A recent study in Texas found that consolidating some of the state's largest school districts would raise the costs of education and decrease student performance.
The district, which has been at the center of a statewide 'data-scrubbing' attendance scandal, rewarded employees in schools that showed steady academic improvement. The gains turned out to be the result of data manipulation.
The standards—updated for the first time in six years—help guide preparation, training, and evaluation for principals, as well as state policy related to school leaders.
Candidates hail from Canada to Florida. The majority have been superintendents, and the group is predominantly male.
A dozen former educators are on trial for what prosecutors say was their role in a large conspiracy to make student achievement look better than it was.
The School Reform Commission cancelled the teachers' union contract on Monday, prompting backlash from some educators and other supporters of the union.
Jayne Ellspermann, a high school principal in Ocala, Fla. who fosters a personalized learning culture and college access for students, is being honored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
The good news about graduation comes just as the school board is debating whether to keep Superintendent John Deasy at the helm of the nation's second largest district.
The move to make changes to the union's health benefits comes after 21 months of negotiations. Salaries will not be affected by Monday's action.
Some speculate the decision to put off new proposals this fall is related to next year's mayoral election.