Google's CIO on how to make your IT department great

Running an IT department is hard enough under any circumstances, but imagine doing it at one of the world's preeminent technology companies. Your customers aren't haplessly trying to set up their voicemail; they're experts in technology and expect it to work. As part of CIO's series on the future of corporate IT, writer Walter Frick spoke with Google CIO Ben Fried about his job, and where he thinks the industry is going.

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Ann Arbor Public Schools' new superintendent starts Tuesday

Next Tuesday marks the first day on the job for the new superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools, Jeanice Kerr Swift. Hired to a five-year contract, Swift comes to Ann Arbor from Colorado Springs School District 11, where she was assistant superintendent of instruction, curriculum and student services.

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ALAS Board Votes to Extend Executive Director’s Contract

At her six-month review as executive director of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS), Veronica Rivera received a strong vote of confidence from ALAS’ board of directors.

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Pennsylvania education secretary ousted over "unflattering" behavior

Even before he could be confirmed, acting Pennsylvania Department of Education Secretary William Harner has resigned from the Corbett administration.

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AASA Leadership to Discuss Education Issues in Abington, Pa.

The leadership of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, will discuss the state of public school education on Aug. 27 and 28, 2013, in Abington, Pa.

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Collegiate school leader accepts similar job in Atlanta

Keith Evans, head of Henrico County's Collegiate School, has accepted a similar position in Atlanta, but he’ll stay in Richmond for the 2013-2014 school year. His departure is the second of the school's leadership team this year.

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Boston’s schools a major issue for mayoral hopefuls

In the race to succeed Mayor Thomas M. Menino, proposals to overhaul the Boston public schools abound, making education one of the most talked-about issues thus far.

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William Ackerman appointed to Marblehead (Mass.) school committee

After nearly two hours of joint interviews conducted by the Marblehead School Committee and the Board of Selectmen, William Ackerman was appointed to fill the vacancy on the School Committee. Ackerman, 46, is replacing former Chair EuRim Chun, who submitted her resignation, effective June 30, after ongoing tensions among committee members.

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People Watch: Thornton named first African-American male NPTA leader

What's new with the country's top K12 leaders.

Fourteen Navajo Nation school board members to be removed

Edison Wauneka, executive director of the Navajo Election Administration, stepped down as president of the school's board of trustees on Friday after he was found to be in violation of the Navajo Nation Code and its 2012 amendments.

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