The Answer Sheet: Superintendents


Posted at 12:10 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Los Angeles Schools Supt. Deasy may resign (update)

The move is a surprise; he just got a contract extension.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:10 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Superintendents

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Q & A: School superintendents speak out on key issues

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charters, etc., Superintendents, Teachers, Testing

Posted at 04:01 AM ET, 04/15/2013

The problem with school superintendents

Two trends have characterized the urban school district superintendency in recent years, neither of them good.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:01 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Needed: Continuity, Not Change, School Superintendents

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/31/2010

A wrong-headed experiment in school leadership

Can you imagine the military anointing a school superintendent as a brigadier general? Of course you can’t, but this won’t surprise you: The Board of Education in Wake County, N.C., tapped a brigadier general who has no experience in instruction or academic leadership to be the new superintendent of the 143,000-student school system. He did work for Michelle Rhee in D.C. public schools, though.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Educational leadership | Tags:  educational leadership, gen. anthony tata, non-traditional superintendents, wake county public schools

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 11/28/2010

Why non-educator school chiefs aren't the answer

Historian Larry Cuban looks at how big-city school systems decided to reach into the corporate ranks to find school superintendents, and why they are no silver bullet to improving schools.

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:59 AM ET, 11/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Educational leadership, Educational leadership, Educational leadership | Tags:  cathie black, cathleen black, educational leadership, qualifications for superintendents, school reform, school superintendents, schools, superintendents