Windsor Board of Education names interim superintendent

Terrell Hill has been named Windsor’s interim schools superintendent.

He will take over for Craig Cooke, who is leaving to become schools superintendent in Madison. Cooke will leave in early November and Hill will assume his duties on Oct. 26, according to the Windsor Board of Education, which voted 8 to 1 to name him to the position earlier this week.

Hill has served as assistant superintendent for human resources since 2014.

Hill, who lives in town, has had two children graduate from Windsor High School and a third is now a freshman there, said Friday that he plans to apply for the permanent position when the time comes.

“It’s a place that has burned its way into my heart,” he said. “This is my home.”

The board of education will conduct a national search for Cooke’s replacement. Cooke was assistant superintendent for human resources in Windsor for four years

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Atlanta Public Schools reopening process | Superintendent speaks

Dr. Lisa Herring spoke to 11Alive’s Jennifer Bellamy on Tuesday.

ATLANTA — When some Atlanta Public Schools students begin returning to in-person classes later this month, one thing district superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring wants parents to keep in mind is that it won’t necessarily be like everything is back to normal.

Parents have until the end of this week to declare whether they want their students (for now, only pre-K through 5th grade and special education students will be considered, but the district is asking all parents to declare their wishes) to return as part of Phase II of the district’s reopening plan.

Some parents have become increasingly vocal about their wish to see their kids return to “normal” school, but what Dr. Herring told 11Alive’s Jennifer Bellamy on Tuesday is that “it’s not the same experience” they’re accustomed to. 

RELATED: Atlanta Public Schools students to begin returning to in-person

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Q&A: New Valparaiso Superintendent Jim McCall talks school reopening and looking ahead in education during the pandemic | Valparaiso News

Q: What have you learned through the process of reopening schools?

A: That processing communication is really important. That means communicating with our state and local health officials, communicating with our public, understanding the “why” behind initiatives and being able to explain those “whys,” and that we may not be right, but if we work together, we can get it right. And, we will continue to work together and communicate and evolve our practices to provide a safe and secure learning environment for our students and teachers and staff.

Q: Walk me back to this summer as you were approaching the first day of school. What was it like for your team as you were preparing to bring students back to class?

A: Thankfully we had the foresight to have a team of admin, directors, teachers and even community working on the COVID problem and solution. A lot of the

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Stiepleman named superintendent of the year by school administrators



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Columbia schools Superintendent Peter Stiepleman is the Missouri Association of School Administrators superintendent of the year for 2021.

Stiepleman was recognized at the Missouri Association of School Administrators and Missouri School Boards’ Association annual fall conference, held virtually Sept. 26.

Stiepleman is an exemplary leader, MASA executive director Doug Hayter stated in a news release.

“During his tenure, his community and school district experienced change, student growth and other demographic and economic changes,” Hayter said in the news release. “There is no question his leadership philosophy has helped guide the successes achieved in one of our state’s largest districts.”

Tackling educational issues related to poverty and equity have been Stiepleman’s focus, the news release stated.

“I believe that ordinary moments can be the most rewarding and that we miss out when we’re busy pursuing the extraordinary,” Stiepleman said in the news release.

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Davenport Superintendent and CFO temporarily replaced, voted on by the State Board of Education

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The State Board of Education voted on Friday that Superintendent Dr. Robert Kabylski and the Chief Financial Officer be temporarily replaced. The Iowa Department of Education said in a press release they had “made every effort over the past three years” to work with the school district to address several issues including disciplinary actions against minority students, special education services, and “serious school safety concerns.” They go on to say since the district had “consistently failed” to improve those issues, and the Department of Education recommends the move.



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The Department of Education says the Department and the Board have worked continuously and explicitly with Davenport officials regarding how to make corrective actions, including conditional accreditation.

There was also reportedly insufficient progress on the financial stability within the district, according to the Department of Education.

“The State Board’s decision

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State superintendent says DPI budget proposal will include increases in mental health, special education funding | Local Education



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State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor giving the 2019 State of Education address at the Capitol building.


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As a difficult state budget season approaches, Wisconsin’s top education official announced she would propose adding money for school special education and mental health services for 2021-23.

State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor delivered her second annual State of Education address Thursday, speaking virtually via Wisconsin Eye.

“We are clear-eyed about the realities economic challenges will play in state budget decisions,” Stanford Taylor said. “However, it is my hope our leaders can and will continue to prioritize public education and the needs of our most vulnerable learners.”

Throughout her speech, Stanford Taylor praised educators for their work through the unexpected move to virtual learning in the spring and support of students through the summer. She also highlighted equity, a key theme of her 2019 speech, encouraging all educators to become an “agent of

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