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Professional Support for Principals Is Essential for Strong Teacher-Evaluation Systems

New data show that 95 percent of principals believe they have a major influence on teacher evaluation, yet they do not receive the professional support they need to take on new responsibilities related to teacher evaluation.

By Jenny DeMonte and Kaitlin Pennington | Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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The Changing Role of the Principal

book_alt2 icon Report A series of case studies sheds light on the changing landscape of school leadership and principal professional development.

By Lee Alvoid and Watt Lesley Black Jr. | Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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Retaining Teachers of Color in Our Public Schools

book_alt2 icon Report Through targeted reform efforts, states, districts, and school leaders—as well as policymakers and communities of color—can improve the retention rates and effectiveness of teachers of color.

By Glenda L. Partee | Saturday, June 28, 2014

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Access to Effective Teaching is the New Measure of Equity

The ruling in Vergara v. California sparks strong reactions on both sides of the issue, but all can agree that great teaching matters.

By Jenny DeMonte and Kaitlin Pennington | Friday, June 27, 2014

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The New Education CFO

book_alt2 icon Report The strategic education chief financial officer can better address the growing complexity of operating school districts in a challenging fiscal environment, as well as the need to transform how K-12 education prepares today's students to succeed.

By Don Hovey and Ulrich Boser | Thursday, June 26, 2014

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The Promise of Education Information Systems

book_alt2 icon Report By embracing big data and management technology, K-12 schools can raise student achievement and reduce costs.

By Nathan Levenson and Ulrich Boser | Thursday, June 26, 2014

Roadmap for a Successful Transition to the Common Core in States and Districts

book_alt2 icon Report States and districts across the country are using promising and effective practices to implement the Common Core, but more work remains to ensure a smooth transition to the new standards.

By Carmel Martin, Max Marchitello, and Melissa Lazarín | Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Seeing Beyond Silos

book_alt2 icon Report States typically keep federal education funds in silos—separating staff into different offices for each federal fund. But as Texas illustrates, state education leaders can do much more to build collaborative agencies and meet comprehensive education reform goals.

By Robert Hanna | Friday, June 13, 2014

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Help Wanted

book_alt2 icon Report State education agencies that seek to combine resources when providing assistance to troubled schools often bump into federal restrictions on how grant dollars can be used.

By Patrick J. Murphy | Friday, June 13, 2014

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Cutting Red Tape

book_alt2 icon Report State education leaders face real barriers—legal and cultural—to building state education agencies that can meet today’s education reform goals. However, there is more they can do within the current policy environment if they are willing to break out of old habits and explore new approaches.

By Robert Hanna, Jeffrey Morrow, and Marci Rozen | Friday, June 13, 2014

Mid- and Late-Career Teachers Struggle With Paltry Incomes

article icon Issue Brief Low pay prevents talented and experienced teachers from living a middle-class life.

By Ulrich Boser and Chelsea Straus | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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