Arne Duncan, a former big-city schools chief who President Obama tapped as education secretary, will leave the post in December. He will be replaced by John King, Jr., a former New York state education commissioner.
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Education Week is asking readers to nominate outstanding district leaders for its annual special report. Deadline is August 1, 2015.
May 14, 2015
The new fellows include a relief agency executive who ran schools in Kenya, an Indianapolis school principal, and a team leading a local public charter school.
May 05, 2015
The new nonprofit supported by private and philanthropic organizations will focus on eliminating opportunity gaps for boys and men of color.
April 13, 2015
Luis Valentino, the associate superintendent of curriculum/chief academic officer at San Francisco Unified, will lead Albuquerque Public Schools, New Mexico's largest school district.
December 11, 2014
New research shows that 14 percent of freshmen in the city school system are expected to earn a four-year degree by the age of 25, up from 8 percent in 2006.
March 20, 2014
President Obama will be the 2014 commencement speaker at Worcester Technical High School, home of the 2014 MetLife/NASSP Principal of the Year, Sheila Harrity.
February 27, 2014
President Barack Obama plans to announce a new task force and $200 million in investments from foundations as small steps toward solving large achievement gaps.
March 28, 2013
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation will announce the 2013 winner of the top urban education prize in Washington on Sept. 25.
September 24, 2012
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