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.
Some advocates for school facilities say they will lobby Congress for a federal infrastructure plan that includes money for school construction, including possibly $100 billion over a decade.
Jeffrey C. Riley, who was appointed to oversee the Lawrence, Mass., school district after a state takeover, was tapped to be the next education commissioner in Massachusetts.
Lobster rolls and Philly cheesesteaks are on the line. It's not clear if the winner has to make the six-hour trip between the two cities to hand-deliver the goods.
A new coalition is asking for President Trump to include K-12 school facilities in any large-scale plan to upgrade the nation's infrastructure.
A new report from education advocacy groups argues that Southern states must be more aggressive in improving the quality of public schools across the region. And a new poll of Southern voters shows broad support for that.
The longtime educator was named interim CEO in December following the resignation of Forrest Claypool, who was accused of repeatedly lying to investigators during an ethics probe.