superintendents

Big Money in Play in Oakland School Board Campaigns

Local school board races are often low-budget, low-profile affairs, and until now, Oakland has been no exception. But this year, two new political action committees have thrown themselves into the election, infusing once-lethargic races with energy—and cash.

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Philadelphia's "Servant-Leader" Superintendent

William Hite Jr. is ready for new urban challenges
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L.A.'s Chief Deasy Gets One-Year Contract Extension

L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy has received a one-year contract extension, but was unable to achieve ambitious performance targets that would have triggered a salary bonus.

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Vitti Chosen as New Jacksonville (Fla.) School Chief

In a vote of 5 to 2, the Duval County School Board chose a Miami, Florida bureaucrat for its next Superintendent of Schools.

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Tate Out as Wake (N.C.) Schools Chief

In a vote along party lines, the Wake County Board of Education voted Tuesday afternoon to fire the school district's superintendent, paying him approximately $250,000 in severance pay.

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N.C. Parents Rally to Keep Wake County Schools' Chief

Dozens of parents, as well as members of the Wake County Republican Party, rallied outside the Wake County Public School System's central office Monday in support of Superintendent Tony Tata, who they believe could be removed from the post he's held for less than two years.

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Turning Around Kentucky

This turnaround expert has used formative assessment (and common sense) to raise achievement in three districts in six years.
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School Superintendent Salaries Among State Workers’ Highest

As the start of school draws near, 34 public school districts in Washington will be led by new superintendents, including the state’s three largest districts: Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma.

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Top Ohio Education Leader Quits amid Findings

Ohio's top education official resigned Saturday amid ethical questions about his work for an educational testing contractor.

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Md. County Executive Looks to Fill School ‘Leadership Gap,’ Ed Advisor Says

At public events and inside schools, William R. Hite Jr. has been the face of Prince George’s County Public Schools for nearly four years.

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