Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 2:27pm
The Moon Area (Pa.) School District has hired Brian Campbell as acting technology director for the district effective April 8. He replaces former director Christopher Hatty. Campbell most recently served as the technology director for the Woodland Hills School District in Pittsburgh and as the tech coordinator for the Richmond Heights School District in Ohio.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 1:20pm
Five candidates running for three Portland School Board seats made their cases to voters on Wednesday, staking out their positions on issues such as standardized testing and how to tackle the achievement gap.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 3:21pm
Kent School District (KSD) and Renton Technical College recently signed a ground breaking agreement that allows KSD high school students to earn certifications and initial degrees in the medical field along with their high school diploma upon graduation from high school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 10:36pm
Linda S. Lane will retain her position as superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools for another three years. The district's Board of Directors this month entered into a new three-year agreement with Lane, effective through June 2016.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 10:33pm
The city's School Committee has awarded an unprecedented five-year contract to incoming school superintendent Jason "Jake" McCandless. By a 6-1 vote, with Daniel C. Elias opposed, the school board on Wednesday agreed to the long-term deal -- with a starting annual salary of $157,000 -- because it felt McCandless has shown he will be committed to the local school system. Traditionally, the city school board has hired superintendents three years at a time.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 4:12pm
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt appointed Mary Cullinane chief content officer and executive vice president of corporate affairs. Charged with spearheading the company’s content development strategy for the K12 education market and consumer audiences, Mary will expand her current role to drive HMH’s content production and innovation efforts, developing the next generation of digital solutions.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 4:14pm
The Madison school board appointed an Avon principal Tuesday to become the district's next assistant superintendent, Madison Patch reports. Pine Grove School Principal Gail Dahling-Hench is leaving the Avon post she's served for six years to replace current Madison Assistant Superintendent Anita Rutlin, who is retiring at the end of the school year.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 9:25am
With student debt growing and a mismatch between unemployed Americans' skills and the required expertise for available jobs, vocational education could be gaining steam, and high schools are rethinking whether they should usher students toward something other than traditional colleges.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 12:09pm
Frank Rocco, who has been serving this year as interim principal of Kalamazoo's Woodward School for Technology and Research, has been named the school's permanent principal. Woodward is a K5 magnet school.