Human Resources

3/1/2013

3/1/2013

The Alabaster Board of Education will accept applications for the city’s school superintendent position through March 31, and will look to have the position filled by May 1. After accepting applications for the position through the end of March, the School Board will interview candidates through April and will name the superintendent by May 1, according to a tentative timeline laid out during the meeting.

3/1/2013

Ann Arbor (Mich.) Public Schools Superintendent Patricia Green has decided not to fill the district's top financial position and intends to review how the district is organized, she announced in an email.

3/1/2013

Teresa Armstrong is steamed. The Virginia mother of four has spent the last few weeks watching, reading and listening to politicians argue about the country's finances but fail to reach a deal to prevent impending across-the-board cuts to federal spending. She doesn't understand how they can bicker endlessly while the consequences for her daughter, Angela, hang in the balance.

3/1/2013

Districts are bracing themselves for the impact of the major education cuts set to occur with the March 1 sequestration as they plan their budget and staffing choices for the fall, said Education Secretary Arne Duncan in a statement. If congressional lawmakers are unable to compromise on another plan to trim the national budget, Department of Education funding will be scaled back 9 percent just this year alone, according to the national Center on Budget & Policy Priorities.

3/1/2013

Education Secretary Arne Duncan is getting called out for claiming -- erroneously -- that teachers are "getting pink slips" as the sequester looms. Duncan made the claim on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. Discussing the looming spending cuts that begin to kick in Friday, he said: "There are literally teachers now who are getting pink slips, who are getting notices that they can't come back this fall."

2/27/2013

2/27/2013

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol R. Johnson announced the appointment of Roger Bourgeois as Assistant Superintendent for Technical/Vocational Network. Bourgeois, who currently serves as Superintendent of Essex Agricultural and Technical High School in Hathorne, will direct the district’s efforts to expand and enhance technical and vocational opportunities.

2/27/2013

McGraw-Hill Education today announced the appointment of Stephen Laster as the company's chief digital officer. Laster will lead the company's digital initiatives, including creating compelling digital learning experiences for students and inspiring creative innovation across all aspects of the organization.

2/26/2013

2/26/2013

After a month of being pulled in multiple directions, Superintendent Paul Craft has decided to stay right where he is.

2/22/2013

2/22/2013

Lori Pavell has been named Lowell High School Principal effective July 1.

2/22/2013

"I want Bentley to be the small school everyone wants to come to," says Rebekah Dupuis.

2/19/2013

2/19/2013

A leader for the new Ypsilanti (Mich.) Community Schools district will be chosen Tuesday, and the Ypsilanti and Willow Run schools will merge effective July 1.

2/19/2013

A new principal will take the reins of a West Texas high school that's mired in a cheating scandal, which landed the superintendent in jail and put the school district on probation.

2/15/2013

2/15/2013

The Beaufort County Board of Education has selected three finalists in its search for a new superintendent: Gloria J. Davis is currently the superintendent of the 9,100-student Decatur Public Schools in Decatur, Ill. Kathryn LeRoy is the director of high school programs for the 125,000-student Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Fla. Jeffrey Moss is the superintendent of the 9,850-student Lee County Schools in Sanford, N.C.

2/15/2013

Kriner Cash is a finalist for the superintendent’s job in New Bedford, Mass., about an hour south of Boston. The school system has a budget of $106 million and 13,000 students, about an eighth of the size of Memphis City Schools, where Cash is presently employed.

2/15/2013

Parents and school staff said they were shocked by the resignation submitted Feb. 8 by high school Principal James Holland. Holland was hired before the 2011 school year, and expressed excitement at the time about leading the school while it was being renovated and expanded. He did not return phone calls this week seeking comment about his decision to resign June 30.

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