With the Council of the Great City Schools now in its 60th year, urban school leaders say the depth of its staff's expertise, the organization's effectiveness in advocating on their behalf, and the sense of camaraderie they feel being part of the group are unmatched elsewhere.
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August 29, 2016
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.
July 20, 2016
Cheryl Brown Henderson, a former educator and president of the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, discusses the significance of having Superintendent Tiffany Anderson, an African-American woman, at the helm of Topeka's public schools.
July 19, 2016
Carole Smith's resignation on Monday followed an independent investigation into how the district has been handling lead testing, according to the Associated Press.
July 18, 2016
Alton L. Frailey, the superintendent of the Katy Independent School District, in Katy, Texas, was sworn in as the president of the AASA, the School Superintendents Association.
July 13, 2016
School districts serving poor students have argued that the Illinois school funding formula is "regressive" and disadvantages low-income students who attend schools in districts that cannot rely on property taxes to raise more money.
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.
June 23, 2016
Valeria Silva will depart the superintendent job on July 15, but will continue to serve as a consultant to the district. Her separation package is worth nearly $800,000 in salary and benefits.
June 14, 2016
Anthony Hamlet, a former NFL player and school administrator in the Palm Beach, Fla., school district, was chosen as Pittsburgh's superintendent last month, and now questions have surfaced about his résumé.