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Board Promotes Conn. Principal to Assistant Super

Cross Street Intermediate School Principal Christopher Montini was hired as the new assistant superintendent by the Board of Education on Tuesday.

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New Contract Approved for Pittsburgh Superintendent

Linda S. Lane will retain her position as superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools for another three years. The district's Board of Directors this month entered into a new three-year agreement with Lane, effective through June 2016.

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Pittsfield, Mass. Schools Superintendent Gets Long-Term Deal

The city's School Committee has awarded an unprecedented five-year contract to incoming school superintendent Jason "Jake" McCandless. By a 6-1 vote, with Daniel C. Elias opposed, the school board on Wednesday agreed to the long-term deal -- with a starting annual salary of $157,000 -- because it felt McCandless has shown he will be committed to the local school system. Traditionally, the city school board has hired superintendents three years at a time.

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Anchorage's New Superintendent Shares Vision

The majority of the former teacher turned administrator’s experience is in elementary education, but Ed Graff said he’s ready to lead Alaska’s largest school district.

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Dennis Fuqua Named Principal in Ala.

The Escambia County Board of Education on Thursday changed the status of an administrator to put an end to the search for a principal at Escambia County High School in Atmore.

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Thirty-four Apply to Be Next Georgia School Superintendent

The Newton County (Ga.) Board of Education is considering 34 applicants for its next superintendent of schools. Jim Puckett, board development specialist with the Georgia School Boards Association, reported to the school board Tuesday that 34 applications were submitted for the open position of superintendent of Newton County Schools in February and early March.

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Madison, Conn. School Board Appoints Assistant Superintendent

The Madison school board appointed an Avon principal Tuesday to become the district's next assistant superintendent, Madison Patch reports. Pine Grove School Principal Gail Dahling-Hench is leaving the Avon post she's served for six years to replace current Madison Assistant Superintendent Anita Rutlin, who is retiring at the end of the school year.

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New Ohio Chief is Up for Challenge

Mark Kleinhans says he knows he’s in for a challenge in moving to the Bedford Public Schools as superintendent, but he’s confident he'll be equal to it.

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Andrew Croley Will be Off and Running as New Mo. Principal

Croley believes success in high school isn't only about instruction in the classroom.

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Retired Texas Superintendent Throws Support Behind Board Newcomer

The popular retired Plano superintendent Doug Otto has publicly endorsed a candidate for the first time in about three decades, and it is not a trustee he worked with on the school board.

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