profiles

The Next Step

Laptops Lead to Love of Learning

Mark Edwards in the Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District has drawn national recognition for a digital conversion effort.

Roots Firmly Planted in Saint Paul

Superintendent Valeria Silva, Saint Paul (Minn.) Public Schools

Army Strong, Superintendent Savvy

Anthony Tata brings three decades of military experience to his new job leading schools—and some of its controversial policies—in Wake County, N.C.

Experience Necessary

This issue highlights how difficult it can be to match leaders with districts, but also how wonderful it can be when those matches result in positive changes.

A Legacy of Systemic Change

Jerry Weast, superintendent of Montgomery (Md.) County Public Schools has navigated the district through a comprehensive school reform effort.

Donations Equal School Dollars

Clermont (Ohio) Northeastern Schools' thrifty ways of saving money.

Navigation for Exceptional Students

This Minnesota superintendent is trying to close this "excellence gap" through innovative curricula.

Superintendent Staying Power

DA editors look back over 15 years at the tenure of the men and women who have led the 10 largest districts in the nation.

Students Need Stable District Leadership

In more than one big city school district, including now Seattle, superintendents who have put smart reforms in place, yielding positive results for students, have been removed too soon.

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