Arlene Ackerman Out

Official announcement is scheduled for later today

Multiple sources are reporting that Arlene Ackerman, the controversial superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, is out of a job. Leroy Nunery, Ackerman’s deputy, will reportedly become interim superintendent while a national search is conducted. The Scoop will report more details as they become available, but if there was ever a time to be following the Inky’s stellar education reporter Kristen Graham on Twitter, this is it.  [Inquirer]

Update: Dr. Ackerman’s departure has been confirmed. She will be paid $905,000: $405,000 of that coming from anonymous private donations. Full press release here.