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.
Leaders of large suburban districts say they're looking for a voice in crafting federal policy, as well as a place where they can share best practices with similar systems.
The agency that collects education statistics plans to implement new checking procedures to catch unusual outliers in the data.
The 970-student Highland Park district has failed in its responsibility to teach its students to read, the organization contends.
The RAND Corp. examined an initiative in the district aimed at creating better school leaders.
Under state law, the Detroit emergency manager has the power to create a "successor collective bargaining agreement" without union negotiation.