An administrative credential allows an individual to develop instructional programs, evaluate personnel, decide discipline for students and school employees, and manage budgets. As with teachers, administrators first receive a preliminary administrative credential, followed within five years by a full or clear credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Getting Down to Facts II research project scrutinized how California's schools are doing after a decade of policy changes.
Matthew Duffy said his primary goals are raising student achievement and reducing teacher turnover.
"Getting Down to Facts" studies will take stock of a decade of change and point to what other states are doing differently.
Antwan Wilson apologizes for skirting district rules to transfer his daughter to another D.C. high school.
For the L.A. Unified board, outgoing superintendent may be the model for a successor.
Rodriguez says Los Angeles should shut down poor-performing charters while successful ones can share their practices with the rest of the district.
Michelle King has steered the nation’s second largest public school system to calmer waters. That’s the consensus of several prominent education leaders and others who work closely with the district in a variety of roles.
School boards hope that superintendents with ties to their districts will reduce the churn in leadership.
The longtime education leader says public schools must serve the needs of parents and students as the Trump administration focuses on school choice.
Superintendents who lead districts where they grew up say they are motivated by a yearning to honor their mentors who nurtured them along the way.
The district has had three superintendents in the past four years.
An EdSource survey of the state’s 30 largest districts shows that in 17 out of 30 districts, the superintendents have been in office for three years or less.
Four superintendents appointed in 2016 discuss their leadership approaches.
The Oakland superintendent is the only California leader who is part of the national coalition.