Nikolai Vitti has led the Duval County school district in Jacksonville, Fla., since 2012. While Detroit is a smaller district, the new job would bring Vitti closer to his roots.
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S. Dallas Dance has led the 112,000-student district, which is among the nation's 30 largest, since 2012.
February 22, 2017
As the relationship breaks down, it's relatively common for superintendents to resign or retire. What's more uncommon though: sitting superintendents suing the school board members or vice versa. It never ends well.
November 22, 2016
Antwan Wilson, the superintendent in Oakland,calif., is likely to succeed Kaya Henderson as the District of Columbia's permanent schools chancellor.
July 27, 2016
The current San Francisco school chief would step in as the permanent replacement for former Houston superintendent Terry Grier, who stepped down in February after six years at the helm.
July 26, 2016
San Francisco district chief Richard Carranza is the leading contender for the top job in Houston, the nation's seventh-largest school system, according to reports.
June 30, 2016
Anthony Hamlet's hiring had been on hold after claims arose that he overstated the academic turnaround at the Palm Beach, Fla., schools where he once served as principal.
May 25, 2016
Ed Graff, the superintendent of the Anchorage, Alaska, school district beat out Minnesota's education commissioner Brenda Cassellius for the top job in Minneapolis.
May 04, 2016
Gregory Thornton, who came to Baltimore City schools from Milwaukee in 2014, had a rocky tenure. His replacement, Sonja Santelises, previously served for three years as Baltimore's chief academic officer.
March 18, 2016
Jeff Rose has led the Beaverton school district since 2011.