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Urban School Superintendents: Characteristics, Tenure and Salary--Sixth Survey and Report - This report contains results of a survey of urban superintendents conducted in the spring and summer of 2008 to determine the characteristics of urban school superintendents in the United States. The data indicate that the average tenure of a major city school superintendent is now 3.5 years, up from 2 and 3/4 years in 2004. Several patterns, trends and relationships relating to employment and demographics have emerged through the course of the survey analysis. (Council of the Great City Schools, Winter 2008-2009)...

Urban School Superintendents: Characteristics, Tenure and Salary - This report contains results of a survey on urban superintendents, and 1997, 1999 and 2001 survey results also are provided as comparisons. The data indicate the average tenure of a major city school district is now 2 and 3/4 years, up from 2 and 1/2 years in 2001. The report also shows about 15% of Great City Schools superintendents come from nontraditional backgrounds. (Council of the Great City Schools, Urban Indicator, vol. 7, no. 1, October 2003)...

Urban School Superintendents: Characteristics, Tenure and Salary - This third biennial report from the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) contains results of a survey on urban superintendents; 1997 and 1999 survey results also are provided as comparisons. The data indicate that the average tenure of a major city school district is now 2 1/2 years, up from 2 1/3 years in 1999. The report also shows that salaries for urban superintendents have increased over the last several years as demand has risen. (CGCS, Urban Indicator, Volume 6, No. 1, October 2001)...

Performance Contracts for Administrators - While school administrators have always been held accountable for their performance, the practice of linking pay to indicators such as student achievement has been rare. However, pay for performance is now in place in many districts nationwide. This ERIC Digest report identifies performance contracts and the reasons for their use, and discusses the pros and cons of using them. (Elizabeth Hertling, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Digest 127, June 1999)...


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