Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has chosen Paul Vallas, a former superintendent from Chicago, Philadelphia, and New Orleans and the current superintendent of schools in Bridgeport, Conn., to take the lieutenant governor spot on his re-election ticket.
The Natural Resources Defense Council is launching a crowdfunding campaign to kick off a new initiative focused on bringing solar power to schools.
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.