Paul G. Vallas, currently superintendent in Bridgeport, Conn., is the latest district leader to join the education marketplace.
Districts around the country will welcome new school leaders when classes resume.
A tie vote from the Birmingham school board triggered state action to shore up the district's weak finances.
The New York-based Wallace Foundation's latest report offers lessons in how to get strong leadership in every school.
The end of the school year often brings changes at the superintendent ranks.
The U.S. Education Department's office for civil rights found the district didn't take all the steps required to investigate the case as required by the federal law and punished the student who reported the rape as a form of retaliation.
A group of more than 20 districts have agreed to use a set of shared "publishers' criteria" when selecting language arts and literacy textbooks and other teaching materials.
Lorenzo Garcia, who served as El Paso superintended from 2006 to 2011, manipulated the system to exclude some 10th graders from taking the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills.
The district had been grouping students by ability instead of by grade level in 10 schools, but leaders say they now need to focus on regaining accreditation in the struggling Missouri district.
Birmingham, the state's third-largest district, is not meeting a state law that requires a month's operating expenses in reserve.