Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 2:10pm
After nearly two hours of joint interviews conducted by the Marblehead School Committee and the Board of Selectmen, William Ackerman was appointed to fill the vacancy on the School Committee. Ackerman, 46, is replacing former Chair EuRim Chun, who submitted her resignation, effective June 30, after ongoing tensions among committee members.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 2:37pm
Dennis Beekman took over as executive director of technology at Robbinsdale Area Schools (New Hope, Minn.) on July 15. Here, he discusses his goals for the district.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 9:19am
The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board voted unanimously at a special meeting to appoint Kevin George as the new superintendent. George will be in charge of the more than 6,000-student school district.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 9:15am
Plymouth (Mass.) school officials have appointed Kristin Wilson as principal at Hedge Elementary School; Scott Williams as principal at West Elementary School; and Stacey Rogers as the district’s special education director.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 9:04am
Winding down its hiring spree, the East Aurora (Ill.) School Board voted Monday to appoint two new administrators to oversee student services and secondary education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 8:59am
The Sacramento County Board of Education is looking for a new member. The board will accept applications for its Area 5 trustee position until Aug. 15, and will appoint a new trustee at its Aug. 20 meeting.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 8:23am
The International Society for Technology in Education today announced its 2013-2014 board officers. At the ISTE 2013 conference and expo in June, Kecia Ray, Ed.D., took the helm of the board as president. Ray is the executive director of learning technologies and library services at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 11:36am
James Bowlby, former director of technology for the Menlo Park (Calif.) City School District for 14 years, joined the Mill Valley (Calif.) School District on July 8, in the same capacity.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 07/07/2013 - 7:15pm
From kindergarten to graduation, an average student will have spent more than a year being taught by a substitute teacher. Twenty-eight states require no more than a high school diploma for those temporary teachers, according to national data. Seven require some college education, and 15 states require substitutes to have a college degree.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 12:40pm
The new Edgewood Elementary School (Charleston, W.Va.), which will implement a "blended learning" style, has hired Pam Gould as principal. Gould will oversee a staff unfamiliar with the new curriculum, while at the same time consolidating two low-performing schools: Watts and Robins.