Pedro Martinez, the former superintendent of Washoe County in Reno, Nev., was appointed superintendent of the San Antonio school district.
Researchers from Atlanta-based Georgia State University also found little evidence that the cheating had a significant effect on student attendance or behavior.
The new nonprofit supported by private and philanthropic organizations will focus on eliminating opportunity gaps for boys and men of color.
Michael Casserly, the executive director of the Council of the Great City School, said the proposed new foundation will help sustain the council's efforts on equity and access in its districts after Mr. Obama leaves the White House.
In "School Leadership in Action: Principal Profiles," by The Wallace Foundation and PBS Learning Media, "exemplary" principals share their strategies on improving different aspects of their schools.
The My Brother's Keeper program, focused on improving education and career opportunities for males of color, has been a centerpiece of President Obama's second term.
Feedback suggested that there were too many standards, they were redundant, and they were not aligned with what "transformational leaders" needed to do to meet higher expectations.
The current Detroit school board and manager will remain, but will have one responsibility: paying off the district's $483 million debt.
Fulton County, Ga., Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter told the former educators and their lawyers that the sentences he handed down in mid-April were too harsh.
Low reading and math proficiency rates, along with other poor achievement outcomes, has prompted state education officials to take over the 5,500-student Holyoke school system.