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Leader named for New York City's school turnaround program

Christopher Tricarico, a former principal and school-support administrator with nearly 20 years of experience, will oversee the Renewal School Office, a new office devoted to Chancellor Carmen Fariña's turnaround program for struggling schools.

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Contra Costa County's new superintendent of schools sworn into office

The former Contra Costa County Office of Education Deputy Superintendent Karen Sakata was sworn in as the county’s new superintendent of schools. She is the California county’s first female superintendent schools, as well as the position’s first Asian American.

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Groton Superintendent James Abrams resigns

The New York district's school board accepted the resignation of Superintendent James Abrams and named J.D. Pabis as the interim schools chief.

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Harrison County superintendent to retire after 36 years

Superintendent Henry Arledge, the longest serving current superintendent in Mississippi, will not run for re-election in the fall. He plans to retire, ending a 48-year career with the district, 36 of those years as its leader.

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Illinois district hires Dustin Day as new top leader

The Waverly School Board has hired a new superintendent to take the place of Debra Rust when she retires at the end of the school year. Along with acting as the new superintendent, Tri-City High School Principal Dustin Day will will also perform the role of elementary school principal.

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Three Rivers makes pick for its next superintendent

The Ohio school district is expected to approve the hiring of Craig Hockenberry as its next school leader. Hockenberry has served as the superintendent of Manchester Local Schools. He’ll replace Three Rivers Superintendent Rhonda Bohannon, who is retiring at the end of January.

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Superintendent Ernie Fowler takes new Illinois job

After seven years with the district, Sangamon Valley Superintendent Ernie Fowler will be leaving at the end of June to take a new position in Nashville. Nashville is a high school district, with seven elementary schools, public and private, that serve as feeder schools from independent districts surrounding Nashville in Illinois.

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New superintendent chosen for Ohio school district

Thomas Bratten has accepted the job as the new Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools superintendent. He served as superintendent of Salem City Schools from 2009 to 2014.

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Barnstable superintendent offered Lexington job

The Massachusetts school district offered Mary Czajkowski the superintendent of schools position in Lexington. She has been the Barnstable superintendent of schools since August of 2011.

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Texas district names Lowell Strike as top administrator

Lowell Strike, Little Elm ISD's lone finalist for the position, was officially named as superintendent. Strike, who will begin with the district in January, previously held the position of associate superintendent of the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD.

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