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     A schools superintendent in Connecticut has been placed on administrative leave amid allegations of harassment and intimidation among school administrators. In Middlesex County, the Middletown Board of Education agreed in a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 18 to grant Superintendent Michael T. Conner his request to go on leave as they plan to investigate the claims, granting him a leave...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A big concern for school districts across the Bay Area right now is the teacher shortage, including finding substitute teachers. The shortage is so bad that some districts are now asking counselors and district staff to fill in as subs."It's obviously not an ideal situation," Peter Feng, the communications director at South San Francisco Unified School...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Broward schools interim Superintendent Dr. Vickie Cartwright faces her first test with the School Board on Tuesday as they consider a proposal to appoint her permanent superintendent. Cartwright said Monday she is “honored and humbled to be considered.” READ MORE: Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo's Tumultuous Tenure Appears To Be Coming To An EndWhen she was...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff NORTH VERSAILLES (KDKA) — An increased security presence will be on hand at the East Allegheny Junior/Senior High School on Tuesday due to a threat that has been determined to have ‘minor credibility.’ The school district says that North Versailles Township Police were notified of a threat made on Snapchat overnight. In a message shared on...
    The head of a Westchester school district that had an elementary school forced to close due to safety concerns has stepped down. Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District officials announced that Superintendent Patrick Brimstein, who was placed on paid leave earlier this year, has resigned from his position after the state ordered the closure of the Ridge Street Elementary School....
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — One week after superintendent Dr. William Hite announced he will not be renewing his contract with the School District of Philadelphia, school boards members are already delving into finding his replacement. CBS3 spoke with the school board president Wednesday about what they’re looking for in a new leader and how the public will help guide their search....
    The superintendent of a Westchester County school district has resigned after 14 months in the role. On Saturday, Oct. 2, the Lakeland Central School District announced that Dr. Brendan Lyons’ resignation was accepted by the school board. The district said Lyons' departure is amicable. In a letter to families, Lyons said he stepped down from the role, effective Thursday, Sept. 30,...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Public Schools’ interim superintendent already has a set of goals. Dr. Wayne Walters knows the district from the inside out, and he told KDKA’s Andy Sheehan that he knows the way to restore confidence and trust. READ MORE: 1 Injured In East Liberty ShootingAfter receiving unanimous support from the board on Wednesday to succeed...
    PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) -- Paterson Superintendent Eileen Shafer is promising to provide better meals after stomach-turning images of showed what was being served to students for lunch.Shafer and members of the Board of Education spoke about changes to the district's food services Thursday, vowing change."When I saw those pictures, I said it was unacceptable," Shafer said. "I also said,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The superintendent of a northern Minnesota school district has been charged with DWI after a deputy allegedly found him drunk in a district vehicle parked outside of a school. Michael Gadbois, 55, is charged with second-degree DWI, open bottle and possessing alcohol on school grounds, according to court documents filed in Kittson County Monday. According to a...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William Hite will not seek a contract renewal after this year. Hite’s contract expires in August of 2022. Dr. Hite made the announcement in a video released Monday night. READ MORE: Jalen Hurts, Eagles No Match For Cowboys In 41-21 Loss In Dallas Dr. Hite was hired by the district in...
    A Hudson Valley school district is parting ways with its superintendent following the unexpected and abrupt announcement of his resignation. The Clarkstown Board of Education in Rockland County announced that as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, Schools Superintendent Martin Cox would be stepping down in an agreement that was approved the day before. “I wish our students the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot has chosen San Antonio schools superintendent Pedro Martinez as the next Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer, becoming the first Latino to run the city’s school district. Martinez, an immigrant from Mexico who grew up in Pilsen, and graduate of Benito Juarez High School, said he was excited to return back home to his...
    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS) — School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D. will hold a press briefing on Wednesday where he will share updates on the work and evolution of the Equity Coalition. He will be joined by Sabriya K. Jubilee, Ph.D., Chief of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The briefing will take place at 11:30...
    CHICAGO — Pedro Martinez, the superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District, will be named the next Chicago Public Schools CEO by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, according to multiple reports. Martinez, a Benito Juarez High School grad, had been considering a frontrunner for the job to assume the reins from José Torres, who has served as interim CEO since the departure of...
    WEST SUNBURY, Pa. (KDKA) — The Moniteau School District is losing the leader who guided them through the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is a tough decision for me to leave,” said Superintendent Tom Samosky. “It’s a wonderful school district.” READ MORE: Unvaccinated Account For Vast Majority Of Pennsylvanias COVID-19 Cases, Deaths And Hospitalizations Samosky started his first superintendent position there in...
    A Northern Westchester school district is asking members of the community to provide input as the district searches for a new superintendent. The Bedford Central School District Board of Education said it wants the community's input as it develops a "Superintendent Leadership Profile." The board said an anonymous survey, available in both English and Spanish, and community forum meetings will be...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With Dr. Anthony Hamlet announcing his resignation, it begs the question: What happens next? Parents say they want someone who will fix some of the current problems. Some of that includes getting kids to school, better communication, and racial equity. READ MORE: Driver Hospitalized After Crashing Into Jenny Craig Weight Loss Center In Ohio Township “I kind...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Public School Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet is reportedly stepping down per an agreement with the school board, according to sources. READ MORE: Pennsylvania Ethics Commission Cites Pittsburgh Public School Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet For Numerous Violations He will step down on Oct. 1. SOURCES: Pgh. Public School Supt. Anthony Hamlet is...
                      by Kendall Tietz  The superintendent who will likely fire a pro-Antifa California teacher said his school district has not been able to find any reports from parents or students prior to a Project Veritas video catching him boasting about indoctrinating his students, Fox News reported. Natomas Unified School District (NUSD)...
    A New Jersey labor union has apologized for 'poor judgment' after it left a coffin with a picture of a toe-tagged dead body outside of an elementary school last week - causing the furious school superintendent to knock it over and cover it up. Liuna Local 77, which represents construction workers, was protesting the Edison Township school district's decision to...
    The superintendent who will likely fire a pro-Antifa California teacher said his school district has not been able to find any reports from parents or students prior to a Project Veritas video catching him boasting about indoctrinating his students, Fox News reported. Natomas Unified School District (NUSD) Superintendent Chris Evans asked any parent or teacher who had previously notified...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Board of Public Education says the results of the Pennsylvania Ethics Commission’s probe into Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet are “concerning” and a “distraction” as the district starts a new school year already plagued with transportation woes and a pushed back start date. READ MORE: NHL, NHLPA Announce Agreement For Participation In...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — On the last night of summer vacation, some parents called for a vote of “no confidence” in Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Hamlet. READ MORE: 1 Injured In Shooting On Frankstown Avenue In Homewood The group picketed outside the district’s administration building in Oakland on Thursday. The group blames Hamlet for families moving...
    The California superintendent who presided over the firing of a pro-Antifa, pro-Communism teacher admitted that he does not know whether the teacher's alleged attempts to indoctrinate his classes had been reported by concerned parents or students before a Project Veritas video exposed them. He asked any parent or student who had previously reported the teacher to reach out. Natomas Unified...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On the eve of a full, in-person return to learning, the Philadelphia School District is looking at some new classrooms but the same COVID concerns. Superintendent Dr. William Hite spoke with CBS3 as he looked around Community Propel Academy, a new 183,000-square-foot school. He wanted the focus of the school to be about bringing classes and students...
                        Hamilton County Schools says it is struggling struggling to control COVID-19 as the delta variant continues to drive cases. This has prompted the public school district that operates 41 elementary schools, 21 middle schools, and 22 high schools in the city of Chattanooga and Hamilton County School to...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania Ethics Commission this morning cited Pittsburgh Public School Superintendent Anthony Hamlet with numerous violations of the state Ethics Code related to travel and expenses and demanded he pay thousands of dollars in reimbursements and fines. In a 147-page report, the commission detailed multiple instances where Hamlet pocketed money owed to the district. They include: ...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Hamlet is facing state fines and sanctions for ethical violations as a result of a KDKA investigation. (Photo Credit: KDKA) KDKA has learned embattled Superintendent Anthony Hamlet — already under fire for repeated delays in classroom instruction — is now facing those fines and sanctions as a result of a continuing...
    CHICAGO — Pedro Martinez, the current superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District, and another candidate outside Chicago are the finalists for the Chicago Public Schools CEO job. That information comes from sources familiar with the search and was confirmed Monday by a school district official with knowledge of the process, who asked to remain anonymous because the search is...
    PATERSON, N.J. (WABC) -- Parents are raising concerns over a possible teacher shortage in the Paterson school system, but the superintendent says classrooms will be staffed.Paterson parent Carrie Gonzalez is worried about her 12-year-old daughter, Jaelynn.Entering a new middle school is enough of a headache without concerns about the lack of teachers for in-person learning throughout the district."This is nothing...
    Parents, I want to assure you that Bulloch County Schools is aware of the many and diverse perspectives across our community regarding COVID-19 and the status of our schools.  Please know that we are committed to keeping our schools open and monitoring conditions within our schools to appropriately balance the...
    In the latest display of the heated debate over COVID-19 policies related to children, a Texas parent ripped a teacher's face mask off during a confrontation, the school's superintendent said Wednesday. Tom Leonard , the superintendent of the Eanes Independent School District of Travis County in Texas, sent an email asking community members not to engage in mask wars...
    Lodi school administrator Jeffery Palmquist has been hired as Oakley Union Elementary School District’s new superintendent. Palmquist will succeed Greg Hetrick who is retiring this month after five years as the District’s superintendent and more than 30 years in education. “We were very excited to have an excellent field of candidates for the superintendent position,” Board Trustee President Lynell...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – This morning parents at Prestonwood Montessori in North Dallas dropped their kids off for their first day of school. A parent at Prestonwood Montessori in North Dallas drops her daughter off for her first day of school. (credit: CBS 11 News) Dallas ISD superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa is making all students, faculty and staff mask up —...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – This morning parents at Prestonwood Montessori in North Dallas dropped their kids off for their first day of school. A parent at Prestonwood Montessori in North Dallas drops her daughter off for her first day of school. (credit: CBS 11 News) Dallas ISD superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa is making all students, faculty and staff mask up —...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- All Los Angeles Unified School District employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 15, interim Superintendent Megan K. Reilly announced Friday.The district had previously mandated only weekly testing for all students and staffers, regardless of their vaccination status. That testing requirement will remain in place."The science is clear -- vaccinations are...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Angry parents protested outside Pittsburgh Public Schools’ headquarters one day after the district pushed back the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet announced Tuesday that the district is pushing back the start date to Sept. 8. READ MORE: North Huntingdon Police Looking For Missing 73-Year-Old Robert Griffin On Wednesday, there were calls for...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ superintendent Alberto Carvalho is not backing down from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ threat to withhold salaries from school board members who dare to defy his mask ban. In a statement released to CBSMiami, the head of the fourth largest school district said on Monday he would follow a “process” in consultation with public-health experts...
    To mask or not, some school districts requiring mask wear for staff and students for the upcoming school year, but some are just recommending. In less than a month schools in Southeast Michigan will return to classrooms. But with the Delta variant spreading and kids under 12 still not able to be vaccinated against COVID, how are districts handling the...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is not the only far-right Republican who has issued an anti-mask order for public schools at a time when COVID-19's highly infectious Delta variant is surging in the United States; Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has also issued a statewide ban on requiring masks in public schools. But Michael Hinojosa, superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District,...
    A longtime Marin County educator arrested in a child molestation probe has been charged, but not with the felony count for which he was arrested. Robert Patrick Raines, who retired this summer as superintendent of the Shoreline Unified School District, is scheduled to be arraigned on Aug. 11 in Marin County Superior Court. Raines, 67, of Petaluma was booked on...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D., will hold a press briefing on Friday. He will be joined by Evelyn Nuñez, Chief of Schools, School District of Philadelphia; and Alisa Shields, School District of Philadelphia parent. The group will share updates for the 2021-2022 school year. The briefing will take place at 11 a.m....
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The Broward County School District has a new interim superintendent. Thursday, the School Board voted to hire Vickie Cartwright. READ MORE: Gov. DeSantis Vows To Fight School Mask Mandates She was one of three finalists to replace embattled superintendent Robert Runcie who offered to resign in late April after a grand jury investigating the circumstances surrounding the...
    ORINDA — A woman who came to the United States as a war refugee has been picked to become the next superintendent of the Orinda Union School District. Aida Glimme, who arrived in the United States in 1992 from Bosnia, currently serves as associate superintendent of educational services for the Acalanes Union High School District. Orinda trustees announced her selection...
    A veteran Hudson Valley educator is set to step in to replace a schools superintendent in Northern Westchester who announced she will be ending her four-decade career earlier this year. Dr. Tina DeSa, who has served as assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services for the Arlington School District for the past five years in LaGrangeville, is set to take over...
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    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Outgoing Superintendent Austin Beutner was honored by the Los Angeles Unified School District board on Tuesday ahead of his previously announced retirement as LAUSD chief.Beutner's three-year tenure was busy, challenging and at-times rocky. But on Tuesday even some of his critics on the board of education admitted that they had been wrong about him and that...