Leadership

Welcome to district leadership: 7 things you need to know

The reason that the move from school to district leadership feels like such a big step to many leaders is because the skills that made you a successful— and promotable—principal are in some way counterproductive for district leaders.

Superintendent turnover: 3 big districts make important changes

A leader resigns in Milwaukee while new superintendents are set to take the helm in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Portland, Oregon.

Superintendent turnover: Frenzy of moves as school year ends

Superintendent turnover is not slowing down even as many districts wind most other school activities down for the year. Plenty of sitting and former superintendents have landed new jobs in recent weeks.

Teacher shortage is being solved by this retiring superintendent

The Hernando County School District is tackling the teacher shortage innovatively: the system, led by Superintendent John Stratton, has launched an on-the-job bachelor's degree program for aspiring educators.

Superintendent turnover: Another big district picks a new leader

Superintendent turnover showed no sign of letting up over the past week as Florida's Duval County Public Schools filled its vacant leadership post amid another round of arrivals and departures nationally.

School closures: More big districts are making tough choices

Seattle could close 20 elementary schools. Ohio's largest district also has its eye on middle and high school adjustments. But a Colorado district has halted its closure plans.

Superintendent turnover: 2 important hires and a big departure

Oklahoma City Public Schools and the Washoe County School District install new leaders while Cincinnati Public Schools' superintendent steps down after no-confidence votes.

Superintendent turnover: Lots of new hires, just a few departures

Several superintendents are relocating this week as steady turnover continues from coast to coast with several first-timers and retirements.

Why relationships “drive everything” for this Principal of the Year

"When you have a strong sense of confidence in yourself and where you came from, it helps you understand where you’re going," says Farid Johnson, New York's 2024 principal of the year.

‘Talking Out of School’ podcast: Fixing shortages and academics at the same time

Recruiting more aspiring educators of color will not only fill teacher vacancies but also propel student achievement and improve school climate, says this week's podcast guest, Javaid Siddiqi, the president and CEO of The Hunt Institute.

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