A new initiative by the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, will include an array of efforts to increase the number of women who are school superintendents and support them once they are in the top jobs.
Months after the water crisis emerged, the 5,500-student district is still supplying students and staff members with bottled water in an effort to reduce their exposure.
Police allege that an adult education teacher took the GED exam for Knox County School Board Chairman Dexter Smith, who was taking the exam to settle questions about his education qualifications.
The legislation seeks to return public schools—all of them charters—now overseen by the Recovery School District to the Orleans Parish School Board within the next three years.
District leaders argue while 20 percent of the state's students live in Chicago and local residents contribute 20 percent of Illinois' income tax revenue, the city's students are only getting 15 percent of the state's funding for K-12.
In recent years, a growing number of states have sought to create statewide school districts with the charge of taking over and improving low-performing schools.
Kaya Henderson's request for $100,000 from Chartwells came just weeks after the company was accused, in a whistleblower lawsuit, of bilking the city out of $19 million.
The poll by the Cowen Institute at Tulane University also found that New Orleans residents differed on the future of school governance in the city.
Since his appointment last fall, John B. King Jr. has championed diversity as a route to produce better outcomes for all students, arguing that it can help address big gaps in resource equity.
After the Chicago Teachers' Union rejected a fact-finder's recommendations on a new contract, the school district has called for the teachers' union to drop the strike talk and return to the bargaining table.