Joshua Starr, the schools chief in the 151,000-student district in suburban Washington, tells parents that the upcoming state tests are not in the best interest of students or schools.
Director Steve McQueen wears wristband in support of public schools campaign while accepting Oscar for 12 Years a Slave.
While most districts do not report any cases of restraint and seclusion, those that do are more likely to be located in wealthy communities.
Sixteen district leaders from around the country are showcased in Education Week's second annual Leaders To Learn From report.
President Barack Obama plans to announce a new task force and $200 million in investments from foundations as small steps toward solving large achievement gaps.
Every school in the District of Columbia Public Schools system will receive funds to devote to efforts to improve students' happiness with their learning environment.
State schools chief Mike Flanagan has notified the Education Achievement Authority that its exclusive agreement to deal with failing schools will end a year from now.
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.