The three conservative school board members lost their seats in a hotly-contested recall election in the Denver suburb of Jefferson County, Colo.
Malika Anderson, the Achievement School District's current deputy superintendent, is a graduate of the Broad Foundation's Residency in Urban Education.
The Chicago Teachers' Union is urging its members to save up to 25 percent of their paychecks in preparation for a possible strike next year.
There have been allegations of death threats, and spending is expected to top $1 million in a contentious recall election in Jefferson County, Colo., according to media reports.
Actor Michael B. Jordan told the New York Times he will portray a teacher caught up in the city's testing scandal.
Some urban districts saw statistically significant gains in their 2015 4th and 8th grade reading and math results, while overall, NAEP scores in both subjects either dropped or stagnated nationally.
Mayor Michael Nutter calls for dissolving the School Reform Commission and creating a local board of education to be appointed by the city officials.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, as well as those representing states and school districts, discussed proposals to improve assessments amid debate about "overtesting" at a panel in Washington.
The National Policy Board for Educational Administration approved new standards for school leaders after a lengthy revision process.
After debates about confederate symbols on school grounds, the Montgomery County school board in southwestern Virginia plans to ban symbols that would interfere with learning from school property.