Clark County, which has struggled for years to fill teaching slots, reported this month that it has 370 open teaching positions, down from 700 in June.
The current San Francisco school chief would step in as the permanent replacement for former Houston superintendent Terry Grier, who stepped down in February after six years at the helm.
San Francisco district chief Richard Carranza is the leading contender for the top job in Houston, the nation's seventh-largest school system, according to reports.
Covering the cost of legal bills is just the latest helping hand the state has provided to the cash-strapped school system.
The United Federation of Teachers, an ally of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, wrote in a letter to Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña that ending suspensions could result in an increase in classroom disruptions.
Cheryl Brown Henderson, a former educator and president of the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, discusses the significance of having Superintendent Tiffany Anderson, an African-American woman, at the helm of Topeka's public schools.
Carole Smith's resignation on Monday followed an independent investigation into how the district has been handling lead testing, according to the Associated Press.
Alton L. Frailey, the superintendent of the Katy Independent School District, in Katy, Texas, was sworn in as the president of the AASA, the School Superintendents Association.
The New Jersey Board of Education approved new rules that will require districts to test water for lead within the next year and make the results public.
School districts serving poor students have argued that the Illinois school funding formula is "regressive" and disadvantages low-income students who attend schools in districts that cannot rely on property taxes to raise more money.