Dorsey Hopson II, former legal counsel and interim superintendent, will take the reins of the merged district.
Contract negotiations continue in Philly; millions in state aid hang in the balance.
On Thursday, NASSP and MetLife announced Sheena Alaiasa of Hawaii as their Middle School Principal of the Year.
More than 400 districts and charter school organizations have said they want to compete for their share of $120 million to support their vision for local school improvement.
Faced with a huge budget deficit, Philadelphia school officials say they need pay cuts and other concessions from the teachers' union before schools can open next month.
Wisconsin leaders are the latest to consider the governance model.
More than 12,000 Chicago students are attending different schools this year after city leaders closed nearly 50 elementary schools earlier this year.
As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calls for improving the criminal justice system, school districts continue to search for a solution to the school-to-prison pipeline.
More school leaders use Twitter to showcase their districts and their ideas on a range of education issues.
After shutting down almost 50 elementary schools, the city's education leaders face a big test of safety and order on the first day of classes.