Orange County schools hires new superintendent

The county school board announced Gerri Martin as the new superintendent in a press release on Sept. 12. She will start on Tuesday, Oct. 1 after leaving her job as the current superintendent of McDowell County Schools.

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Interboro, Pa. locks in superintendent for three years

The Interboro School Board voted to appoint Interim Superintendent Bernadette Reiley as the district’s permanent superintendent at a public meeting. Reiley had been serving on an interim basis since Jack Cleghorn resigned earlier this year.

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Vermont hires new secretary of education

Rebecca Holcombe, head of Dartmouth College’s teacher training program, will replace Armando Vilaseca as Vermont’s next secretary of education, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced. She is the first new secretary of education to be appointed since legislation in 2012 changed the department’s organization.

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Schools need more rigor to prep students for post-high school life

Only 39 percent of students tested met at least three of the four ACT test benchmarks

Vacaville USD selects STEM advocate as board trustee

A former Genentech employee and U.S. Army linguist, Christopher Flask was appointed to the California district's governing board on a unanimous vote. He envisions creating a new magnet school that emphasizes STEM as a way to improve the nation's competitiveness in technology development.

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ISTE names Jodie Pozo-Olano chief communications officer

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced the appointment of Jodie Pozo-Olano to chief communications officer. Pozo-Olano has nearly 20 years of experience in public relations, communications, and marketing. Most recently, she led global PR activities for Promethean, an education company that specializes in interactive classroom solutions.

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Donald Conyers is named interim superintendent of Staten Island schools

Donald Conyers, a senior supervising superintendent with the Department of Education, is serving as interim superintendent, following the retirement of District Superintendent Erminia Claudio, whose last day on the job was Aug. 30.

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Massachusetts superintendent Michael Tempesta ready to start new year

It’s been a busy summer for Michael Tempesta, the new superintendent of Saugus Public Schools in Saugus, Mass. Since taking over in July, Tempesta has met with numerous town officials, administrators, teachers, parents and others to glean valuable feedback and to gain a deeper understanding of the community’s needs so he can make informed decisions as the leader of the school district.

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New to Syracuse, principal hopes to turn around a struggling school

As the new principal of Danforth Middle School on the Syracuse's south side, Dr. Ronardo Reeves is one of six out-of-town educators hired as principals in Syracuse this year.

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High school student builds $3M global tech company

Jaylen Bledsoe is a 15-year-old sophomore at Hazelwood West High School (St. Louis) who started his own tech company that is now worth $3.5 million. Here, Bledsoe explains how he started building the company when he was only 12.

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