February 2018 Archives

Alberto Carvalho would take the reins of the 1.1 million-student New York City system from Carmen Fariña, who is retiring after 52 years in education.

Since the Feb. 14 shooting at a Parkland, Fla., school, students across the country have been walking out of class to protest gun violence. Two major protests are planned for March 14 and April 20.

The Trump administration budget unveiled last week proposed eliminating a slew of federal programs that pay for school leaders and principal recruitment, training, and support.

Jeffrey Woofter, a former sheriff and the superintendent in Barbour County, West Virginia, says that allowing trained, certified staff to carry concealed weapons could protect students.

Chancellor Antwan Wilson issued a public apology, asking D.C. residents for forgiveness. But the mea culpa wasn't enough to save his job.

In bypassing protocol to secure a spot in a coveted high school for his child, schools chancellor Antwan Wilson violated a policy he helped create.

David Schuler, who leads the 12,000-student Township High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, Ill., was chosen from a group of four finalists.

In an interview with Education Week, Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie expressed sadness over the shooting that killed at least 17 people at a high school in his district.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta determined that a federal district judge must rescind part of her 2017 order that allowed the city of Gardendale, Ala., to form its own school system separate from the mostly black Jefferson County schools.

The new survey by a national superintendents' group also shows that 62 percent of superintendents say they will not be able to make up funding cuts.

Mary Jackson's story is among those depicted in the book "Hidden Figures," which focused on the lives of black women who worked as mathematicians and engineers for NASA during the Space Race. Before landing there, Jackson worked as a math teacher in Maryland.

The new Master Principal Program is the latest in a series of initiatives focused on principals in Chicago.

The investigation comes amid scrutiny of graduation practices in the district, as well as its rates of student suspensions.

The state seized control of the city's struggling school system in 1995.

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