In Indianapolis, Ferebee focused on forging partnerships with charter schools leaders and establishing school choice-friendly policies, including a common-enrollment system for all the city's students. That approach may be tailor-made for D.C., where half of public K-12 students are enrolled in charters.

As school leaders in Anchorage, Alaska, work to assess earthquake damage to their schools, students in Paradise, Calif., returned to school on Monday, nearly three weeks after the Camp Fire damaged or destroyed all but one school.

Levy, a Wall Street lawyer who had never worked as an educator, more recently served as executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which supports expanding educational opportunities for high-achieving, low-income students.

Students and volunteers in Panama City cooked about 5,000 pounds of turkey—along with ham, pies and other traditional side dishes—for a "community" Thanksgiving dinner at Jinks Middle School.

Hopson became the interim superintendent in Shelby County, Tenn., in 2013 after the Memphis City School system merged with Shelby County schools. That merger then led six suburban communities to break away from the merged school system to form their own school districts.

Schools in Butte County, which includes 14 school districts and 18 charter schools, are closed through Dec. 3.

In the face of raging fires in California, students and staff have been forced to close schools and evacuate.

Eric Cardwell logged nearly 5,000 miles on the road, visiting schools from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Warner Robins, Ga. to learn about principals' challenges and successes.

In a state where dozens of teachers and other educators mounted campaigns for the state legislature, at least four principals captured seats.

Seven universities are making major changes to how they train future principals, as part of $48.5 million Wallace Foundation initiative to redesign university-based principal-preparation programs, according to a new report from RAND.

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