leadership

Boston mayoral candidate unveils plan to improve city high schools

Mayoral candidate Martin J. Walsh today announced a plan to bolster large district high schools in Boston, rolling out a policy on his opponent’s marquee issue: education.

Read more »

AMX hires Scott Bahr as head of global sales

AMX has announced that Scott Bahr has joined the company as executive vice president, global sales, effective Oct. 1. Mr. Bahr comes to AMX from Nokia, where he held a number of senior sales executive posts, including, mostly recently, general manager of global channel sales.

Read more »

L. Kerpelman, who led school prayer case, dies at 88

Leonard J. Kerpelman, a Baltimore lawyer and gadfly who successfully argued a landmark Supreme Court case in 1963 that led to a ban on state-supported prayer in public schools, died on Sept. 26 in Baltimore. He was 88.

Read more »

An interview with New Jersey Superintendent Nathan Parker

In this interview, Dr. Parker talks about his background and history, where he finds inspiration, and the biggest opportunities and challenges facing the Summit, N.J. school system today.

Read more »

Massachusetts school superintendent receives excellent evaluation

Scituate School Superintendent John McCarthy received positive feedback and was given high performance scores by the Scituate School Committee during his evaluation process at the meeting on Monday.

Read more »

Florida hires new education commissioner

Pam Stewart, the interim education commissioner chosen after Tony Bennett’s abrupt resignation in August, has been officially hired as Bennett’s successor. Stewart previously served as the chancellor of public schools.

Read more »

Stewart’s promotion is a marked contrast to Bennett’s hiring

Pam Stewart is used to coming off the bench in a pinch for the Florida Department of Education. Now she’s joined the starting line-up. We don’t know whether to offer her congratulations or condolences.

Read more »

Interboro, Pa. locks in superintendent for three years

The Interboro School Board voted to appoint Interim Superintendent Bernadette Reiley as the district’s permanent superintendent at a public meeting. Reiley had been serving on an interim basis since Jack Cleghorn resigned earlier this year.

Read more »

Vermont hires new secretary of education

Rebecca Holcombe, head of Dartmouth College’s teacher training program, will replace Armando Vilaseca as Vermont’s next secretary of education, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced. She is the first new secretary of education to be appointed since legislation in 2012 changed the department’s organization.

Read more »

Forty percent of superintendents sign letter criticizing Tenn. ed chief

A majority of Tennessee school chiefs opted not to join their colleagues in publicly criticizing beleaguered Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman, although the participation of Nashville-area leaders was a mixed bag. About 40 percent of Tennessee’s 138 school superintendents attached their names to a letter asking Gov. Bill Haslam to put the kibosh on Huffman and his reform policies.

Read more »

Pages