Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the former CEO Chicago Public Schools, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud for her role in steering more than $20 million in no-bid contracts to SUPES Academy.
While cooperation between traditional districts and charter schools has deepened in some cities, issues such as facilities, special education services, transportation, and politics remain points of contention between the two sectors in most places.
L. Earl Franks, who now serves as executive director of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools, will lead the National Association of Elementary School Principals, starting July 1.
eliminating Title II would hamper efforts to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, the federal education law that Congress approved in December 2015, education advocates say.
Organizations that support and represent principals, teacher-leaders, and educator-preparation programs are calling on Congress to maintain funding for Title II, Part A and other programs that support school leaders.
If a Georgia bill becomes law, the state board of education will hire a new "chief turnaround officer," who will work with schools whose achievement ranks them in the state's bottom 5 percent.
New York City, the country's largest school system, says it will not allow federal immigration agents to enter its schools without signed warrants, and will host forums to help immigrant families know their rights and services available to them.
Patrick Dobard, who led the Recovery School District for the last five years, will become the CEO of New Schools for New Orleans. The Recovery School District, which took over most of the city's schools after Hurricane Katrina, is scheduled to become part of the Orleans Parish School Board next year.
A former undocumented immigrant himself, Miami-Dade schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho throws down the gauntlet on immigration enforcement.
The Council of the Great City Schools and the National Association of Secondary School Principals say the spending blueprint will hamstring efforts to educate public school students.