The state cited school board disarray and mismanagement in taking control of day-to-day operations in the rural Gilmer County district.
Peter Gorman, who has drawn praise and criticism during his time in office, will join Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
The city's teacher union disputes the district's plan to exempt teachers at certain schools from layoffs.
Which proposed turnaround strategy will best serve the struggling district?
The state's supreme court says New Jersey must provide $500 million next year to its poorest districts.
The Weekly Standard's examination of a small district in Alaska gives a conservative critique to some national education policies.
The options are about 65 to 70 percent complete, and now need community input, said Superintendent Anthony Tata.
Melody Johnson in Fort Worth, Texas and Sydney Cousin in Howard County, Md., both plan to leave the districts that they've headed for several years.
The financial outlook for the state looks grim, according to two Pennsylvania education groups.
Broward may lose more than 1,400 teachers to plug a $140 million budget hole.