Infighting and a leadership breakdown on Atlanta's school board led an accrediting group to put the city's high schools on probation today.
The school board voted last year to end a policy of school assignments based on socioeconomic status.
The standards would lead to meals with less fat and sodium, but the changes may come at a cost, district officials say.
A new majority on the North Carolina board has done away with school assignments based on socioeconomic diversity, but critics wonder if the new plan will lead to resegregation.
John Deasy, a former superintendent and executive with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was named to be the district's next leader.
Joel Klein could earn up to $4.5 million in salary and bonuses in his first year, according to reports.
The mayor's management of the 409,000-school district has shut out parents, says a group of public school advocates and the city's teachers union.
Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of the D.C. Public Schools, was one of the year's top news makers for District Dossier.
Anthony J. Tata has 28 years of military experience and is a graduate of the Broad Superintendents Academy.
A Rhee deputy will remain the city's interim chancellor for now.