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Portage Public Schools (Mich.) names Mark Bielang as new superintendent

Within 16 hours, Paw Paw Superintendent Mark Bielang got a new job and a new grandchild.

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Orange Schools (Ohio) to hire Dr. Edwin Holland as new superintendent

After an extensive search which included more than 45 candidates, the Orange City School District has hired Dr. Edwin S. Holland as its new superintendent.

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Hartford (Conn.) board rejects contract extension for Kishimoto

The Hartford, Conn. school board rejected Superintendent Christina Kishimoto's request for a two-year contract extension that would have kept her in charge of the district's education reform efforts through mid-2016.

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Tucson names Texas educator as new superintendent

The Tucson Unified School District's governing board voted 4-1 to appoint Heliodoro Torres Sanchez to lead Tucson schools after John Pedicone announced his resignation in March.

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Indiana schools board picks eight semi-finalists for superintendent position

The Indianapolis Public School Board has picked eight semi-finalists to interview to become its next superintendent. Board president Diane Arnold hopes to narrow the list to three or four finalists by Monday.

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Virginia Beach educator named as new Wake (N.C.) schools superintendent

Jim Merrill, superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools, has been named superintendent for the Wake County (N.C.) school system. Merrill, who worked at Wake schools as an English teacher for 16 years early in his career, lauded the district as a leader in the state and nation.

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Washington state superintendent wants schools to avoid half-days

Washington state’s school superintendent says he opposes the expansion of half-days on school calendars and wants lawmakers to act next year to give his office the authority to curb them.

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Tony Sergent named new superintendent for Letcher County (Ky.) schools

Sergent says his previous experience as both a principal and a teacher prepared him for the new position.

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Cheltenham School District (Ala.) names Natalie Thomas as new superintendent

There are many changes coming to Cheltenham School District — new Cheltenham and Wyncote elementary schools, a new school bus transportation system and now a new superintendent.

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West metro integration school district superintendent reinstated

The West Metro (Minn.) Education Program board voted recently without explanation to reinstate Daniel Jett after meeting in a closed session. Allegations against Jett were raised by Kevin Bennett, principal of the small district’s two schools. Now they’ll be forced to work together.

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