Ackerman was one of the nation's best-known and longest-serving urban school leaders, serving as superintendent in three major school systems.
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November 12, 2012
New research from Stanford explores the role of race in school principalship. Data shows that black teachers are more likely to be interested in becoming principals than their white peers.
August 24, 2012
A scandal involving the former Omaha school superintendent has continued to roil the districts weeks after her resignation.
August 06, 2012
The law changing the requirements for district chiefs also limits the amount of money superintendents can receive as part of a severance package.
August 02, 2012
The group includes a blend of government officials, traditional district leaders and leaders from educational organizations.
July 25, 2012
The four will serve on the board of directors of The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems, joining 12 other members.
July 24, 2012
State and local education officials say that federal data requests take a lot of time and effort to fulfill, according to a report from a Congressional watchdog agency.
July 23, 2012
After the school board attempted to fire its superintendent, the Alabama schools chief said he or a designee will run board meetings for the time being.
July 19, 2012
Education Week is still collecting nominees for a special section on leadership scheduled for February.
July 17, 2012
Leaders of large suburban districts say they're looking for a voice in crafting federal policy, as well as a place where they can share best practices with similar systems.