Seven of the original eight districts participating in the waiver are seeking an extension and asking for more time to implement their teacher-evaluation systems.
Antwan Wilson, who has been lauded for his turnaround efforts in Denver, will join the district on July 1.
At a hearing this week, Philadelphia residents and educators pushed back against further budget cuts, asking elected officials to provide needed funding.
A changing education landscape in the nation's largest cities is spurring demand for skilled leaders in education administration.
The small town of Vilonia was also the site of a deadly tornado in 2011.
Denisa R. Superville, formerly of The Record in Bergen County, N.J., will cover school district news and leadership issues for Education Week.
Without new funds, Philadelphia Schools face layoffs, bigger class sizes
With pre-K expanded, a higher number of New York City parents apply for spots.
The incoming Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent will be paid a base salary of $375,000, along with moving expenses, temporary housing, and other perks, according to a report.
A set of Chicago reports offers evidence that a focus on 9th grade retention can increase graduation rates.