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Texas State Education Board Chair Approved by Senate Committee

Texas State Board of Education Chairwoman Barbara Cargill appears to be headed toward confirmation by the state senate after winning approval Monday from the Senate Nominations Committee. If Cargill is confirmed by the full Senate, it would mark the first time since 2007 that a state education board chair has cleared the upper chamber.

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South Carolina District Selects Three Finalists for Superintendent Position

The Beaufort County Board of Education has selected three finalists in its search for a new superintendent: Gloria J. Davis is currently the superintendent of the 9,100-student Decatur Public Schools in Decatur, Ill. Kathryn LeRoy is the director of high school programs for the 125,000-student Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Fla. Jeffrey Moss is the superintendent of the 9,850-student Lee County Schools in Sanford, N.C.

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Kriner Cash Finalist for Superintendent Position in Massachusetts

Kriner Cash is a finalist for the superintendent’s job in New Bedford, Mass., about an hour south of Boston. The school system has a budget of $106 million and 13,000 students, about an eighth of the size of Memphis City Schools, where Cash is presently employed.

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Questions Surround Maine Principal’s Surprise Resignation

Parents and school staff said they were shocked by the resignation submitted Feb. 8 by high school Principal James Holland. Holland was hired before the 2011 school year, and expressed excitement at the time about leading the school while it was being renovated and expanded. He did not return phone calls this week seeking comment about his decision to resign June 30.

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David L. Evans is New Executive Director of the National Science Teachers Association

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, today announced that Dr. David L. Evans, former Director of the Center for Sustainability: Earth, Energy, and Climate at Noblis, Inc., will serve as the association's new Executive Director.

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Beth Benoit to be New Mass. Principal

Beth Benoit, who is an early childhood curriculum and assessment specialist for the Boston Public Schools, will become the principal of Davis School on July 1, according to Bedford Schools Superintendent Jon Sills.

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Ohio School Picks New Superintendent

John R. Kellogg, 50, will become chief next school year, replacing Dan Good, who plans to retire after six years in charge of the district.

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Colorado District Reinstates Deputy Superintendent Position

The Boulder Valley School District is restructuring its administrative positions, including reinstating the deputy superintendent position, but isn't adding additional staff members. Filling the deputy superintendent position is Deirdre Pilch, who has been the district's assistant superintendent for secondary school leadership since 2007.

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Six Candidates Selected for Michigan Superintendent Review

The Holly School Board has selected six candidates to interview for the school district's superintendent position. And among those candidates is one of the district's own, Dave Nuss, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.

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Mansfield, Texas ISD Names Interim Schools Superintendent

Even though Mansfield Independent School District's superintendent has not officially resigned, the school board Tuesday named an interim to take care of day-to-day operations. Jim Vaszauskas, 56, who has been the district's associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction since May 2009, took over the reins as interim superintendent Wednesday.

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