Richard Carranza, who was also the schools' chief in San Francisco, has been the superintendent in Houston since 2016.
Miami Superintendent Alberto Carvalho publicly turned down an offer to run New York City public schools. This is not the first time the New York City's superintendent search has hit the skids in public.
The decision, which comes two weeks after a federal appeals court ruled that Gardendale couldn't form its own district, draws to a close a years-long legal battle.
In a dramatic turnabout that unfolded in three acts at a special school board meeting, Alberto Carvalho said he will remain at the helm of the Miami-Dade school district, reneging on an agreement to lead the nation's largest school system.
Alberto Carvalho would take the reins of the 1.1 million-student New York City system from Carmen Fariña, who is retiring after 52 years in education.
Since the Feb. 14 shooting at a Parkland, Fla., school, students across the country have been walking out of class to protest gun violence. Two major protests are planned for March 14 and April 20.
The Trump administration budget unveiled last week proposed eliminating a slew of federal programs that pay for school leaders and principal recruitment, training, and support.
Jeffrey Woofter, a former sheriff and the superintendent in Barbour County, West Virginia, says that allowing trained, certified staff to carry concealed weapons could protect students.
Chancellor Antwan Wilson issued a public apology, asking D.C. residents for forgiveness. But the mea culpa wasn't enough to save his job.
In bypassing protocol to secure a spot in a coveted high school for his child, schools chancellor Antwan Wilson violated a policy he helped create.