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.
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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.
May 11, 2017
Eye-popping parachute packages for high-level executives are still relatively uncommon in the world of K-12, but some recent cases show that school boards are willing to pay hefty sums to get rid of superintendents with whom they don't see eye-to-eye.
May 08, 2017
Mike Floyd will take office three days before he graduates. Floyd said he ran, in part, because of remarks the district superintendent made about restroom policies for transgender students
May 03, 2017
Renee Foose, who had been locked in a power struggle with the school board of the high-performing Howard County district in Maryland, resigned Tuesday. She will be replaced by Michael Martirano, a former West Virginia state superintendent.
April 13, 2017
Announcement of Donna Hargens' resignation comes as the state of Kentucky is conducting a comprehensive audit of the district, which could lead to a state takeover.
March 27, 2017
If a Georgia bill becomes law, the state board of education will hire a new "chief turnaround officer," who will work with schools whose achievement ranks them in the state's bottom 5 percent.
March 17, 2017
Patrick Dobard, who led the Recovery School District for the last five years, will become the CEO of New Schools for New Orleans. The Recovery School District, which took over most of the city's schools after Hurricane Katrina, is scheduled to become part of the Orleans Parish School Board next year.
March 17, 2017
A former undocumented immigrant himself, Miami-Dade schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho throws down the gauntlet on immigration enforcement.
March 13, 2017
In her first outing before the Council of the Great City Schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she was agnostic about the type of schools as long as the needs of parents and children are met.