Candidates backed by teachers' unions are defeated by opponents who favor charter schools and other choice policies.
Democrat Bill de Blasio wins by a landslide in New York City, while state Rep. Martin J. Walsh is elected in Boston.
The school board vote ends five days of speculation that the superintendent would resign or be forced to leave.
Since 2000, the district has had four superintendents. Only former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer lasted longer than three years.
John Deasy has reportedly told confidantes that the school board is making it too difficult to pursue his reform agenda for the nation's largest school district.
The superintendent of the nation's second-largest school district said he would give more information next week, after he receives his evaluation.
The budget cuts resulting from Missouri's transfer law are becoming apparent.
Three mayors began an education-focused tour today in Denver.
Local school board asks to be disassociated with the upcoming conference that the main organizer says is a nonpartisan, education event.
The money, which was earmarked for the district during this summer's budget crisis but withheld for political reasons, will allow the school district to rehire some 400 staff members.