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Smart and innovative district leaders have important lessons to share about helping students succeed. Tell us about the ones you know. Nominate them now.

Christopher Chatmon, Executive Director, Office of African-American Male Achievement, Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, Calif.Photo: Luanne Dietz/Education Week

Leaders To Learn From 2016: Nominations Open

"It takes everyone's commitment and vision and courage to make education successful for every kid in America."
—Deborah S. Delisle, former assistant secretary of education, U.S. Department of Education | Nominate today.

About This Project


Past Leaders

Over the past two years, we have recognized 32 education leaders for their outstanding contributions to their school districts. Hailing from states across the country, these leaders serve communities big and small, from rural Alaska to New York City.


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