Superintendent Kim Myrick Stasny, one of the school leaders at the front lines in helping to rebuilding Gulf-area school districts devastated by Hurricane Katrina, had passed away.
An examination of student in districts that have received investments from large education foundations shows that those districts still trail suburban and rural districts, says an investigative report.
Robert Avossa, who helped craft a performance-pay program in Charlotte, will lead the schools in a suburban Atlanta district.
These organizations, which have existed for decades, could provide some qualitative data to assist in evaluating schools.
Joshua Starr will lead the nation's 16th largest school district when he starts in his new position July 1.
The Christina District school board voted against a plan to move 19 teachers from two low-performing schools.
Jean-Claude Brizard, a former administrator in New York City, will be leading the country's third-largest district.
Deasy is working on an performance management plan for the district that aims for a higher graduation rate and improved math scores for middle school students, among other improvements.
The Atlanta district's high schools have been put on probation because of school board in-fighting.
The state would like to see principals evaluated more frequently, and create alternate paths to the principalship.