Tiffany Anderson, the superintendent in Jennings, Mo., appeared with other local leaders to talk frankly with the Democratic presidential candidate about racial and socioeconomic issues in their communities.
The district is strapped for cash, faces a $1.1 billion deficit, and may be unable to make its full $634 million pension payment due by the end of June.
The American Federation of Teachers and In the Public Interest argue that the Walton Family Foundation's ideology has led to rapid expansion of a charter sector that lacks transparency and accountability and is undermining traditional public schools.
The group of 22 school districts will work to help Normandy Schools Collaborative and Riverview Gardens school districts regain firm academic and financial footing.
Schools chief Mike Miles, who has led the district since July 2012, often clashed with employees and school board members.
Tiffany Anderson, one of Education Week's 2015 Leaders To Learn From, will discuss equity in education with the Democratic presidential candidate today in St. Louis.
Cami Anderson, who has been under fire for much of her tenure since her appointment in 2011, will most likely be replaced by Chris Cerf.
Community members mounted a campaign to keep Superintendent Dana Bedden from taking a job in Boston.
National campaigns aimed at decreasing rates of drowning have helped ignite district-level attempts to better educate students about swimming.
A new snapshot from the Center on Reinvention Public Education (CRPE) looks at the progress school districts have made in implementing components of the portfolio model strategy.