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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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Long Pham named chief information officer

Long Pham has been named chief information officer at Fort Bend Independent School District in Sugar Land. Pham previously served as director of information technology and services for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Greenwich, Conn. schools hire CIO

Greenwich (Conn.) Public Schools has hired Philip Dunn as CIO. Dunn is the former CIO of Stamford (Conn.) Public Schools.

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Wake County (N.C.) swears in new superintendent

Jim Merrill, Wake County School's new school superintendent, takes over for Tony Tata, who was fired last fall. Merrill is the North Carolina district's third superintendent in as many years and is now running the state's largest school district.

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Ridder will step down as Springfield, Mo. superintendent next June

Norm Ridder, superintendent of Springfield (Mo.) Public Schools, announced that he and his wife want to move west to be closer to family. He will step down June 30, after nine years as head of the district.

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Auburn school board appoints chief information officer

Just two weeks after the position was officially created, the Board of Education for the Auburn (N.Y.) Enlarged City School District has approved the appointment of a chief information officer who will oversee the district's use of data and technology.

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