The superintendent of the Columbus public schools says in an interview with the Columbus Dispatch that some principals may have engaged in wrongdoing by aggressively "scrubbing" student attendance data.
The law changing the requirements for district chiefs also limits the amount of money superintendents can receive as part of a severance package.
The group includes a blend of government officials, traditional district leaders and leaders from educational organizations.
The Allentown, Pa., school district will have to take a number of steps to better prevent and address sexual harassment to resolve a federal investigation into how it handled the sexual assaults by a 5th grade student on 6- and 7-year-old schoolmates.
The Boston Consulting Group, which has worked with districts and states around the country, suggests that cash-strapped school systems need to make cuts with an eye towards getting the most out of budget dollars.
The four will serve on the board of directors of The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems, joining 12 other members.
State and local education officials say that federal data requests take a lot of time and effort to fulfill, according to a report from a Congressional watchdog agency.
After the school board attempted to fire its superintendent, the Alabama schools chief said he or a designee will run board meetings for the time being.