Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 9:00am
Ted Mitchell, the chief executive of the NewSchools Venture Fund, was nominated in October by President Obama to become the Under Secretary of the Department of Education. As the administration continues to reshuffle its team, and confront new regulatory challenges, some view Mitchell’s nomination as a move towards greater privatization. In the coming months, the Department of Education will release “gainful employment” rules to rein in for-profit colleges, an experiment in proprietary education that many see as an unmitigated disaster.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 9:30am
Rodney Bowler, the assistant superintendent for administrative services in Henry County Schools, has been named to replace retiring Superintendent Dr. Ethan Hildreth.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 9:28am
Mick Zais, the retired Army brigadier general and Newberry College president, had pledged to serve no more than two four-year terms but is leaving after one.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 9:25am
Former Indiana Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett is back in the public eye, helping to pitch a Common Core test to state education leaders four months after he resigned as Florida’s schools chief.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:35am
Bellefontaine City Schools Board of Education members concluded its process of selecting a new superintendent during a special meeting Wednesday evening, during which a current Piqua City Schools administrator was extended a three-year contract effective Aug. 1.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:31am
Kenneth Smith, superintendent of Millinocket Schools in Maine, will resign his position when his contract ends on June 30. “I believe I have done all I can to maintain a fine public school system and to move the system ahead,” Smith said in a letter to new school board Chairman Michael Jewers dated Dec. 4, in which he promised to work for an orderly transition to a new superintendent.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:25am
Fresno USD Superintendent Michael Hanson will get an extra year tacked onto his four-year contract after getting a positive review by the school board. Hanson, whose contract was set to expire in 2017, will get another year on the job as a perk for getting high marks from six out of the seven school board members on his annual review.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 9:24am
Anthony Amato was the last permanent superintendent of New Orleans' public schools before the state intervened in 2005, and also ran districts in in Hartford, Conn., Kansas City, Mo., and Stockton, Calif.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 9:19am
A former candidate for Lincoln Public Schools superintendent, a Massachusetts education advocate and two Nebraskans are vying to replace former Nebraska Commissioner of Education Roger Breed, who had held the post since 2009 and retired July 1.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 9:14am
Carvalho, who has been Miami-Dade County Public Schools superintendent for five years, has been credited with turning around failing schools in the country's fourth largest district and narrowing the achievement gap.