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Amid a few high-profile departures, several districts welcome new superintendents

Anoka-Hennepin Schools—one of the largest districts in Minnesota—has chosen Cory McIntyre to become its next superintendent while Spartanburg School District Three hired Julie Fowler and Midland ISD picked Stephanie D. Howard.

Texas superintendent arrested for planting recording device in girls’ locker room

Joshua Goen, the suspended superintendent of Seagraves ISD, was arrested this week on suspicion of planting a recording device in a locker room to spy on a girls' basketball team, according to multiple local reports.

Superintendent fired for administration’s ‘lack of curiosity’ after student’s sexual assault arrest

Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler has been dismissed after a Virginia grand jury accused the district's leaders of "looking out for their own interests" by simply transferring a teenager who had been charged with sexually assaulting a student in a high school bathroom.

Leadership Series: She’s the go-to principal for school turnaround

After taking the helm at Allenbrook Elementary School in 2020, she quickly turned the school from a below F level to nearly a B, making it the number one growing elementary school in the district.

Superintendent is cleared to return to work after “twerking” controversy

Monique Beels of Mount Clemens Community Schools was suspended after parents complained about a suggestive dance routine that occurred during a private event at the district's high school.

Administrators placed on leave after making video portraying a fake school shooting

Teachers reported that their personal Facebook photos were used to depict their deaths in the mock shooting video, which cost a superintendent and a principal their jobs.

Hostile school boards oust 2 superintendents while FBI probes another

Two Florida leaders depart after confrontations with newly sworn in school boards while a Texas superintendent is facing an FBI investigation.

How are principals responding to political interference? Not so well

A survey conducted by the Institute for Democracy, Education and Access at the University of California Los Angeles and the Civic Engagement Research Group at the University of California Riverside showcases the concerns of nearly 700 high school principals surrounding political interference in schools.

How 3 superintendents are finding fresh purpose by adapting a whole child focus

Prioritizing the whole child in meeting the needs of all learners is at the top of the agenda for these leaders. "We're maximizing every minute. And we're leaning into kids' interests," one says.

Moms for Liberty is connected to the firing of yet another superintendent

The firing of yet another superintendent, this time Brennan Asplen of Sarasota County Schools, comes in the wake of a performance review that deemed him to be effective in the job.

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