The District of Columbia Council on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Ferebee, three months after the city's mayor tapped him for the job. A former Education Week Leaders to Learn From honoree, Ferebee focused on forging partnerships with charter schools while he was superintendent in Indianapolis.
In three of the four teachers strikes so far this year, districts have kept schools open putting principals in a bind between supporting their teachers on the picket line and being the district voice in their building and communities.
Curtis Jones, a U.S. Army veteran, has led Georgia's Bibb County school system since 2015.
Administrators Say Schools Are Equipped to Address Bad Behavior in Early Grades. Teachers Beg to Differ
In a new survey, all superintendents said strategies to deal with behavior issues such as positive behavioral interventions and supports are used in their districts. But just 57 percent of teachers said they used those practices frequently or very frequently.
New York City Diversity Panel Recommends A 'Chief Integration Officer,' Schools That Reflect City's Diversity
The report also calls for the city to think not just about racial and socio-economic diversity, but also about creating schools that reflect the diversity of the boroughs in which they are located, including ability, gender, and home language.
Casey Smitherman, the superintendent of the Elwood school district, cited the "negative attention" from the incident, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Michelle King, who was the first African-American woman to lead the Los Angeles school system and only the second woman to do so in more than 80 years, retired in June 2018 while undergoing treatment for cancer.
A new research brief from the Tennessee Education Research Alliance found an inequitable distribution of experienced and effective principals across the state, with less effective principals more likely to be working in disadvantaged schools.
The organizations focus on helping districts and communities prepare students with skills like creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration.
The bitter cold that has shut down many schools across the Midwest has spawned an unofficial "singing superintendents" challenge as school leaders jockey to be the most creative in their closure announcements.