leadership

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.

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There’s no place like Detroit: Education is key to Michigan’s ignition

George W. Bush once said, “Think about every problem, every challenge we face. The solution to each starts with education.” That is certainly true in Detroit, Michigan, and the United States. Education helps us turn away bitterness, misconceptions, and anger at our differences.

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Vacaville USD selects STEM advocate as board trustee

A former Genentech employee and U.S. Army linguist, Christopher Flask was appointed to the California district's governing board on a unanimous vote. He envisions creating a new magnet school that emphasizes STEM as a way to improve the nation's competitiveness in technology development.

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ISTE names Jodie Pozo-Olano chief communications officer

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced the appointment of Jodie Pozo-Olano to chief communications officer. Pozo-Olano has nearly 20 years of experience in public relations, communications, and marketing. Most recently, she led global PR activities for Promethean, an education company that specializes in interactive classroom solutions.

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One year in job, Jersey City schools superintendent's central office restructuring wins praise

One year after being hired to run the state’s second largest public school district, Jersey City Schools Superintendent Marcia V. Lyles is reshaping the district’s central administration, most recently with the hiring of a chief academic officer.

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Wilkes-Barre area hires Prevuznak as superintendent

The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board once again appointed Bernard Prevuznak as the permanent superintendent of the Pennsylvania district. The vote at Tuesday's meeting was 6-3, with Prevuznak signing a three-year contract. His one-year contract as acting superintendent expires this coming Sunday.

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Newport. R.I. hires new superintendent

Colleen Jermain, a graduate of Rogers High School and a current Middletown resident, will be leave her position as chief of staff performance and technology integration for Providence Schools to take the take the helm of the Newport District.

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Former DOE chief of staff to serve on Magnus Gyan board

Magnus Gyan LLC, a U.S.-based technology company helping to spread knowledge to growth economies digitally, appointed John M. Danielson, former chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Education, to its board of directors. Danielson will help guide the company in developing its strategic road map.

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Let’s stop focusing on gadgets and start using tech to empower people

Red Burns was one of the most influential figures in the tech industry over the past 30 years, most famous for co-founding the groundbreaking Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU. Two weeks ago, she passed away. But much more needs to be said about one of the smartest, gutsiest women I ever knew, and about what she thought about education, technology, design … and life.

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Idaho schools chief admits to missteps in education reform plan

Nearly a year after voters trounced Tom Luna’s Students Come First proposals in a referendum, the state schools superintendent acknowledged he did not do enough to make the plan transparent or to involve Idahoans.

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