Michelle King, who was the first African-American woman to lead the Los Angeles school system and only the second woman to do so in more than 80 years, retired in June 2018 while undergoing treatment for cancer.
A new research brief from the Tennessee Education Research Alliance found an inequitable distribution of experienced and effective principals across the state, with less effective principals more likely to be working in disadvantaged schools.
The organizations focus on helping districts and communities prepare students with skills like creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration.
The bitter cold that has shut down many schools across the Midwest has spawned an unofficial "singing superintendents" challenge as school leaders jockey to be the most creative in their closure announcements.
An Indiana superintendent is facing fraud charges for claiming a sick student was her own son in order to get him emergency medical treatment.
With no end in sight to the federal government shutdown, school districts are finding ways to help students and families who are not getting paid as the impasse drags on.
With the Los Angeles Unified school district pledging to keep schools open during the strike, principals are feeling the burden.
School officials are worried about students who depend on the federal free-and-reduced price lunch program, as well as the financial and emotional toll on students whose parents are no longer receiving a paycheck.
Aimy Steele, the former North Carolina principal who challenged a longtime incumbent in the state house of representatives and lost by less than 2,000 votes in the November midterm election, is revving up her campaign for the same seat.
Principals also wanted to know about driving school improvement, finding a healthy work-life balance, and keeping students safe amid news of school shootings.