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January 31, 2019
Study: Tennessee schools with the biggest needs tend to have lower-quality principals
Researchers offer the first statewide look at the quality of school leaders — and where they work.
December 10, 2018
From pay to personnel, changes in the principal’s office shed light on Vitti’s first year — and his plans for the next
Changes in the principal's office during Superintendent Nikolai Vitti's are seemingly only a start. Vitti says he wants further pay and personnel shifts.
October 25, 2018
More work, worse relationships, and better feedback: How teacher evaluation has changed the job of the principal
Teacher evaluation overhauls were supposed to reshape teaching. New research suggests they may have had an even greater impact on what it means to be a school principal.
September 4, 2018
What Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to not seek re-election means for schools
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to drop his reelection bid has serious implications for several big public education initiatives in Chicago and for…
August 10, 2018
How do you improve schools? Start by coaching principals, says new study
To develop teachers, principals needing coaching too, says a new study by Vanderbilt University and Mathematica Policy Research.
July 25, 2018
Chicago schools pass $7.5 billion budget despite calls to halt vote
On Wednesday, the Chicago Board of Education voted to pass Chicago Public Schools’ $7.5 billion budget for the 2018-2019 school year, despite calls…
July 19, 2018
New budget gives CPS CEO Janice Jackson opportunity to play offense
Running Chicago’s schools might be the toughest tour of duty in town for a public sector CEO. There have been eight chiefs in…
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July 5, 2018
New Local School Council members face challenging first task: filling council vacancies
When Englewood community organizer Erica Nanton was out of a job and struggling a few months ago, she didn’t think she would…
How I Lead
November 20, 2017
Meet Colorado’s distinguished elementary school principal of the year
A Colorado principals talks about she gets to know students, why social and emotional learning is important and who gave her the best advice she’s ever received.
November 17, 2017
Here are 26 assistant principals being groomed to lead Tennessee schools
Gov. Bill Haslam announces educators chosen for his 2018 Governor’s Academy for School Leadership, as well as the 26 principals who will mentor them.
November 7, 2017
McQueen wants teacher pay to go up and local costs to go down for Tennessee’s student intervention program
As Gov. Bill Haslam prepares the final budget of his administration, Education Commissioner Candice McQueen is asking to increase teacher pay for a third straight year.
draining the atr pool
July 10, 2017
New York City plans more aggressive steps to move hundreds of unassigned teachers out of Absent Teacher Reserve
The city's latest attempt to shrink the ATR pool may require principals to hire teachers.
An education U-turn
June 20, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio has made many education promises. Here’s what he’s delivered so far — and what he hasn’t
With the mayoral election approaching, we've taken stock of de Blasio's progress on education.
An education U-turn
June 20, 2017
From power to paperwork: New York City principals adjust to a reined-in role under Carmen Fariña
This story is the first in a Chalkbeat series about Mayor Bill de Blasio's vision for education.
Movers and shakers
May 24, 2017
Memphis Raleigh-Egypt principal will return to Bolton High School
James "Bo" Griffin led the school to some of the highest gains in Shelby County Schools, sparing it from state takeover.
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