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Wisconsin superintendent of the year selected

Ron Walsh, the superintendent of the Elk Mound School District is the recipient of the 2014 Superintendent of the Year Award. Walsh has been with the district for 21 years.

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Cassadaga Valley superintendent resigns under pressure from board

Cassadaga Valley School Superintendent Scott Smith resigned and an interim superintendent, Thomas Schmidt, was hired late Tuesday night by the School Board. Jeff Swiatek of the Hodgson Russ law firm, who was hired to speak for the district, confirmed that the board asked for Smith’s resignation due to his relationship with an employee.

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John Goodspeed Stuart, former Aurora superintendent, dies at 87

John Goodspeed Stuart spend more than 30 years as a teacher, principal, administrator, and superintendent, earning multiple awards and recognition through the years. Stuart retired in 1986 after 12 years as superintendent of Aurora Public Schools.

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Complaint filed against former Indiana school superintendent

Indiana's top ethics official has filed a complaint against former schools Superintendent Tony Bennett for using state resources for political reasons. The move comes two months after The Associated Press reported Bennett kept multiple campaign databases on Department of Education servers and ordered his staff to dissect a speech by his Democratic opponent for inaccuracies last fall.

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Orleans/Niagara BOCES chief named N.Y. superintendent of the year

The statewide award makes Clark J. Godshall a candidate for national superintendent of the year by the American Association of School Administrators.

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Pinellas Co. superintendent seeks to change tech chief's job description

Technology has been an area of concern for the Florida district, and Superintendent Mike Grego says he wants to see the IT department connect to the needs of schools.

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Albuquerque superintendent suspended for tweets

Discipline is in response to tweets Winston Brooks exchanged with a TV reporter in which the superintendent likened state Public Education Department chief Hanna Skandera to barnyard animals.

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A'Lann Truelock new Hondo ISD superintendent

Truelock began work last week as superintendent of Hondo ISD after beating out more than 20 other applicants vying to succeed Clay Rosenbaum, who left the Medina County district in June.

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Assistant superintendent named West Hartford schools' next leader

Tom Moore, the assistant superintendent for administration, will succeed Karen List as head of schools when she retires in June. Moore, 43, has spent his entire career in the district.

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Handelman named permanent superintendent in Couer D'Alene, Idaho

School trustees decided to forgo a superintendent search and move Handelman, spent the previous three years as the district's associate superintendent, into the permanent superintendent's position.

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