David Schuler, who leads the 12,000-student Township High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, Ill., was chosen from a group of four finalists.
In an interview with Education Week, Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie expressed sadness over the shooting that killed at least 17 people at a high school in his district.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta determined that a federal district judge must rescind part of her 2017 order that allowed the city of Gardendale, Ala., to form its own school system separate from the mostly black Jefferson County schools.
The new survey by a national superintendents' group also shows that 62 percent of superintendents say they will not be able to make up funding cuts.
Mary Jackson's story is among those depicted in the book "Hidden Figures," which focused on the lives of black women who worked as mathematicians and engineers for NASA during the Space Race. Before landing there, Jackson worked as a math teacher in Maryland.
The new Master Principal Program is the latest in a series of initiatives focused on principals in Chicago.
The investigation comes amid scrutiny of graduation practices in the district, as well as its rates of student suspensions.
The state seized control of the city's struggling school system in 1995.
Some advocates for school facilities say they will lobby Congress for a federal infrastructure plan that includes money for school construction, including possibly $100 billion over a decade.
Jeffrey C. Riley, who was appointed to oversee the Lawrence, Mass., school district after a state takeover, was tapped to be the next education commissioner in Massachusetts.