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June 20, 2019

Some Practical Advice for School Leaders Facing Familiar Challenges

Here are four common pitfalls for school leaders and how to avoid them from Kristyn Klei Borrero, a principal-turned-CEO.

October 21, 2016

Newark Superintendent Chris Cerf on System Reform

This week, Newark superintendent Chris Cerf stopped by AEI to talk about the state of Newark's schools and the challenges of system reform. Here are a few thoughts.

July 02, 2015

Beware of Superintendents Who Push for Too Much Reform

After Mike Miles's resignation as superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District, here are some thoughts for districts in transition.

November 14, 2014

Cami Anderson and the Forces of Unreason

Yesterday, Newark superintendent Cami Anderson came to speak at AEI, but her talk had to be relocated due to protesters.

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.

October 11, 2011

Needed: A Schools Supe with Grit, Not Glitz

Superintendents for large, urban school districts are a hot commodity, moving often and commanding big bucks. This is a topic I've thought about a bunch over the years--hell, it was a question at the heart of my doctoral dissertation and first book, Spinning Wheels. Anyway, Dallas is currently goi...


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