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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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N.D. school superintendent carried gun to school

A school superintendent in North Dakota who resigned after being caught carrying a handgun to school said Wednesday that he worried about the safety of himself and others at the school because of a confrontation with a student.

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Dennis Fuge named superintendent of Spencerville (OhIo) Local Schools

Dennis Fuge, a graduate of Miami East High School, began his career at Spencerville Local Schools and has served the community of Spencerville his whole teaching career.

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Loughlin gets interim job as school chief in Maine's SAD 51

Robert Hasson, superintendent of School Administrative District 51 for 20 years, will leave the job Nov. 1 to become deputy executive director of the Maine School Management Association.

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