Newark voters heavily favored Ras Baraka, a city councilor and former high school principal who has been an outspoken critic of the state-appointed superintendent Cami Anderson.
The district has been without a permanent superintendent since the end of the last school year.
A former superintendent of the Arlingon, Mass. school district discusses how education leaders can cut costs at the same time as boosting student achievement.
Four teachers and a principal face multiple felony charges for their alleged role in cheating on state content tests, the Pennsylvania Attorney General announced.
Seven of the original eight districts participating in the waiver are seeking an extension and asking for more time to implement their teacher-evaluation systems.
Antwan Wilson, who has been lauded for his turnaround efforts in Denver, will join the district on July 1.
At a hearing this week, Philadelphia residents and educators pushed back against further budget cuts, asking elected officials to provide needed funding.
A changing education landscape in the nation's largest cities is spurring demand for skilled leaders in education administration.
The small town of Vilonia was also the site of a deadly tornado in 2011.
Denisa R. Superville, formerly of The Record in Bergen County, N.J., will cover school district news and leadership issues for Education Week.