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White House chief of black education is `passionate’ about his work

All through his years of schooling, David Johns was one of the few African-Americans in his classroom, from the high school in Los Angeles that was nearly an hour-long bus ride away—but that his mother insisted he attend—to Columbia University in New York. Even when he taught elementary school in Manhattan, not a single black student sat behind one of the desks before him.

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Dept. of Education to Look into Florida School-Bias Claims

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights will examine allegations of race-based discrimination in Brevard (Fla.) Public Schools. Four issues were detailed in a complaint by the North Brevard Chapter of the NAACP: The rate of suspensions among black students; the hiring of black teachers; the promotion of black teachers; and plans to close three schools with a high percentage of black students, while keeping open a school serving mostly white students.

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Fired Teacher Fights to Get Job at Catholic High School Back

A diocese in Ohio is under siege — receiving numerous threatening calls as well as heated online criticism — and a veteran teacher is out of a job because of publicly revealing a lesbian relationship in violation of the Catholic school’s morality code.

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Mass. School Committee Sees Need for New District Technology Director

Westford, Mass. schools will more than likely have to face another year of difficult decisions during this spring’s discussions on the next fiscal year’s budget, including the question of whether to hire a districtwide technology coordinator.

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Ohio School Loses Drama Teacher Over 'Legally Blonde' Musical

A high school production of the musical "Legally Blonde" in Ohio has been deemed by administrators to be inappropriate for its audiences, resulting in the apparent dismissal of a drama teacher.

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Huron Valley Board Chooses Baker for Superintendent

The search for a new superintendent for Huron Valley Schools Selects apparently is over. The school board unanimously approved starting contract negotiations with Jim Baker on Tuesday, following interviews with several superintendent candidates, including Baker. Baker is currently working in the position on an interim basis until the position is filled permanently. Baker previously worked as the district’s director of human resources.

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Indiana's Ousted Bennett Takes Florida Education Post

Just five weeks after voters ousted him from office, Tony Bennett already has a new gig. The trailblazing but controversial Indiana schools chief, a key force in implementing Gov. Mitch Daniels' broad education reform agenda, was named Florida's education commissioner Wednesday. A hero in the education reform movement and a villain to teachers unions, Mr. Bennett was hailed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott for his "great track record of achievement in Indiana."

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Tolland, CT School Board Approves Dir. of Ed Tech Position

The Tolland, CT school board gave the Tolland school district the go ahead to fill a Director of Educational Technology position at its Wednesday meeting. The full-time job, which is listed as a position under the teachers' contract and would be paid from the teacher salary account, would provide educational support information for several key initiatives.

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