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School Superintendents

The Problem With School Accountability Systems

Dr. Thomas W. Payzant | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education
Dr. Thomas W. Payzant

Using test results to drive teacher and leader effectiveness is akin to poking the raw batter with a toothpick. Which is why it hasn't worked and is not going to.

Embattled Ex-Schools Chief Defends Unemployment Application Despite Huge Buyout

AP | Posted 02.07.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA — The ousted former head of Philadelphia's public schools says she's only taking what's rightfully hers by applying for unemploymen...

Zachary Stalberg: Suspicion Surrounds $1 Million Philly Chief Buyout

| Zachary Stalberg | Posted 11.02.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Zachary Stalberg, president and CEO of Philadelphia government watchdog...

State's Superintendent Turnover Rate Rises To Almost 30%

Statehouse Bureau, dailyrecord.com | Michael Symons | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education

TRENTON -- Nearly 30 percent of New Jersey school districts hired new superintendents in the last year, a larger-than-usual turnover that may have res...

Philadelphia Superintendent: Fire Me, I Dare You

The Philadelphia Inquirer | Kristen A. Graham | Posted 10.19.2011 | Education

Making a defiant and emotional stand Thursday, embattled Philadelphia School Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman dared her bosses to make a decision on ...

The New Businessman: District Superintendent?

Posted 09.18.2011 | Education

The New Jersey Board of Education relaxed its administrative requirements last week -- struggling school districts can now hire superintendents that d...

Six Atlanta Officials Replaced Amid Cheating Scandal

AP | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education

ATLANTA -- The fallout from the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal continued to spread as four area superintendents were replaced and a school di...

Choosing the Right Superintendent

Richard Lee Colvin | Posted 06.19.2011 | Education
Richard Lee Colvin

The characteristics and experience of new leaders need to match the challenges they will face. This may seem obvious. But it often doesn't happen.

Embracing Our Children: Superintendents With a Vision

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

Superintendents are under siege. I'm thinking about former colleagues, toiling in school districts throughout the land, up nights obsessing about accountability.