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Chicago suburb's new deputy superintendent to start in May

The Palatine Elementary School District 15 Board of Education appointed Matthew J. Barbini to be the district's new deputy superintendent of schools during its February 12 meeting.

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Georgia county chief to step down

After seven years as superintendent of the Forsyth County system, Buster Evans is retiring July 1, following his 30-year career in public education.

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San Antonio ISD names lone superintendent finalist

In Texas, the South San Antonio ISD trustees voted to name its interim superintendent, Abelardo “Abe” Saavedra, as the lone finalist to lead the district.

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NJ district names first female superintendent

Louise Clarke will be sworn in as superintendent of the East Rutherford-Carlstadt district on July 1, becoming the first female leader in the district's history, and a rare superintendent to be hired from within.

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Palo Alto superintendent to resign

Kevin Skelly informed parents and community members that he will resign at the end of the school year from the California USD.

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Chatham County names new superintendent

The Chatham County Board of Education chose interim superintendent Derrick Jordan to be the system’s permanent leader by a unanimous vote.

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Milwaukee superintendent Thornton to be named Baltimore City schools’ CEO

The Baltimore board is expected to announce today that Gregory E. Thornton will be the next CEO of the city school system.

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Philadelphia superintendent calls for stable funding streams in new action plan

Superintendent William Hite, seeking to demonstrate that the District is moving forward despite profound financial woes, has released an updated, 42-page “action plan” for improving city schools.

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Philadelphia chief faces down budget cuts and crises

William R. Hite Jr., the superintendent of one of the nation’s poorest cities, is known as a man who prefers collaboration to confrontation, but he has spent the academic year taking no prisoners.

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Santa Clara County chief chosen as lone finalist to head Texas district

Xavier De La Torre has been selected as the remaining candidate for superintendent of El Paso’s Ysleta ISD, which has 45,000 students in about five dozen schools.

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