hiring practices

Renton (Wash.) School Boss to be Inslee’s Chief of Staff

Gov.-elect Jay Inslee is naming Renton Schools Superintendent Mary Alice Heuschel as his new chief of staff, reaching outside the ranks of Olympia insiders and Capitol Hill staff to fill a position vital to his success in running state government.

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Baltimore County School Veteran to Head New Safety Office

When Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance announced plans this fall to create a school safety office in the aftermath of several gun incidents, some in the community assumed he would pick someone with a badge to lead the new department.

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Investing in Human Capital

A new job at the Dallas school district is bolstering the quality of the teaching staff.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Appoints New Deputy Secretary of Education

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced three appointments Thursday, including a new deputy secretary of education who formerly worked as the deputy mayor of education in Washington, D.C.

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An Extraordinary Attempt to Stop a School Board Candidate

In Santa Clara County, school board races are ordinarily slumber fests. So it was more than a little unusual to see an ad in the Santa Clara Weekly recently that pleaded with voters not to choose a candidate for the Santa Clara Unified School board, Christopher Stampolis.

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Several Midstate School Districts Have Leadership Changes

Baby boomers are aging out of education jobs in large numbers, and school superintendents are no exception, said Jim Buckheight, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, which focuses on superintendents. As a result, four new superintendents and at least eight new principals greeted students this school year. It’s not an unusually high number, say two statewide groups for superintendents and principals.

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Atlanta School Board Considering Contract Extension for Superintendent

By next week the Atlanta Public School board will make its final decision on whether to extend the contract of Superintendent Erroll Davis. Davis was hired as the interim APS superintendent in July 2011 as the system searched to replace departing superintendent, Beverly Hall. The APS Board has not made a final decision, but it appears to be in favor of keeping Davis on board.

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New Jersey Schools Turn Attention to Teacher Evaluation

School districts across New Jersey have to figure out how they are going to evaluate their teachers — and fast. ... under a state law signed last month to make tenure harder to get and easier to lose for educators, districts need to find answers by the 2013-14 school year.

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Telling Teachers They Are Irreplaceable

Building an Ed Tech Dream Team

If you could put together a staff to make the most of educational technology in your district, what would it look like?