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.
Longtime Miami Superintendent, Who Almost Left for N.Y.C., Chosen as Urban Superintendent of the Year
ALberto Carvalho has led the Miami-Dade school system for the last 10 years, but he made headlines earlier this year when he accepted the chancellor job in New York City and later backed out.
Lucas Clamp has been the principal of River Bluff High School in South Carolina's Lexington School District One since 2011, but he has a long career in education that has emphasized student and teacher empowerment.
Florida districts are beginning to assess the extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Michael. Eight school districts are closed "until further notice."
Hurricane Michael took a heavy toll on schools in Florida's Panhandle, including in Panama City's Jinks Middle School, where the storm blasted through the gymnasium.
The storm was the strongest to hit the Florida Panhandle in decades, and it's now headed to Georgia and the Carolinas, including areas where schools are still trying to recover from Hurricane Florence which struck nearly a month ago.
Tamara Cotman and Angela Williamson, former Atlanta educators convicted in the district's test cheating scandal in 2015, began their prison sentences this week after exhausting all their appeals.
Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday. Michael will be the second major hurricane in just over two weeks to disrupt schools.
The donation comes as Flint city and school leaders continue to grapple with the fallout from a contaminated-water crisis that began in 2015. The filtration systems, which will be installed by January, should allow students to once again district students and staff to drink from and fill up water bottles.
Out of appeals after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their case, two former Atlanta educators will soon head to prison to begin serving sentences for their 2015 convictions in the widespread cheating scandal in the city's schools.