Gregory Thornton, currently the superintendent in Milwaukee, has been tapped as the new chief executive officer for the 80,000-student Baltimore city district.
The 2014 winner of the annual award by the School Superintendents Association, AASA, is Alberto Carvalho, the superintendent of the 345,000-student Miami-Dade County school district since 2008.
A new salary survey from the School Superintendents Association finds that base median salaries for district chiefs rose modestly between 2012-13 and 2013-14.
Fifteen countywide or suburban district superintendents call for a lot less testing and much more leeway for states and districts on setting and achieving goals in any new version of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
A new study reveals major differences between the leadership challenges principals experience in diverse schools, depending on their race.
The rules would set hiring and ongoing education requirements for employees who manage and operate National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.
The Wallace Foundation will spend $24 million in six school districts to lighten the load of principals' supervisors and make room for them to spend more time coaching and providing professional development to school leaders.
More school leaders turn to the social media venue as a form of both formal communication about district news and informal communication with students.
Newark is shaping up to be a major flash point for school reform in 2014 as opposition erupts to Superintendent Cami Anderson's plans to reorganize the district through closures, consolidations, and charter school expansion.
The potentially precedent-setting trial in Los Angeles features plaintiffs seeking to overturn seniority, tenure, and dismissal procedures.