Brenda Cassellius, Minnesota's education commissioner, and Ed Graff, the superintendent of the Anchorage, Alaska, school district, are the two finalists for the top job in Minneapolis.
A new Urban Institute report makes the case that boys and young men of color face factors from birth onward that place them at "risk for underperformance in school and life."
Louisiana lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have approved a bill transferring oversight of New Orleans charter schools from the state to the local school board.
A new survey commissioned by the Northwest Evaluation Association and conducted by Gallup Education gauged school and district leaders' attitudes on the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was featured in an Education Week story 26 years ago involving the site of a hotel where Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1968.
The Chicago Teachers' Union has proposed what it calls a "recovery package," which it says could raise about $502 million for the financially-beleaguered school district.
Coordinated teacher sickouts had closed 94 of the district's 97 schools Monday and Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands of students out of class.
Gregory Thornton, who came to Baltimore City schools from Milwaukee in 2014, had a rocky tenure. His replacement, Sonja Santelises, previously served for three years as Baltimore's chief academic officer.
Reports indicate that some Chicago teachers are concerned that a strike before the end of the school year could jeopardize their last paycheck before the summer and their health insurance.
The union protests comes at a time when state lawmakers are weighing a $715 million aid package to save the district from financial collapse.