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May 08, 2018

How Long Do Big-City Superintendents Typically Stick Around?

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.

April 04, 2018

A New Education Era in Philadelphia: Mayor Names Members of School Board

About 500 people submitted their names or were nominated for one of the nine spots on the new Philadelphia school board, the first to oversee the district since the state seized control in 2001.

December 13, 2017

In Denver, the School Board Members Are All Women

Across the United States, women make up more than 40 percent of school board members, but research has shown that unless they are a supermajority, they don't comment or endorse motions as often as their male peers.

December 08, 2017

Chicago CEO Resigns Amid Ethics Probe; Veteran Educator Named Interim Chief

Janice Jackson, the chief education officer in Chicago, will ascend to the top job after CEO Forrest Claypool quit Friday. Jackson becomes the third chief of the city's schools in two years.

September 20, 2017

L.A. Board President Steps Down From Leadership Amid Election-Related Charges

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office alleges that Ref Rodriguez paid out about $24,000 in reimbursement to family and friends for contributions made to his 2015 school board race.

August 03, 2017

Newark Is One Step Closer to Getting Back Control of Its Schools

After more than two decades, the New Jersey department of education says it plans to give Newark control of the city's school system.

July 12, 2017

$125,000 Salary to Serve on a School Board? In Los Angeles, Yes.

Most school board members across the country receive no compensation for their service, according to a 2010 report.

June 15, 2017

New York Board Member Who Wished Obama Dead Sues District, Colleagues

The Buffalo School Board wants the New York Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia to remove Carl Paladino from the board. The board said he disclosed confidential information.

May 18, 2017

Kentucky's Jefferson County Picks Principal as Interim Superintendent

Longtime Jefferson County, Ky., principal Martin Pollio, was named interim superintendent. He replaces Donna Hargens, who re-negotiated her contract last month and will resign on July 1.

May 17, 2017

Charter-Backed Candidates Win Two Seats on Los Angeles School Board

With the new members, the majority of the seven-member school board the country's second-largest school district will be charter supporters, which provides an opportunity to radically reshape the district.

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