The leaders profiled in this report will be recognized at an exclusive event April 18, 2013 in Washington, D.C., featuring a keynote by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. While this is an invitation-only event, you can register to view the event’s free live stream. For more information about the live stream, click here.
About Education Week Leaders To Learn From
In an environment of tight resources, tough academic challenges, and increasingly stiff competition from new education providers, smart leadership may matter more than ever for the success of America’s school districts. Against this backdrop, Education Week introduces the first of what will be an annual Leaders To Learn From report—a way to recognize forward-thinking education leaders and share their ideas.
This 2013 report, created with support from the Wallace Foundation, profiles 16 district-level leaders—superintendents, associate superintendents, and others—who seized on creative but practical approaches and put them to work in their school districts.
To help find these leaders, Education Week put out a call to readers for nominees, starting last June. We also sought nominations from the leaders of administrators’ groups in most of the 50 states, as well as from members of the Education Writers Association, a Washington-based organization that includes local education reporters around the country.
Read more about the selection process.