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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.

August 28, 2014

Mississippi Districts Sue State for Underfunding

A group of 14 districts is asking the state to pay the $115 million they say they have been owed since fiscal year 2010.

August 18, 2014

Albuquerque Superintendent Resigns for Undisclosed Reasons

Winston Brooks quit after six years at the helm. He'll receive a $350,000 buyout and a pledge that the results of an investigation into a "serious personnel issue" will not be made public.

July 31, 2014

Who Are the Effective, Innovative Leaders Working in Your School District?

The deadline to nominate school district leaders with innovative ideas for Education Week's 2015 Leaders To Learn From report is August 1.

July 30, 2014

Rigid Laws Limit Discretion Over School Discipline, Many Superintendents Say

71 percent also indicated that state laws and policies limit "the discretion of district and school staff" in making decisions about suspensions and expulsions.

July 10, 2014

Former Indiana State Chief Tony Bennett and the Politics of Personal Destruction

Readers may recall that, last summer, Tony Bennett resigned the Florida superintendency when slammed with alleged improprieties from his tenure as Indiana state chief. Well, yesterday, a year after the fact, Indiana's Office of the Inspector General finally released its report. On one hand, you might say that the process played out and worked as it should. But observers have now learned that one way to win education policy debates is to smear their opponents.

July 07, 2014

Sacramento City District Poised to Hire Seattle's Superintendent

Seattle Superintendent José Banda, a career educator in California, says he is the finalist for the schools chief job in Sacramento City Unified.

June 27, 2014

Newark Schools Superintendent Signs New 3-Year Contract

Under the "hybrid" contract, Anderson and the state must agree to an extension each year. Anderson has come under fire recently for her "One Newark" school reform plan.

June 04, 2014

Building a National Innovation Partnership

In order to affect positive change in education we must stand on the shoulders of giants. Education is multi-faceted, multi-layered, and often under-resourced; it can benefit from coordinated, strategic and engaged partnerships that span from the classroom to the White House.

June 03, 2014

Survey Says Superintendents Back Common Core, Wary on Implementation

A survey finds that while most top district administrators support the Common Core State Standards, they also have mixed feelings about other policies associated with the common core.

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