Alycia Meriweather will oversee all academics in Detroit, historically one of the nation's lowest performing. A former middle school science teacher, Meriweather began her career in the district 20 years ago.
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Carla Santorno, the superintendent of Tacoma, Wash., schools, and Aimee Rainey, the principal of Florence City Middle School in Alabama, were honored with the Women in School Leadership Award at the annual gathering of school superintendents in Phoenix, Ariz.
February 11, 2016
Thomas Tucker is the superintendent of Princeton City Schools in suburban Cincinnati, and was one of four finalists for the award.
February 11, 2016
The AASA, the School Superintendents Association, kicks off its annual conference in Phoenix with sessions exploring the common standards, education equity, technology innovation, student well-being, and instructional leadership.
February 10, 2016
Superintendent Bilal Tawwab shares stories about "the constant stress over unsafe water that disrupts the life of a community that already faces a multitude of challenges."
January 25, 2016
Tiffany Anderson, who was chosen as one of Education Week's 2015 Leaders to Learn From, has received national praise for her approach to educating children in poverty.
January 13, 2016
The Minneapolis school board picked Sergio Paez as the new superintendent in December. Paez's candidacy was derailed after the publication of a report by a Massachusetts advocacy group that alleged that some special education students had been mistreated at a school in Paez's former district.
January 12, 2016
King becomes the first woman in more than 80 years, and the first African-American woman, to lead the nation's second-largest school district.
January 06, 2016
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December 30, 2015
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