The Answer Sheet: School Leadership


Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Angry principal tweets: ‘Strap up, there will be head injuries’

Why does the school board tolerate this kind of language from a public employee?

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:22 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Leadership

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013

What it’s like in school to have principal after principal

A veteran teacher talks about the problem of principal turnover for students and teachers.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Principals, School Leadership, The School Leadership Problem

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 11/15/2010

NYC Chancellor Cathie Black, in her own words

In an effort to learn about Cathleen Black, the woman that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg chose to succeed Joel Klein as head of the city’s public schools, I turned to the book she wrote: “Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life.)”

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:21 AM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Educational leadership | Tags:  basic black, cathie black, cathleen black, educational leadership, joel klein, leadership, mayor bloomberg, naep, new york city schools, nyc schools, school leadership

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/10/2010

The truth behind the get-tough success stories in school reform

A teacher takes apart the myths surrounding Joe Clark and his baseball bat, Michelle Rhee and her broom, and the whole notion that bullying tactics can actually improve a school long-term.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  joe clark, joe clark and baseball bat, michelle rhee, rhee and broom, school leadership, urban school reform