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Hillary Clinton pushes for early education in campaign

As Head Start centers around the country close because of the federal government shutdown, Hillary Clinton is advancing herself as an advocate for the nation's littlest learners—an important, popular, and risk-free position.

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Pflugerville ISD hires new superintendent

The Pflugerville school board unanimously named Alex Torrez the superintendent of the 23,430-student district. Torrez signed a three-year contract at 7 a.m., and immediately stepped into his new position.

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Carey Wright named new Mississippi State Superintendent of Education

Dr. Carey Wright, a 36-year veteran of teaching and school administration, has spent the majority of her career in Maryland, which ranked first in the nation for five consecutive years, based on the 2013 Quality Counts report on educational quality.

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Lafayette (Calif.) School District names new superintendent

Lafayette School District Assistant Superintendent Rachel Zinn has been selected to replace Superintendent Fred Brill, who is leaving to become the top administrator of the San Lorenzo Unified School District.

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New deputy superintendent for Durham (N.C.) Public Schools named

Durham Public Schools announced Thursday that Dr. Stacey Wilson-Norman, who currently serves as area superintendent for elementary schools, will become the new deputy superintendent for academic services.

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Perth Amboy (N.J.) superintendent may lose job for the fourth time

The Board of Education will decide whether to put Superintendent Janine Caffrey on administrative leave for a fourth time at a special Oct. 2 meeting, Caffrey said.

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An interview with New Jersey Superintendent Nathan Parker

In this interview, Dr. Parker talks about his background and history, where he finds inspiration, and the biggest opportunities and challenges facing the Summit, N.J. school system today.

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Massachusetts school superintendent receives excellent evaluation

Scituate School Superintendent John McCarthy received positive feedback and was given high performance scores by the Scituate School Committee during his evaluation process at the meeting on Monday.

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Alabama superintendent recommending 'more active role' in Montgomery schools

State schools superintendent Tommy Bice said he will be recommending that the Alabama State Department of Education take “an active role” in Montgomery Public Schools, an action Bice said goes beyond a monitor that the Montgomery school board requested on Tuesday.

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San Lorenzo school board picks Fred Brill as new leader

Fred Brill, superintendent of the Lafayette School District since 2008, was awarded a four-year contract by the San Lorenzo school board. He will replace Superintendent Dennis Byas, who is retiring at the end of the month.

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