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Rock Star Superintendents: Are They Overpaid?

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

They command six-figure salaries. No, we're not talking rock stars, pro athletes or even pro coaches. We're talking school superintendents.

The Spirit of Detroit

David Donaldson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David Donaldson

A resurgence of Detroit pride has spread throughout the city with the Chrysler Super Bowl commercial that appeared featuring Eminem.

Of Generals and School Superintendents

Kenneth Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kenneth Bernstein

Would you hire the head of my school system to run an army brigade? If not, why would you assume someone who runs an army brigade is prepared to run a school system?

If We Were Really Serious About Educational Technology

Scott McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Scott McLeod

If we were really serious about educational technology, we would. Here are 10 ways to get you started.

Black Male Student Achievement: A Devastating Report

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

The data, from the report titled "A Call for Change: The Social and Educational Factors Contributing to the Outcomes of Black Males in Urban Schools," are jaw dropping, and we do have a national catastrophe.

What are our Excuses, Again, for not Putting Computers in the Hands of our Children? (VIDEO)

Scott McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Scott McLeod

I've watched this TED talk by Sugata Mitra several times now. And every time I watch it, my brain keeps asking the same question.

A Good School Administrator can Smell Trouble

Michael N. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael N. Smith

There's a lesson to be learned here for every man, woman, and child who is considering become a principal or superintendent.

Waiting for 'Accountability-Man'

Kevin Welner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kevin Welner

School accountability runs in only one direction. When we weren't looking, those at the top were apparently given "get out of accountability free" cards.

Manifesto Lite?

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

I recently read with great interest a document released by Chancellor Joel Klein and enthusiastically titled a "Manifesto".

All Means All

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Vander Ark

A school superintendent has the potential to have a greater impact on a community than any other person. They can shape the way a community thinks ab...

A Secretary Who Matters

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

At the critical point where young people should be connecting with college and 21st century careers, we rely on an outdated education system that evolved in the 1970s.

Light a Fire Under Your Principal This Summer

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Esther Wojcicki

Everyday during the school year, 2,500 students drop out of high school in the U.S. -- We need to get our school principals hopping mad about this.