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March 29, 2019

Philadelphia Superintendent on Leading Through a Financial Crisis and Raising Expectations For Students

William Hite became Philly's schools chief in 2012 when the district was in severe financial straits. In a wide-ranging interview with Education Week, he talks about lessons he's learned and how his leadership philosophy has evolved in one of the most challenged urban districts in the country.

March 05, 2019

D.C. Approves Lewis Ferebee as Its New Schools Chancellor

The District of Columbia Council on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Ferebee, three months after the city's mayor tapped him for the job. A former Education Week Leaders to Learn From honoree, Ferebee focused on forging partnerships with charter schools while he was superintendent in Indianapolis.

February 13, 2019

New York City Diversity Panel Recommends A 'Chief Integration Officer,' Schools That Reflect City's Diversity

The report also calls for the city to think not just about racial and socio-economic diversity, but also about creating schools that reflect the diversity of the boroughs in which they are located, including ability, gender, and home language.

December 18, 2018

Susana Cordova, Educator With Deep Denver Roots, Chosen as Superintendent

Cordova attended the city's public schools, and has served as teacher, principal, director of teaching and learning, and deputy superintendent.

December 17, 2018

Former Obama Adviser Appointed to Chicago School Board

Austan Goolsbee, a professor at the University of Chicago and a former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, was appointment by outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel to serve on Chicago's school board.

November 20, 2018

Memphis Superintendent Dorsey Hopson Leaving to Join Healthcare Company

Hopson became the interim superintendent in Shelby County, Tenn., in 2013 after the Memphis City School system merged with Shelby County schools. That merger then led six suburban communities to break away from the merged school system to form their own school districts.

October 31, 2018

Principal-Prep Programs Adapting to Meet Real-World Demands of Job, Study Finds

Seven universities are making major changes to how they train future principals, as part of $48.5 million Wallace Foundation initiative to redesign university-based principal-preparation programs, according to a new report from RAND.

October 26, 2018

Longtime Miami Superintendent, Who Almost Left for N.Y.C., Chosen as Urban Superintendent of the Year

ALberto Carvalho has led the Miami-Dade school system for the last 10 years, but he made headlines earlier this year when he accepted the chancellor job in New York City and later backed out.

October 08, 2018

Billionaire Elon Musk Donates $480K to Help Flint Schools Deal With Water Crisis

The donation comes as Flint city and school leaders continue to grapple with the fallout from a contaminated-water crisis that began in 2015. The filtration systems, which will be installed by January, should allow students to once again district students and staff to drink from and fill up water bottles.

July 17, 2018

Denver Superintendent to Step Down After Nearly a Decade. Will the District's Progress Continue?

Tom Boasberg led Denver's public schools through a period that saw an increase in graduation and college-going rates, charter-district collaboration, and improved performance of its English-learners.

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