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Year in Review 2010: Urban School District Leadership in Transition

Almost every major urban school districts saw leadership shakeups this year. Here are some of the biggest.

What do Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. all have in common? In 2010, the heads of these major urban school districts-superintendents, chancellors and CEOs-either resigned, were fired, or announced that they'd be out the door come 2011. If you're looking for a job in school district, these cities might just be hiring.

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Michelle Rhee to Join Florida Governor-elect Rick Scott's Education Team

Michelle Rhee leaves the ranks of the unemployed. Now we know where the prominent education reformer is headed.

With former chancellor Michelle Rhee's departure from the Washington, D.C., public schools, speculation ran wild about where she would end up next. Would she head to New Jersey to administer Newark's $100 million Facebook bequest? Would she replace outgoing Chicago Public Schools chief Ron Huberman?

The guessing game can officially come to an end. Rhee's leaving the ranks of the unemployed and heading to Florida to join the education transition team of Republican Governor-elect Rick Scott.

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