Both were profiled in a recent Education Week article about tea party conservatives flexing their muscle in school board races.
Cathleen P. Black's poll numbers have remained consistently low, but parents of children in the district say they're generally happy with their schools.
The finalists this year have all been nominated for the award before.
Federal policy should pay as much attention to training good principals as it does to promoting effective teaching, say two education policy groups.
Jim Notter said his departure has nothing to do with the February release of a scathing grand jury report that criticized the district and his leadership.
Thomas M. Brady, a former Army officer, gave no reason for his resignation after three years in Rhode Island's largest district.
A report suggests that most Americans depend on people they know for their education news.
The Council of the Great City Schools partnered for a discussion on ways to improve education in the nation's largest districts.
Districts around the country are dealing with shrinking budgets, but few are forward-thinking enough to embrace the change, one expert says.
The district's school board is also reeling over allegations of corruption and incompetence.