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Portsmouth (R.I.) school superintendent resigns

Portsmouth School Superintendent Lynn Krizic has resigned, according to a statement released by the school district Thursday.

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New Ann Arbor superintendent 'thrilled' to accept job offer from school board

Jeanice Kerr Swift has accepted the Ann Arbor school board's offer to become the next superintendent of the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

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Greenfield (Wis.) Schools hire Judge Kapocius as HR director

The Greenfield (Wis.) School District hired Mark S. Kapocius, a municipal judge from Greendale, a suburb of Milwaukee, as director of human resources, finishing off a round of three administrative hires in the district.

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Darien, Conn. district hires Illinois lawyer to probe special ed

The Darien school district appears to be one step closer toward healing wounds with parents, now that it has hired an attorney from Illinois to investigate all aspects of special education in the district.

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Nazareth (Pa.) Area School District to hire full-time police officer

The Nazareth (Pa.) Area School District has put out an advertisement for a full-time police officer to begin patrolling schools. During the month of August, the officer will concentrate on improving security measures throughout the district.

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Patti Fields to serve on Iowa education commission

Patti Fields, a member of the Iowa City School Board, is among 20 Iowans tapped by the Legislature to serve on a state commission to aid in the implementation of new education-reform law.

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Brian Osborne turns down Ann Arbor schools' superintendent job

In declining the job, Osborne cited "a developing family issue," concerns about moving his family from the East Coast and a desire to finish what he had started at his district in New Jersey, school board president says.

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Bridgeport schools chief Paul Vallas allowed to stay in job during appeal

Bridgeport's embattled school superintendent, Paul Vallas, will get to stay on the job this fall as the Connecticut Supreme Court considers his case.

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New superintendent for Upper Darby (Pa.) schools

Richard S. Dunlap Jr., a longtime high school principal and brawny Marine veteran, has been named superintendent of the Upper Darby School District.

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School board member agrees to ethics hearing in Cherokee

The Cherokee County (Ga.) school board voted Wednesday night to conduct an ethics hearing on controversial board member Kelly Marlow. The focus will be Marlow’s request that AdvancEd, the parent company of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, reexamine whether the school system deserves full accreditation.

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