Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 11:45am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:33am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:26am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 10:55am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 10:46am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:36pm
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.