Allentown (Pa.) school board approves cutting 154 jobs

The Allentown School Board has approved a curtailment of programs Thursday that eliminates 132 teachers and 12 administrators, pushing the financially challenged district to more than 400 jobs slashed over the past four years.

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District Computer Technician

Queen Bee School District 16
Glendale Heights, Ill.

New Tech Director

Benton Harbor Area Schools
Benton Harbor, Mich. 

Technical Systems Analyst

Bryan Independent School District
Bryan, Texas

After-school nonprofit hires board co-chairs and president

Nonprofit after-school robotics organization, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) announced the appointment of Sheri McCoy and Bob Tuttle as board of directors co-chairs and Don Bossi to serve as president, effective May 22.

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FCC hires digital learning director

The Federal Communications Commission has announced that it has hired Michael Steffan as the director of digital learning. In his new role, Steffen will lead initiatives to expand access to broadband internet in schools.

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Superintendent William Harner to lead Pennsylvania Dept. of Education

Cumberland Valley Superintendent William Harner is leaving Cumberland Valley (Pa.) School District to become Secretary of the Pennsylvania State Department of Education. Nominated by Gov. Tom Corbett, the Senate must approve the nomination.

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Idaho superintendent resigns less than a year after taking job

After just six months on the job, interim superintendent Dr. Tom Michaelson says he's stepping down as leader of the Nampa School District. The announcement came at the end of Tuesday night's school board meeting where board members also voted on more cuts to help make up the district's $5.1 million deficit.

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K12 Inc. Appoints James Rhyu as New CFO

K12 Inc., a provider of proprietary, technology-based curriculum, software, and education services, today announced that James Rhyu will join the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer in early June.

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Tacoma (Wash.) schools may lay off technical ed teachers

Teachers in Tacoma Public Schools could be facing the first layoffs from their ranks in many years. The cuts, if they happen, will target only career and technical education (CTE) teachers, and likely no more than 10 of them. But that’s nearly 10 percent of the 108-person CTE teaching staff employed by Tacoma schools.

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