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Divided Nevada school district's board chooses permanent superintendent

The Washoe County School Board hired interim Superintendent Traci Davis as permanent superintendent. She came from the Las Vegas school system in 2012 when the previous Washoe County superintendent hired her as deputy superintendent. When Pedro Martinez resigned in October, the school board promoted Davis to stand-in superintendent.

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N.C. educator named for superintendent position in Robeson County

An assistant professor in Wingate University’s Graduate School of Education has been offered the job as the new superintendent of the Public Schools of Robeson County. Once confirmed, Rick Watkins would replace Johnny Hunt, who retired after serving as the district’s superintendent for nine years.

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Troubled N.J. city's new schools chief narrowly wins approval

The former New Jersey education commissioner is the new state-appointed superintendent of Newark Public Schools. Christopher Cerf's arrival could mark the beginning of the end of two decades of state control over New Jersey's largest public school district.

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Penn Hills Board promotes acting superintendent to superintendent

Nancy Hines, the Pennsylvania district's assistant superintendent, has been promoted from acting superintendent to the permanent top administrator position. Superintendent Thomas Washington resigned in January, and Hines moved into the role of acting superintendent in February.

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Longtime Michigan district superintendent retires

South Lyon Community Schools Superintendent Bill Pearson has retired after 20 years as the district's top leader. Since Pearson started, the number of students has grown from 4,200 to 8,000 and voters passed six bond proposals that brought about seven new school buildings.

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Austin ISD superintendent eliminates top positions

The Texas district's Superintendent Paul Cruz has decided to eliminate 11 of the district’s top administrative positions and reshuffle department responsibilities for the upcoming school year.

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Lower Dauphin assistant superintendent leaving to new Pa. district

Robert Schultz will leave the district to become the superintendent of Tulpehocken Area School District. He first came to Lower Dauphin in 2003 as middle school principal. He moved to the assistant to the superintendent role in 2008 and was named assistant superintendent in 2013.

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Radford City Schools names a new superintendent

Robert Graham, previously the Virginia district's assistant superintendent, has been named to the top spot for Radford City Schools.

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Alabama districts picks from within for top leader

The Lawrence County Board of Education selected Johnny Yates as its new superintendent to replace the former superintendent, Heath Grimes. Yates has worked with the school system for 37 years as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent.

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Joseph D’Angelo named superintendent of Maryvale Schools

The New York district is bringing in Joseph R. D’Angelo, who has been principal of Maryvale Primary School for the past five years, to take over as district superintendent.

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