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Pennsylvania district hires interim superintendent permanently

Quakertown Community School District has hired interim Superintendent William Harner. In January, Superintendent Lisa Andrejko announced her retirement, citing health reasons. She remains on medical leave until her July 1 retirement, at which time Harner’s permanent position will begin.

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West Virginia county picks superintendent from within

Raleigh County chose one of its own, Assistant Superintendent David Price, to lead the 30-school district as superintendent. He will replace Superintendent Jim Brown.

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Oklahoma City signs Robert R. Neu as new superintendent

Administrator Robert R. Neu has been chosen to lead Oklahoma’s largest school district. He is currently superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools in Washington, a 22,000-student district that is about half the size of Oklahoma City’s district.

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Connecticut capital appoints Schiavino-Narvaez as superintendent

Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, a top administrator in Maryland's Montgomery County school system, has been named as Hartford's next superintendent. She is expected to succeed Superintendent Christina Kishimoto on July 1.

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Superintendent named to head Arizona district's nine schools

The Sierra Vista USD's board has approved a new superintendent from within for the district. Kriss Hagerl has worked for the district for more than 25 years, most recently serving as Interim Superintendent.

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Antwan Wilson to be new Oakland, Calif., superintendent

The Oakland USD has nominated Antwan Wilson as its new superintendent. Wilson, currently an assistant superintendent with the Denver Public Schools, will take over the 46,000-student district from the acting superintendent, Dr. Gary Yee.

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Meria Carstarphen picked as next Atlanta superintendent

The Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education approved the hiring of Meria Carstarphen as the new superintendent. Transferring from Austin, Texas, Carstarphen replaces Erroll Davis, who will retire after joining the district three years ago in the wake of the school system's cheating scandal.

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New superintendent merited Ohio district school board's only interview

His qualifications and experience were so exceptional, new Fairview Park City Schools Superintendent Geoffrey Andrews was the only candidate interviewed by the Board of Education. More than 30 people applied for the position, but it was one and done once board members met him in person.

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Colorado principal honored for turning around elementary school

Doris Candelarie's success at Sanchez Elementary School in Boulder Valley, Colo. recently earned her the title of 2014 Colorado National Distinguished Principal of the Year. The award, given by the Colorado Association of Elementary School Principals, honors elementary principals who have exhibited "extraordinary leadership, commitment to their students and staff, service to the communities, and contributions to the overall profession."

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Madison schools chief admits error in elementary school shake-up

Madison School District superintendent Jennifer Cheatham concedes that administrators made mistakes in acting to remove a respected African-American teacher from a leadership position at a struggling southwest side elementary school.

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