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Baltimore city school board elects new leader

Shanaysha Sauls, the parent of a city school student and career educator who has served as a member since 2010, will begin her post as chairwoman on July 1, replacing long-time head Neil Duke whose term ends on June 30.

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Richmond School Board names interim superintendent

A former Armstrong (Va.) High School principal who has held districtwide positions in three Virginia school systems has been named the interim superintendent of Richmond Public Schools.

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St. John Parish School Board (La.) appoints Kevin George as new superintendent

The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board voted unanimously at a special meeting to appoint Kevin George as the new superintendent. George will be in charge of the more than 6,000-student school district.

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Portage Public Schools (Mich.) names Mark Bielang as new superintendent

Within 16 hours, Paw Paw Superintendent Mark Bielang got a new job and a new grandchild.

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Orange Schools (Ohio) to hire Dr. Edwin Holland as new superintendent

After an extensive search which included more than 45 candidates, the Orange City School District has hired Dr. Edwin S. Holland as its new superintendent.

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Hartford (Conn.) board rejects contract extension for Kishimoto

The Hartford, Conn. school board rejected Superintendent Christina Kishimoto's request for a two-year contract extension that would have kept her in charge of the district's education reform efforts through mid-2016.

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Tucson names Texas educator as new superintendent

The Tucson Unified School District's governing board voted 4-1 to appoint Heliodoro Torres Sanchez to lead Tucson schools after John Pedicone announced his resignation in March.

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Indiana schools board picks eight semi-finalists for superintendent position

The Indianapolis Public School Board has picked eight semi-finalists to interview to become its next superintendent. Board president Diane Arnold hopes to narrow the list to three or four finalists by Monday.

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Virginia Beach educator named as new Wake (N.C.) schools superintendent

Jim Merrill, superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools, has been named superintendent for the Wake County (N.C.) school system. Merrill, who worked at Wake schools as an English teacher for 16 years early in his career, lauded the district as a leader in the state and nation.

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Washington state superintendent wants schools to avoid half-days

Washington state’s school superintendent says he opposes the expansion of half-days on school calendars and wants lawmakers to act next year to give his office the authority to curb them.

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