leadership

Ed chief lets states delay use of tests in teacher job decisions

Acknowledging that the nation’s educators face large challenges in preparing students for more rigorous academic standards and tests, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told state education officials on Tuesday that they could postpone making career decisions about teachers based on performance evaluations tied to new tests.

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Indiana schools board picks eight semi-finalists for superintendent position

The Indianapolis Public School Board has picked eight semi-finalists to interview to become its next superintendent. Board president Diane Arnold hopes to narrow the list to three or four finalists by Monday.

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ASCD announces 2013 class of emerging leaders

ASCD has selected 25 educators from around the globe for its 2013 Emerging Leaders class. The Emerging Leaders program recognizes and prepares young, promising educators to influence programs, policy, and practice on both the local and national levels.

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ASCD Announces 2013 Class of Emerging Leaders

ASCD has selected 25 educators from around the globe for the 2013 Emerging Leaders Class.

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Akron (Ohio) Public Schools drops digital academy sponsorship

The Akron Digital Academy, started by the Akron public school system in 2002 to capture some of the students leaving to study online, will no longer be associated with the public school system due to a change in the law that prohibits sponsors from sitting on the academy's board.

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NYC Schools Chief Blasts Mayoral Candidates Over Remarks at Education Forum

Dennis M. Walcott, the New York City schools chancellor, lashed out at the Democratic candidates for mayor on Monday, saying that he did not believe any of them had a compelling vision to lead city schools and that they had been pandering to gain the support of the teachers’ union.

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How Low Can You Go? Leading Schools Into (Or Out Of) Ruin.

The School District of Philadelphia announced last week that its budget for next year would be cut by 25 percent.

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David K. Pennington Elected AASA President-Elect

David K. Pennington, superintendent of the Ponca City Public Schools, Ponca City, Okla., has been elected the 2013-14 president-elect of AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

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