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August 26, 2019
Queens executive superintendent tapped to oversee NYC teaching and learning
Pendergast will replace Phil Weinberg, who held that position under two chancellors and who announced in June that he would be stepping down.
August 23, 2019
Roger León has been Newark’s superintendent for 1 year. The board is already considering a contract extension.
One year after hiring Roger León to steer Newark schools as they returned to local control, the city school board is considering extending the superintendent’s contract.
Follow the money
April 15, 2019
At more than $1 billion, Illinois tops the nation in school administration spending
Illinois also spends twice as much per pupil on school administration as the national average — $544 in Illinois to $226 nationwide.
And They're Off...
January 11, 2019
Sports betting among first education bills filed in Tennessee in 2019
A proposal to let voters legalize sports betting to help fund local schools is among a dozen education-related bills filed in the legislature's first week.
January 7, 2019
On her first day as Denver superintendent, Susana Cordova visits the school where she was a student
Cordova assumed the role of superintendent of Denver Public Schools on Monday, making her the top boss of Colorado’s largest school district.
End of an era
October 18, 2018
Rising test scores and dwindling trust: Denver’s Tom Boasberg leaves a complicated legacy
However, even his harshest detractors agree that if nothing else, he was driven.
Updated August 29, 2018
Want to weigh in on Denver’s next superintendent? Here are the meetings.
There are six regional meetings scheduled for September, with more to come.
so far so good
June 27, 2018
How is Carranza’s big shake-up going over? So far, educators are optimistic.
So far, chancellor’s plan to add nine executive superintendents is being met with cautious optimism from some principals and school advocates.
June 27, 2018
As school year ends, Carranza announces major changes at New York City’s education department
The sweeping new structure is meant to “streamline” the way principals and district superintendents are supported by creating another level of executive superintendents.
By the numbers
May 8, 2018
How long does a big-city superintendent last? Longer than you might think.
That three-year figure isn’t accurate — and it’s not clear it ever has been.
February 22, 2018
Try, try again: Latest attempt at Colorado school funding measure would raise $1.6 billion with income, corporate tax increases
Backers of a major school funding measure have been cleared to gather signatures by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.
September 11, 2017
Maryville leader named Tennessee’s Superintendent of the Year
Mike Winstead of Maryville City Schools will now represent the state in the national superintendents competition.
September 13, 2016
Memphis-area school leader named Tennessee’s Superintendent of the Year
David Stephens of Bartlett City Schools is honored by the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents.
change at the top
May 13, 2016
To steer local schools, Nashville taps a diverse Maryland district’s second in command
The deputy head of Maryland's Prince George's County Public Schools will inherit a district struggling to keep pace with its increasingly diverse student population.
Turnover at the top
February 3, 2016
Three of Tennessee’s four largest school districts in the hunt for superintendent
Rick Smith's sudden departure from Hamilton County means three of Tennessee's highest-profile urban districts have a leadership void.
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