People Watch

New state school Superintendent Carey Wright backs Common Core, pre-K in Missisisppi

Incoming state school Superintendent Carey Wright gave strong endorsements Thursday to the new Common Core education standards and prekindergarten education.

Read more »

Corona stepping down as West Baton Rouge school superintendent

West Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent David Corona announced that he’s retiring from the school system effective in July, saying it’s time to pass the torch to someone who can “take the district to the next level.”

Read more »

Bloomfield, N.J. BOE selects middle school principal as superintendent

After a five-month search, the board of ed voted 5-3 to appoint Salvatore Goncalves, principal of Bloomfield Middle School, to take the reins as superintendent of the 6,100-student district.

Read more »

Durham schools superintendent under fire for credit-card spending

The Durham Board of Ed will hold a special meeting next week to discuss Superintendent Eric Becoats’ spending on a school district-issued credit card. Records show Becoats spent more than $20,000 on the credit card from July 2012 to June 2013 for out-of-state conferences, meals with colleagues, travel expenses and more.

Read more »

Connolly calls his 3 years as a teacher a vital qualification

Just before Easter in 1995, Harvard senior John R. Connolly went to Manhattan's Lower East Side at the urging of his Spanish professor, a Jesuit priest, to visit a boys’ school for low-income immigrant families. Because of that experience, he ended up teaching for three years. That time in his life has become part of his campaign biography, as the city council member and experienced corporate lawyer runs to become Boston’s “education mayor.”

Read more »

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Onondaga Central Schools (N.Y.) hires new superintendent

The Onondaga Central School District has hired Robin L. Price, a principal in the Oneida City School District, as its new superintendent.

Read more »

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Hacienda La Puente USD picks Parulan-Colfer as new superintendent

Largest school district in California's San Gabriel Valley promotes Interim Superintendent Cynthia Parulan-Colfer to top spot.

Read more »

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Shenandoah Co. Public Schools (Va.) selects Jeremy Raley as superintendent

Jeremy Raley, currently the district's assistant superintendent of administration and finance, begins his new job on Nov. 1.

Read more »

Matthew Zalaznick's picture

Princeton Public Schools appoints Stephen Cochrane as new superintendent

After serving in a wide variety of educational positions, from university admissions to elementary classroom teaching, Stephen Cochrane says he's returning to the town where he found the inspiration for his career.

Read more »

LA school board president Vladovic denies harassment claims

Los Angeles school board President Richard Vladovic apologized Wednesday for abrasive behavior over his career, but again denied accusations released this week of sexual harassment, verbal harassment, and retaliation against two unidentified employees.

Read more »

Pages