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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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Saunders named MAPS superintendent

The Marquette school board voted unanimously Monday to name Bill Saunders superintendent of Marquette Area Public Schools.

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Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson will leave post early

A tenuous relationship between Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson and a new conservative board hit its breaking point Saturday when the Colorado district's longtime leader announced that she would leave earlier than expected

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Mayor says pledges Boston will cast wide net for new superintendent

Mayor Martin J. Walsh says the chosen candidate could come from pretty much anywhere: inside the school system, other parts of the state, or across the nation. The goal is to have a new superintendent in place by this coming September.

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Who is Angela McLean? An education policy expert, say colleagues

Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock announced Monday that he chose Angela McLean, 36, an American history and government teacher at Anaconda High School, as Montana’s next lieutenant governor.

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Worcester superintendent of schools is graded 'proficient'

The Worcester, Mass. school committee gave Superintendent Melinda J. Boone an overall rating of "proficient" in her first review under a new format. It was the first time the committee had spoken with one voice on an evaluation, and it was the result of new state requirements that have changed how teachers, principals and superintendents are reviewed.

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Morgan Hill's superintendent choice riles Latinos and other parents

For the past year, Morgan Hill Unified School District in San Jose, Calif., has reeled from one controversy to another, from neighbors angry about a shuttered campus being reopened as a continuation school to bitter debates over opening two charter schools. Now the board has stirred up more contention by elevating its former human relations chief to superintendent without seeking other candidates—a process some believe was rushed and secret and further cemented divisions in the community.

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Superintendent of Trinity ASD in Pennsylvania charged with drunk driving

The superintendent of the Trinity Area School District in Washington County, Pa., was charged with drunk driving recently in Ohio Township, Allegheny County. Paul Kasunich, 54, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence and careless driving.

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Andrew Ko appointed to Virginia Board of Education

Andrew Ko is a general manager in Microsoft Corporation’s U.S. Partners In Learning program. Prior to this role, he was director for National Solutions for Microsoft U.S. Public Sector.

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