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.
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April 05, 2018
Former Montana state schools chief Denise Juneau will take the helm in Seattle, where she will be the city's third superintendent in six years. Juneau, the daughter of educators, was the first Native American woman elected to statewide office in the nation's history.
March 08, 2018
S. Dallas Dance pleaded failed to disclose nearly $150,000 he earned from outside consulting jobs while running the school system. Most of the money came from a company that landed an $875,000 no-bid contract less than a year after he took over the school system.
September 26, 2017
Ann Clark, the former Charlotte-Mecklenburg superintendent, and Valeria Silva, who led the St. Paul Public Schools, will join the New York City Leadership Academy as "superintendents in residence" for the 2017-18 school year.
May 11, 2017
The school districts in Cincinnati and Oakland, Calif. selected women as their new superintendents, both of them experienced educators with long tenures in their respective districts.
April 26, 2017
Joe Gothard, the superintendent of the nearby Burnsville-Egan-Savage school district, has been tapped to run the St. Paul school system.
April 19, 2017
Nikolai Vitti has led the Duval County school district in Jacksonville, Fla., since 2012. While Detroit is a smaller district, the new job would bring Vitti closer to his roots.
April 18, 2017
S. Dallas Dance has led the 112,000-student district, which is among the nation's 30 largest, since 2012.
February 22, 2017
As the relationship breaks down, it's relatively common for superintendents to resign or retire. What's more uncommon though: sitting superintendents suing the school board members or vice versa. It never ends well.