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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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North Carolina CIO returns after nine-month hiatus

Burke County Public Schools Chief Information Officer Melanie Honeycutt has rejoined the staff of the Morganton, N.C., district to help prepare students for the rapidly changing technological world.

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Massachusetts superintendent Mary-Elizabeth Beach to resign

Mary-Elizabeth Beach, superintendent of Ware Public Schools in Ware, Mass., stunned members of the Ware School Committee Wednesday night by announcing she will resign at the end of this school year.

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New Prince George's Superintendent has deep local roots

A graduate of Bowie High School and Bowie State University, newly appointed deputy superintendent of schools Monique Whittington Davis has deep ties to Bowie and to Prince George’s County. Davis also spent more than a decade as an educator and administrator in the county.

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Ann Arbor Public Schools' new superintendent starts Tuesday

Next Tuesday marks the first day on the job for the new superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools, Jeanice Kerr Swift. Hired to a five-year contract, Swift comes to Ann Arbor from Colorado Springs School District 11, where she was assistant superintendent of instruction, curriculum and student services.

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Pennsylvania state ed secretary nominee William Harner resigns

After three months in the state capital, William Harner, the former Cumberland Valley School District superintendent, is looking for a new job. Gov. Tom Corbett asked for and received Harner's resignation as a result of uncovering "multiple and inappropriate comments" during Harner's background check.

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Maryland appoints new CIO, creates cybersecurity role

The governor of Maryland announced a new state CIO, and a new cybersecurity official. Isabel FitzGerald brings private- and public-sector experience, having served as CIO for the Maryland Department of Human Resources and later serving as the governor’s deputy secretary for operations. She will replace Elliot H. Schlanger, who will fill the newly created position of director of cybersecurity for the state. 

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LA board ratifies hiring of mayor's top education aide

The Los Angeles Board of Education has ratified the unusual hiring of the mayor’s top education advisor, Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana. Melendez will be brought on as an employee of the LA USD, but with her salary and benefits paid by the city of Los Angeles. The arrangement will allow Melendez, a career educator, to continue to accrue pension benefits in the state teachers retirement system.

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New technology manager hired for Ridgewood (N.J.) Public Schools

Ryan Kenny, currently the Westwood Regional School District's technology coordinator, has been hired by the Ridgewood Public Schools district as manager of information technology. He will provide leadership in the development, implementation, and coordination of the district's information technology plans.

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Greenwich Schools appoint head of digital learning, technology

Greenwich (Conn.) Public Schools appointed Phillip H. Dunn director of digital learning and technology. Dunn will be responsible for the direction, definition, and management of digital and learning information technology services throughout the district and its offices and will establish strategic plans and standards for digital learning and information services.

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