The Fort Worth schools superintendent is stepping down in September. Melody Johnson made the surprise announcement yesterday to school board members.  

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Johnson's letter says it's been harder in recent months to remain focused on student instruction.  Some school board members credit Johnson with academic gains and creating innovative programs.  But others have criticized her for doing little to improve lagging schools and limiting information about the district.  The Dallas school district may be looking for a new head.  

The Cobb County, Georgia school board announced Thursday night that Dallas Superintendent Michael Hinojosa is their lone finalist for their superintendent's vacancy. 

Hinojosa would be leaving a $328,000-a-year job for one The Dallas Morning News reports has paid a $208,000-a-year base salary.