The Wallace Foundation-commissioned study found that six districts it has invested in are more effectively using data to "make better-informed decisions on hiring and placing" school leaders.
Henderson Lewis Jr., the schools chief in the East Feliciana Parish district, will become superintendent of schools in Orleans Parish, which operates six regular schools and oversees 14 charters in New Orleans.
Through its initiative, the school system will spend $20 million over the next three years through mentoring programs, targeted grants, and opening a new all-male college preparatory high school in a high-need area.
The stories explore best practices and efforts across states and districts—from Maryland to Washington state—that aim to prepare strong principals and make the job more manageable.
The Hillsborough County, Fla., school board has ousted veteran schools chief MaryEllen Elia, triggering a $1.1 million buyout of her contract.
Students in nine school districts across the country gathered virtually to explore the themes in Dr. Martin Luther King's historic "I Have a Dream" speech and its resonance in contemporary America.
The report by the Pew Charitable Trusts found that per-pupil revenue in Philadelphia in the 2013-14 school year was lower than seven of the 11 big-city districts analyzed.
One finalist, Superintendent MaryEllen Elia of Hillsborough County, Fla., may be fired next week by her school board, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
Mayor Marty Walsh's plans include a focus on upgrading the city's schools' infrastructure, an emphasis on career and technical education, and expansion of pre-K education.
John Deasy will serve as a consultant to graduates of the Broad Foundation's school leadership programs who are working in urban districts.