Obama pushes jobs, education during visit to N.C. middle school

As part of his Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour, President Obama traveled to Mooresville, N.C., yesterday. He highlighted Mooresville Middle School's focus on technology and digital learning. Young voters cited the economy and education as top concerns.

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Arkansas district hires superintendent

Shawn Halbrook will take over as South Conway County School District superintendent in Morrilton, Ark., beginning July 1. He replaces Annette Henderson, who is leaving to become an assistant superintendent in the Fort Smith (Ark.) School District.

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Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) school board appoints new superintendent

The Poughkeepsie City School District Board of Education appointed Nicole Williams, currently the senior deputy superintendent for academic services and chief academic officer for the St. Louis Public Schools, as superintendent, effective July 1.

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Caldwell-West Caldwell (N.J.) district hires technology supervisor

Don Markese, currently the director of technology at Freehold Regional High School in Englishtown, N.J., was appointed as the new supervisor of technology at the Caldwell-West Caldwell (N.J.) school district. Markese’ one-year contract will begin on July 1 and he will make $110,000.

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Allentown (Pa.) school board approves cutting 154 jobs

The Allentown School Board has approved a curtailment of programs Thursday that eliminates 132 teachers and 12 administrators, pushing the financially challenged district to more than 400 jobs slashed over the past four years.

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District Computer Technician

Queen Bee School District 16

Glendale Heights, Ill.

New Tech Director

Benton Harbor Area Schools

Benton Harbor, Mich.

Technical Systems Analyst

Bryan Independent School District

Bryan, Texas

After-school nonprofit hires board co-chairs and president

Nonprofit after-school robotics organization, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) announced the appointment of Sheri McCoy and Bob Tuttle as board of directors co-chairs and Don Bossi to serve as president, effective May 22.

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FCC hires digital learning director

The Federal Communications Commission has announced that it has hired Michael Steffan as the director of digital learning. In his new role, Steffen will lead initiatives to expand access to broadband internet in schools.

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