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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.

December 03, 2018

Indianapolis Superintendent Lewis Ferebee to Lead D.C. Schools

In Indianapolis, Ferebee focused on forging partnerships with charter schools leaders and establishing school choice-friendly policies, including a common-enrollment system for all the city's students. That approach may be tailor-made for D.C., where half of public K-12 students are enrolled in charters.

March 08, 2017

What Are the Top Districts for Supporting and Retaining Great Teachers?

The National Center on Teacher Quality named eight districts as its first ever "Great Districts For Great Teachers" for their initiatives in the areas of recruitment and support.

November 22, 2016

Oakland Superintendent Antwan Wilson Tapped to Lead D.C. Schools

Antwan Wilson, the superintendent in Oakland,calif., is likely to succeed Kaya Henderson as the District of Columbia's permanent schools chancellor.

July 29, 2016

D.C. Cops Must Pay $539K for Illegally Enrolling Their Children in D.C. Schools

The married couple lived in various locations in Maryland and Virginia while their children attended the District of Columbia public schools between 2003 and 2013.

June 29, 2016

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson to Step Down

"Simply put, I am ready to take on new challenges," Henderson wrote in the letter to parents and community members. She leaves the job Sept. 30.

March 08, 2016

Six Districts Join NAEP's Trial Urban District Assessment Program

The districts in Clark County, Nev.; Denver, Fort Worth, Texas; Guilford County; N.C.; Milwaukee; and Shelby County, Tenn., will be part of the specially collected NAEP results in select urban districts.

January 14, 2016

School Districts Need To Be More Strategic About School Leadership Roles

A new Bain & Company report finds that districts need to be more strategic about how they deploy leadership talent in schools and recommends adopting a distributed leadership model.

August 24, 2015

Howard University, AASA to Launch Urban Superintendents Academy

The partnership between the historically black college and the Alexandria, Va.-based organization will run from August through May.

June 18, 2015

School Districts Partner to Bring Swim Lessons to Students

National campaigns aimed at decreasing rates of drowning have helped ignite district-level attempts to better educate students about swimming.

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