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Hostile school boards oust 2 superintendents while FBI probes another

Two Florida leaders depart after confrontations with newly sworn in school boards while a Texas superintendent is facing an FBI investigation.

How are principals responding to political interference? Not so well

A survey conducted by the Institute for Democracy, Education and Access at the University of California Los Angeles and the Civic Engagement Research Group at the University of California Riverside showcases the concerns of nearly 700 high school principals surrounding political interference in schools.

How 3 superintendents are finding fresh purpose by adapting a whole child focus

Prioritizing the whole child in meeting the needs of all learners is at the top of the agenda for these leaders. "We're maximizing every minute. And we're leaning into kids' interests," one says.

Moms for Liberty is connected to the firing of yet another superintendent

The firing of yet another superintendent, this time Brennan Asplen of Sarasota County Schools, comes in the wake of a performance review that deemed him to be effective in the job.

Sudden change: 2 superintendents resign abruptly and 2 others are fired

Superintendents in Sonoma, California, and Judson, Texas, have stepped down suddenly in recent days, while other leaders have switched districts or been dismissed without warning.

Leadership Series: This principal now serves the school that raised him

Dr. Johnnie Marshall was an observer and student teacher in the school's first years of existence. Now, he's giving back through leadership.

3 key pieces of advice for women who aspire to edtech leadership

Being as qualified as you can be and establishing a life-work balance are critical steps to success for women in edtech leadership, FETC speaker Frankie J. Jackson says.

Broward County school board fires Superintendent Vickie Cartwright

Her termination came out of the blue, as she was originally tasked in October with taking 90 days to create a checklist of issues to address. "I'm flabbergasted," says one board member.

Principal fired after accidentally leaving racist remarks on job applicant’s voicemail

According to the recording, Jeffrey Copeland made remarks about the applicant's Dominican accent and their job qualifications.

Crowd-surfing superintendent faces punishment by school board

The board is expected to take disciplinary action on Nov. 21 against Jason Thomson for his "misconduct, neglect of duty and incompetence."

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