In Newark, they're doing a Fresh Start/Sherman-type thing to try and help one school: Raising the Scores: For a School, Hope and a Fresh Start (NYT). With the support of the teachers union, Newton replaced 6 of its 44
teachers some against their will with teachers who demonstrated a
higher commitment to change or who had expertise needed in a particular
Chicago's principal influx is making news nationally: Rookie Chicago Principal Faces Early Challenges (NPR). Like Chicago, many other school systems across the country are facing
the same turnover, as baby boomer principals near retirement age. And
for the rookie principals, challenges come early and often.
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