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A list of professional organizations for K12 leaders

Organizations provide solutions, networking and professional development

Politics seep into school leaders role

Accountability standards, charter school funding sometimes causing controversy

Superintendent creates academy for other school leaders

Keith Lutz, superintendent of Millard Public Schools in Omaha, developed the Midlands Superintendent Academy for new administrators

Flanagan receives Distinguished Service Award from NASBE

What's new with the country's top K12 leaders.

Student Success Act heads to the Senate

Bill to revise ESEA would eliminate the adequate yearly progress measures of No Child Left Behind

30 states already teaching some Common Core

But education agencies are “struggling” to find resources to train teachers and principals, report says

Budget cuts mean more fees for students

Districts requiring parents to pay fees for their children’s textbooks, lab materials, and after-school activities

Detroit bankruptcy weighs on already struggling schools

Schools facing extreme drops in enrollment, multi-million dollar budget deficit

Colorado district first to use market-based pay

Douglas County (Colo.) School District restructuring the pay scale so positions most in demand get paid more

Report warns against neglecting humanities

“The Heart of Matter” urges educators to keep literature, foreign languages, history, art, and civics as priorities

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