culture.

August 20, 2015

Organizations in Which Teachers Can Do Their Best Work: Part II

In the second of two pieces on school leadership, Marc Tucker discusses how the world's top performers are creating entire systems of school management and organization that produce world-leading results and what the U.S. can learn from it.

August 11, 2015

Wisconsin Principals Tell Scott Walker His Policies Are Hurting Local School Districts

A group of 35 principals from the southern Wisconsin area wrote to Walker last month arguing that in the current policy and political climate, districts simply don't have the resources and support to provide what they should to students.

August 11, 2015

Principals Tell Scott Walker: Your War on 'Big Government' Isn't Helping Schools

A group of 35 principals from the southern Wisconsin area wrote to Gov. Scott Walker arguing that in the current policy and political climate, districts simply don't have enough power.

August 04, 2015

Atlanta District Rolls Out New Grade-Changing Rules

Superintendent Meria Carstarphen launched an investigation into grade changing after an internal investigation found that one high school principal changed more than 100 student grades from failing to passing.

August 04, 2015

Select Chicago Principals to Get More Autonomy, Less Oversight

The Chicago school district will tap 25 high-performing school leaders who also have a strong record on school operations and community partnerships.

August 03, 2015

Leading Public Schools: 10 Roles You Probably Didn't Prepare for

After spending time with urban districts recently, we were reminded of the complexity of the work that superintendents are responsible for. We were also reminded how traditional education programs and development experiences do not prepare EdLeaders for their roles. In our recent paper, Preparing Leaders for Deeper Learning we outlined 10 roles for today's EdLeaders. In this blog we share important emerging skills associated with these 10 roles.

July 29, 2015

10 Next Steps for EdLeaders: The Advanced Course

As we head to Atlanta to join Fulton County Schools in a leadership discussion, we identify 10 tips for superintendents and principals as they work to create next generation schools. For example EdLeaders should create a learner exchange vision, identify and share your theories, learn about new school models, embrace broader aims, create community engagements, model next-gen learning, personalize professional learning, and improve wellness.

July 09, 2015

Iowa District's Plan for Principals to Wear Cameras Draws Scrutiny

The Burlington Community School District plans to outfit administrators with wearable video cameras, which can be used to record private meetings involving administrators, parents, and students.

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