Public Education
Seattle school superintendent’s potential 2025 contract would pay at least $335,000

(The Center Square) – Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Brent Jones will soon begin negotiations with the school board for a revised contract renewal. Jones’ contract is set to expire on… Read More

June 28, 2024
Public Education
Milwaukee superintendent resigns after mismanagement puts millions of state dollars in jeopardy

Angry Wisconsin parents forced their superintendent to resign after a letter from the state revealed the district was being badly mismanaged. Milwaukee Superintendent Keith Posley became mired in controversy when… Read More

June 7, 2024
State superintendent tells Washington school districts to ignore Parents Bill of Rights law

(The Center Square) – A new parents bill of rights took effect Thursday in Washington, but State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal is telling school districts to ignore it. Read More

June 7, 2024
Public Education
Virginia superintendent attended costly out-of-town conferences amid district fentanyl crisis, records show

A Virginia superintendent spent thousands attending out-of-town conferences while his district was embroiled in a drug crisis, a public records request revealed. Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Superintendent Aaron Spence… Read More

May 31, 2024
Public Education
‘Normal annual allotment of 108 sick days’: Illinois community outraged over superintendent’s exorbitant benefits

Critics are demanding an explanation from an Illinois school board after discovering the superintendent gets 108 days of paid sick leave every year. The Edwardsville Community Unit School District #7… Read More

May 7, 2024
Public Education
Board members accuse superintendent of ‘manipulating’ Missouri school district as finances implode

Two school board members spoke out against the reinstatement of a superintendent in Missouri, accusing the administrator of multiple acts of bad faith as the district’s financial condition deteriorates. Recent… Read More

May 3, 2024
Washington superintendent gets diversion agreement on misdemeanor charge for removing political signs opposing school bond 

A Washington state school superintendent is on paid administrative leave after being charged with defacing and removing political signs urging voters to oppose the district’s capital bond measure. Superintendent of… Read More

February 29, 2024
Tennessee school superintendent gets political, targets school choice legislation on public school district’s social media channels 

A school district superintendent is being criticized for his opposition to school choice efforts in Tennessee, which he shared in a video posted to district social media.  Jarrett Skorup, the… Read More

December 7, 2023
‘Political agenda.’ Kansas group of superintendents criticized for lobbying legislators independent of their boards

(The Sentinel) – A decision to leave local school board members off an invitation list for Leavenworth County superintendents to lobby state legislators was denounced by a pair not invited… Read More

December 5, 2023
Public Education
Top ed official debunks claims of reckless ESA spending in Arizona

(The Center Square) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne responded to claims that Empowerment Scholarship Account funds can be used for purchases such as Lego sets with little… Read More

November 30, 2023
Legislation, Opinion
Supers in this Kansas district want more money, higher property tax, no accountability

(The Sentinel) – The 2024 legislative agenda that Leavenworth County superintendents are proposing for adoption by their school boards is loaded with demands for legislators to increase funding, allow school boards… Read More

November 13, 2023
Public Education
Louisiana superintendent opposes proposal to lower graduation standards

(The Center Square) – Opposition is mounting as Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education prepares for a final vote next week on a proposal to allow students who failed… Read More

October 6, 2023
Public Education
Kansas school superintendent defends gender pronoun instruction poster in middle school

(The Sentinel) – Students at Clark Middle School in Bonner Springs, Kansas can familiarize themselves with the issues involving gender identity pronouns with this school-approved wall poster now on display: USD… Read More

September 22, 2023
Kansas superintendent covers up poor student achievement at event

(The Sentinel) – USD 259 Superintendent Kelly Bielefeld spoke to the Wichita Pachyderm Club recently, and like his predecessors, he went out of his way to hide poor student achievement for the… Read More

September 5, 2023
Public Education
Indiana superintendent who resigned over $1.2 million in fraud payments gets special role in district

(The Center Square) – The former superintendent of Manchester Community Schools in Manchester, Indiana mistakenly paid over $1 million to fraudsters posing as a legitimate construction company resigned yesterday and… Read More

July 13, 2023
Public Education
Kansas superintendent published false claims in ad pushing a 12% tax hike

(The Sentinel) – USD 469 Lansing last week published on its website an advertisement entitled “Revenue Neutral Rate Explained” designed to encourage support for a double-digit property tax increase… Read More

June 16, 2023
Public Education
Ohio state superintendent’s departure renews push to remove power from school board

(The Center Square) – Two Ohio state senators believe the recent resignation of the interim superintendent of Public Instruction opens the door to an overhaul of the Ohio Department of… Read More

April 11, 2023
Public Education
Arizona top school official renews district improvement plan Hobbs scrutinized

(The Center Square) – The Arizona Department of Education is stepping in to protect funding for a program that might have lost funding under Gov. Katie Hobbs. As… Read More

April 5, 2023
Public Education
Indiana voters to decide on removing the state superintendent from gubernatorial line of succession

(The Center Square) – The Indiana State Legislature referred a constitutional amendment to the November 2024 ballot that would remove the superintendent of public instruction from the gubernatorial line of… Read More

March 29, 2023
Public Education
Youngkin appoints new superintendent of public instruction

(The Center Square) – Tennessee’s Chief Academic Officer Lisa Coons has been appointed to serve as Virginia’s new superintendent of public instruction, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday. Coons, who… Read More

March 23, 2023