Before Friday's shooting, Texas' Santa Fe High School was perhaps best known as having been at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case on whether students can lead prayers over the public-address system at football games. Now, it has joined an ever-growing list of schools that have lost students or staff to gun violence.
Tenures, on average, are shorter in larger districts and in districts with high percentages of students of color and low-income students. Women also had tenures that were 15 months shorter, on average, than their male counterparts, according to the Broad Center.
Central office staffers—like chief academic officers, deputy superintendents, and curriculum directors—face hurdles making the jump to the top job.
The country's fifth-largest school system is undergoing a massive reorganization that will give schools more autonomy.
The New Jersey state board of education voted Wednesday to start the transition to local control in Paterson.
Austin Beutner, a former Los Angeles Times' publisher who also started a non-profit that provides free eye exams and glasses to low-income students, will lead the country's second-largest school district.
Colorado teachers are expected to head to the state capitol on Thursday and Friday to call for more K-12 funding.
Dallas Dance led Baltimore County School from 2012 until he abruptly resigned in April 2017.
Thousands of students streamed out of their classes on Friday for the second mass school walkout since the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., to protest gun violence.
Two principals and a superintendent who've experienced gun violence in their schools called for more money for mental health and training on trauma-informed care, positive behavior intervention and support for school staff districts in the aftermath of a school shooting.