Cheryl Brown Henderson, a former educator and president of the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, discusses the significance of having Superintendent Tiffany Anderson, an African-American woman, at the helm of Topeka's public schools.
Carole Smith's resignation on Monday followed an independent investigation into how the district has been handling lead testing, according to the Associated Press.
Alton L. Frailey, the superintendent of the Katy Independent School District, in Katy, Texas, was sworn in as the president of the AASA, the School Superintendents Association.
The New Jersey Board of Education approved new rules that will require districts to test water for lead within the next year and make the results public.
School districts serving poor students have argued that the Illinois school funding formula is "regressive" and disadvantages low-income students who attend schools in districts that cannot rely on property taxes to raise more money.
The Council of the Great City Schools released an emotional, personal statement on recent shootings--from Dallas, to Baton Rouge, Baltimore, Chicago, and other urban areas--that have claimed the lives of its graduates, students, neighbors, and employees.
What started as an effort to break up the Clark County, Nev., school district has evolved into a plan to decentralize the sprawling district and create autonomous schools.
More than 1,500 principals and others will convene this week for the National Association of Elementary School Principals conference in National Harbor, Md.
Felton Williams will lead the policymaking body of the national coalition representing 70 of the nation's largest urban public school systems.
Anthony Hamlet's hiring had been on hold after claims arose that he overstated the academic turnaround at the Palm Beach, Fla., schools where he once served as principal.