Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New CEO for Philly schools

Arlene Ackerman is about to become the new CEO of the School District of Philadelphia. She spent six years as Superintendent of the San Francisco schools, a tenure which seems to have been both successfull for improving student achievement and controversial for battles with some school board members.

Big changes often cause controversy, especially when people who've grown comfortable in their roles are forced to start producing.

Today's News

Philadelphia Inquirer story

Daily News story

Other views on Ackerman

Educational Justice: blog entry by SF school board member

San Francisco Chronicle on Ackerman's resignation

Reason magazine's interview with Ackerman

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