The Indianapolis Public School Board has picked eight semi-finalists to interview to become its next superintendent. Board president Diane Arnold hopes to narrow the list to three or four finalists by Monday.
Jim Merrill, superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools, has been named superintendent for the Wake County (N.C.) school system. Merrill, who worked at Wake schools as an English teacher for 16 years early in his career, lauded the district as a leader in the state and nation.
ASCD has selected 25 educators from around the globe for its 2013 Emerging Leaders class. The Emerging Leaders program recognizes and prepares young, promising educators to influence programs, policy, and practice on both the local and national levels.
Finalist Deepak Agarwal, CIO for the Palm Beach County (Fla.) School District, is being recognized by SearchCIO for his achievements in cultural innovation, technological advancement, business value, green IT, IT engagement, and customer experience.
Chicago Public Schools said that 663 employees at schools the district is closing, including teachers, teaching assistants and bus aides, don't qualify to follow students to their new schools and will be laid off.
After nearly three decades of providing leadership in education for the township, the longtime superintendent of the Quinton Township School District announced that she will be retiring effective this summer.
Six minutes was too late. Ten-year-old Mercedes Mear’s heart had already stopped beating and she wasn’t breathing when Pierce County medics arrived on Oct. 7, 2008. No one in her elementary school knew CPR, or that the medication that might have saved her life, an EpiPen, was kept in the health room where she died, with her name clearly marked on the label.
The West Metro (Minn.) Education Program board voted recently without explanation to reinstate Daniel Jett after meeting in a closed session. Allegations against Jett were raised by Kevin Bennett, principal of the small district’s two schools. Now they’ll be forced to work together.
Among several appointments, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence named Dr. David Freitas the Second Congressional appointee. Freitas has served as a school board member, member of the Illinois license board, education official in Massachusetts, and as a dean of a college for more than 20 years.
After going through 31 votes that each ended in a 4-4 tie, the Greater Lowell (Mass.) Technical High School Committee opted to immediately look for an interim superintendent who could serve for an initial period of three months.
The Grand Rapids school board is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy caused by a recent resignation. Applicants should submit a resume and a letter of intent explaining why they are seeking the office, why they believe they are qualified, and what experience they may have with Grand Rapids Public Schools and/or public education.