Below you will find third-party sites and resources. If you have a favorite resource that's not included in the list, please let us know.
- District Administration Magazine
Professional Media Group LLC publishes District Administration and University Business.
District Administration is the leading provider of smart management solutions for K12 administrators at school districts throughout the United States, and is the most-closely followed and most-widely read information source in the industry, bringing top-quality journalism to the unique issues, challenges and opportunities faced by K12 district executives.
- Education Week
Editorial Projects in Education Is the independent, nonprofit publisher of Education Week and other high-quality print and online products on K-12 education. EPE's mission is to raise awareness and understanding of critical issues facing American schools. It is a 501(c)(3) organization.
- Education World
Great articles on topics including school management, technology, school climate, educations trends and much more. Countless interviews with industry leaders as well as many great columnists who offer detailed responses to the problems you face every day.
Over 23,000 pieces of content—articles
- Factors Impacting Superintendent Turnover: Lessons from the Field
In an occupation enjoying very little security (Cooper, Fusarelli, & Carella, 2000), having fewer benefits than similar jobs in the private sector, and facing increased criticism in addition to greater complexities (Goodman & Zimmerman, 2000), the role of the school superintendent could be characterized as formidable. Due to the realities of the job, current superintendents are concerned about the future possibilities of quality candidates to fill superintendent vacancies (Cooper et al., 2000).
- National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
NCPEA Publications is primarily the assembly and coordination of the organization’s peer-reviewed publications, which currently are:
(1) the International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation (IJELP), Open Education Resources with all Abstracts in Spanish, through the NCPEA Connexions Project;
(2) the Education Leadership Review (ELR), the NCPEA hard-copy journal;
(3) the NCPEA Yearbook; and
(4) the Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning journal published by Routledge, a Taylor & Francis Group.
- Selecting a Superintendent in a Tight Market: How the Current Superintendent Can Help
Summary: Selecting a new district leader is always a challenge for school board members. A poor decision can lead to difficulties for everyone associated with the school district including the newly appointed superintendent. By relying on the wisdom and experience of the current superintendent, boards of education enhance their chances of selecting the right leader for their district even in a tight candidate market. This publication aligns with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISSLC) Standard 3: "An education leader promotes the success of every student by ensuring management of the organization, operation, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment."
- Superintendent Leadership During a Fiscal Crisis
Summary: The authors describe a budget reduction process developed in a district facing a 24% loss in revenue. Initiated by the superintendent, the process resulted in strong support from both staff and community members, including all eight bargaining units. Collaborative leadership was the cornerstone of the process. The process was repeated in another state with no bargaining units, but strong employee associations. A detailed description, with specific worksheets for superintendents and professors to use, can be found in the manual entitled: Survival in a Down Economy: A Budget Reduction Process for Superintendents, published by Rowan & Littlefield in partnership with the American Association of School Administrators.
- Superintendents’ Beliefs and Behaviors Regarding Instructional Leadership Standards Reform
This study examined Alabama school superintendents' perceptions of the new Alabama instructional leadership standards as related to the superintendency, and superintendents' professional needs related to the knowledge indicators in the standards. Also explored were superintendents' perceptions towards professional development delivery methods, which standards are most important for increasing student achievement, how superintendents allocate their time among the standards, barriers that hinder or prevent superintendents from implementing the standards, and whether district demographic variables impacted superintendents' perceptions. No significant difference in time allocation in relation to district enrollment was indicated and district enrollment did not significantly impact superintendents' ranking of the importance of the standards for increasing student achievement.
- The Role of Superintendents in Supporting Teacher Leadership
role of superintendents in fostering and enabling the growth of teacher leadership. It is presented in two parts. The study used qualitative and quantitative measures, in survey form. This paper presents the preliminary data, which suggest that universities are beginning to include teacher leadership as a unit of study, and superintendents are seen as key figures in the transformation to utilizing teacher leadership.
- Toward a Leadership Practice Field
Summary: This article explores the possibility of providing potential administrators an opportunity to practice and perfect their administrative skills before they face the challenge of the “real world.” Other professions have practice fields. Why shouldn’t we have administrator-training programs?