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A school’s leader matters enormously to its success and that of its students and teachers. But how well are U.S. districts identifying, recruiting, selecting, and placing the best possible candidates in principals’ offices? To what extent do their practices enable them to find and hire great school leaders? To what degree is the principal’s job itself designed to attract outstanding candidates?

This afternoon, a California superior court overturned five state laws related to the employment of teachers. 

Join Fordham's Mike Petrilli and AEI's Mike McShane for a livestream event on the future of Common Core. With Indiana, South Carolina, and Oklahoma backtracking from these standards, what's next in this political fight? 

Why do charters in some cities and states perform much better than their traditional district counterparts, while others are perform worse? We have asked a number of prominent scholars, practitioners, and policy analysts to take a crack at solving this puzzle. 

As spring learns toward summer, inspire your kids with one of the most famous wilderness adventures of all: that led by Merriwether Lewis and William Clark.

As spring learns toward summer, inspire your kids with one of the most famous wilderness adventures of all: that led by Merriwether Lewis and William Clark.

Why just read about earthquakes and volcanoes when you and watch and hear them in action?

There is a tendency in public discussion of charter schools to lump all charters together—for praise or for tarring. From May 4 through May 10, Fordham will celebrate National Charter Schools week with snapshots our own varied portfolio of schools. We believe these schools, like many other charter schools, are making a difference for the communities they serve.

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