Central office staffers—like chief academic officers, deputy superintendents, and curriculum directors—face hurdles making the jump to the top job.
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May 07, 2018
April 03, 2018
Tulsa Superintendent Deborah Gist is backing the teacher walkouts in her state to push lawmakers for higher pay for teachers, support staff, and more funding for public schools. She said Tulsa's schools will remain closed for as long as teachers are out.
February 12, 2018
The new survey by a national superintendents' group also shows that 62 percent of superintendents say they will not be able to make up funding cuts.
February 01, 2018
The state seized control of the city's struggling school system in 1995.
January 30, 2018
Jeffrey C. Riley, who was appointed to oversee the Lawrence, Mass., school district after a state takeover, was tapped to be the next education commissioner in Massachusetts.
January 17, 2018
All states intend to invest in principals and other school leaders as part of their plans for complying with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, according to a new analysis by a school leadership group.
November 17, 2017
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted to dissolve itself, the first step in ending 16 years of state control of the city's school system.
August 11, 2017
Officials from the Texas Education Agency told Houston school district officials that a state takeover could be in the offing if the district does not improve some of its persistently struggling schools, the Houston Chronicle reports.
July 21, 2017
The district expects its schools' budgets for the next school year to be smaller than the current year, in part because of projected decline in student enrollment and loss of federal funds.
April 28, 2017
The Chicago school district sued Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state board of education alleging that state school funding discriminated against Chicago's largely poor, Hispanic, and black students.