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Nongongoma Majova-Seane, principal of Stanton College Prep School, has boosted reading scores by combining instruction for students in grades 9 and 10, and then splitting them into AP or IB classes in their junior and senior years.

Nongongoma Majova-Seane has led Stanton College Preparatory School to rank in the top 10 percent of U.S. schools.

Barbara Sargent is the superintendent of schools at Parsippany-Troy Hills School District

Superintendents should involve administrators, parents, teachers, counselors and student ambassadors when looking to bring a new principal on board. Here are five steps to a successful hiring process.

The Gallup 2018 Survey of K12 School District Superintendents finds that school superintendents continue to support career readiness by creating opportunities for graduating students.

School superintendents continue to support career readiness by creating opportunities for graduating students, according to the Gallup 2018 Survey of K12 School District Superintendents.

LRP Media Group, parent company of District Administration, has acquired Atlantic Research Partners’ National Superintendents Academy. The first cohort of the superintendent training program will launch in February 2019.

Dwayne Copeland was named the 2018 elementary school principal of the year by Florida's Volusia County School District and the FUTURES Foundation.

After raising the grade during his first year at Edith I. Starke Elementary School, Principal Dwayne Copeland maintained the C average for three years by creating a PTA and by adding field trips to school offerings. 

Doreen McSain, Glenwood Elementary School, has been named principal of the year by the School Administrators Association of New York.

Principal Doreen McSain of Glenwood Elementary School welcomes canines into her school to encourage her students to read to them.

A recent study of completed and ongoing superintendent tenure in the 100 largest school districts shows that the average completed tenure is 6.16 years, while the current ongoing average is 3.8 years.

Source: The Broad Center, May 2018

Superintendent of Flint Community Schools, Bilal Tawwab, expands staff to support students harmed by lead-tainted water

Superintendent Bilal Tawwab of Flint Community Schools in Michigan has expanded staff to support students harmed by lead-tainted water.

In Monroe County School District in Mississippi, the superintendent is elected. But the board, above, has a working document in place, which means whoever is elected immediately becomes familiar with the district’s past work and future direction—and is ready to lead.

In many school districts today, hiring practices for administrative leaders often consist of “replacement filling”—or, waiting for a position to open up before searching for candidates. But a successful succession often requires more proactive planning.

Here are Hanover Research’s suggestions for a succession model, from the District Management Council’s model.

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