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Retirement on the horizon for Pa. school leader

Council Rock Superintendent of Schools Mark Klein is retiring at the end of the current school year. Klein has been with the Pennsylvania district for almost four decades, starting as a classroom teacher, moving to principal and then to superintendent.

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Mark Rosekrans gets contract as Michigan district's new superintendent

Mark Rosekrans, who has been serving as interim superintendent, has been named as the permanent superintendent for Charlotte's schools. Rosekrans is a 25-year employee with the district and has served as associate superintendent for operations for the past 15 years.

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Tennessee district superintendent announces retirement

Elizabethton Superintendent of Schools Ed Alexander plans to retire in January 2015 after eight years as superintendent and 39 years with the city school system.

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Seth Miller promoted to be Illinois school district's next leader

Seth Miller, Westville's director of operations since 2007, was offered a three-year contract by the school board. It takes effect when Superintendent Jim Owens retires at the end of this school year.

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El Monte Superintendent Nick Salerno abruptly resigns

In a closed school board session focused on Superintendent Nick Salerno's performance review, the California district's board offered to buy out his contract and he accepted. Salerno has sat in the superintendent’s seat for five years.

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LAUSD superintendent resigns

Facing criticism over the rollout of an ambitious plan to put a personal computing device in the hands of every student, Superintendent John Deasy stepped down from his post with LAUSD. Deasy is credited with improving test scores and increasing graduation rates for the district. Ramon Cortines, a former Los Angeles superintendent, will serve as interim superintendent.

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Sylvania Schools superintendent to retire at end of school year

Brad Rieger, superintendent of Ohio's Sylvania Schools, announced that he will retire on July 31, 2015. He originally replaced superintendent Les Schultz in 2003. His career in education spans 30 years. Assistant Superintendent Scott Nelson is expected to ascend to the superintendent role.

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Darienne Driver appointed as new Milwaukee superintendent

Officially starting as superintendent on October 1, Darienne Driver is the first woman and one of the youngest individuals to be named superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools. She has been working as interim superintendent since June when Gregory Thornton resigned to take the position of CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools.

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S.C. district to offer superintendent position to Randy Bridges

Florence School District One will offer Randy Bridges a contract for employment as superintendent of Florence One, effective January 1, 2015. Bridges' experience has included a superintendent position in Stafford, Va., and in Burlington, N.C.

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Plano schools superintendent Richard Matkin to retire

Richard Matkin begins to close out four decades in public education with his last three years spent leading the Plano district's 53,000 students as superintendent. Matkin will retire effective January 30, 2015.

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