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March 24, 2020

'Know and Trust Your Judgment': Being the Superintendent in the Coronavirus Crisis

Three superintendents share the challenges and successes they've encountered as they oversee a radical re-orienting of their school systems to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

March 17, 2020

Superintendents to Trump Administration: Give Us Clear Direction on Closures

Superintendents want clarity amid a patchwork of responses from the state and federal governments on coronavirus closures.

March 17, 2020

Providing Child Care During Coronavirus School Closures a Tough Question

State and district leaders grapple with the question of whether to provide child care for children of health-care workers and others, while also keeping everyone safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

November 19, 2019

10 Insights Principals Gained From Working in Central Office

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.

July 19, 2019

Here's What Superintendents Should Include, and Avoid, in the Dreaded Back-to-School Letter

The best letters use common sense, three superintendents said—but they're also a bit of a balancing act.

June 20, 2019

Call for Racial Equity Training Leads to Threats to Superintendent, Resistance from Community

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

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.

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