Human Resources

6/21/2013

6/21/2013
The Hartford, Conn. school board rejected Superintendent Christina Kishimoto's request for a two-year contract extension that would have kept her in charge of the district's education reform efforts through mid-2016.
6/21/2013
Acknowledging that the nation’s educators face large challenges in preparing students for more rigorous academic standards and tests, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told state education officials on Tuesday that they could postpone making career decisions about teachers based on performance evaluations tied to new tests.

6/20/2013

6/20/2013
There are 21 layoffs recommended for the board of education’s approval at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Sarvis Conference Center, 1231 E. Kearsley St.

6/19/2013

6/19/2013
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.
6/19/2013
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.

6/18/2013

6/18/2013
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.
6/18/2013
There are many changes coming to Cheltenham School District — new Cheltenham and Wyncote elementary schools, a new school bus transportation system and now a new superintendent.
6/18/2013
Sergent says his previous experience as both a principal and a teacher prepared him for the new position.
6/18/2013
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.

6/14/2013

6/14/2013
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.
6/14/2013
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.
6/14/2013
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.

6/12/2013

6/12/2013
The demand for technology in education prompted the Pea Ridge district school board (Benton County, Ark.) to create a third position in technology, agreeing to hire another technology specialist.
6/12/2013
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.

6/11/2013

6/11/2013
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.

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