Lafayette School District Assistant Superintendent Rachel Zinn has been selected to replace Superintendent Fred Brill, who is leaving to become the top administrator of the San Lorenzo Unified School District.
Golden is Oregon's second chief education officer, charged with remaking education from preschool through grad school to dramatically increase how many Oregonians become well-educated. She follows Rudy Crew, who spent only a year in the post and became better known for frequent travel than leaving a lasting impact.
Durham Public Schools announced Thursday that Dr. Stacey Wilson-Norman, who currently serves as area superintendent for elementary schools, will become the new deputy superintendent for academic services.
State schools superintendent Tommy Bice said he will be recommending that the Alabama State Department of Education take “an active role” in Montgomery Public Schools, an action Bice said goes beyond a monitor that the Montgomery school board requested on Tuesday.
San Diego Unified was honored as one of four finalists that had vied for the award, which recognizes academic achievement and innovative leadership in urban districts that typically have many poor and minority students.
While the majority of state school systems have cut spending between fiscal year 2008 and fiscal year 2014, the cuts have been much more severe in some places than in others. According to the latest school spending data compiled by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, seven states have cut per-pupil spending by more than 15% in that time frame.
Pam Stewart, the interim education commissioner chosen after Tony Bennett’s abrupt resignation in August, has been officially hired as Bennett’s successor. Stewart previously served as the chancellor of public schools.
Many staff members and parents were concerned that the formal head count, taken once school began, would lead to more cuts for schools that were already hurting from staff and program reductions prompted by the new budgeting system, a $1-billion projected deficit and ballooning pension payments.
The recently resigned superintendent and an athletic director in the Coatesville Area School District exchanged numerous racist text messages about staff and students in June on school-issued cellphones, according to the Daily Local News in West Chester.