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Several superintendents switch as first-timers join the ranks of K12 leadership

Leaders are changing districts in an end-of-year hiring surge that also features a crop of first-time superintendents who are set to steer their communities into 2023-24.

How this superintendent is fueling multidisciplinary learning with a food truck

A food truck will be a big part of Lincoln Public Schools' culinary program. But getting the truck going will require the skills of students studying graphic design, automotive repair, business and law, among other subjects.

Kentucky superintendent suspended as two other leaders call it quits

Matthew Constant, the superintendent of Owensboro Public Schools, was suspended by the district's school board when members learned he is being investigating by the Kentucky State Police.

How this superintendent is giving his educators the freedom to change K12 education

Trying new things in the name of progress is a linchpin of leadership in the Arlee Joint School District on the Flathead Reservation in Montana.

How this superintendent is amping up the power of his small N.J. district

The Point Pleasant Beach School District offers students a wide range of academic and extracurricular programs that "outmatches our size," Superintendent William T. Smith boasts.

How this superintendent incorporated high-dosage tutoring that produces results

Guilford County Schools Superintendents has helped the district set its sights on three areas crucial for the success of her students post-pandemic: expanding learning, high-intensity tutoring and acceleration—not remediation—by teaching kids grade-level content.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg is latest big district to fill top slot with leader of color

First-time Superintendent Crystal Hill is Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools first black, female leader, having previously served as interim superintendent and chief of staff in North Carolina's second-largest district.

A surprise firing and 2 suspensions mark ongoing shuffle of K12 leadership

The superintendent of a large Florida district has been fired with little to no warning as a nationwide leadership shuffle shows no sign of letting up even as the school year winds down.

How Superintendent Reuben Duncan is upending the old K12 hierarchy

Three words lie at the heart of the New Hampshire leader's efforts to clear the way for innovative teamwork, student achievement and community prosperity.

From ‘me’ to ‘we’: Why strong board-superintendent relationships are important

When boards and superintendents work together, they can set clear goals and expectations for student achievement and ensure that all students have the support and resources they need to succeed.

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