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beloit man jailed after nearly crashing into squad car


beloit, wis. — a beloit man is in jail after authorities say he nearly hit a rock county sheriff's deputy.a statement from the sheriff's office says the 36-year-old suspect was driving northbound in the middle of county highway d north of beloit when he nearly struck a deputy who was driving south.the statement says the deputy then stopped the suspect, who failed field sobriety tests, and arrested him for fourth-offense owi. the suspect's license had been revoked.the suspect also faces a potential charge of felony threats to a law enforcement officer for allegedly threatening to kill the deputy and family members.






turnout hits 8 percent in wisconsin superintendent race


madison, wis. — turnout in the primary for wisconsin state superintendent exceeded the average of recent similar elections.turnout in tuesday's primary hit 8 percent, based on unofficial results with 99 percent of precincts reporting. the average turnout in the prior three primaries for state superintendent was 5.9 percent.incumbent superintendent tony evers easily advanced to the april 4 general election with nearly 70 percent of the vote. that was more than each of his two opponents combined. former beloit superintendent lowell holtz came in second with 23 percent of the vote. he will face evers in april.former dodgeville administrator john humphries came in a distant third place with about 7 percent of the vote.nearly 359,000 people voted in the primary out of about 4.4 million people o






forum brings together superintendent candidates evers, holz


madison, wis. — candidates for wisconsin state superintendent are scheduled to meet for a forum less than three weeks from the election.incumbent superintendent tony evers and challenger lowell holtz are set to meet wednesday at the event organized by the wisconsin association of school boards. holt and evers are scheduled to take questions from a moderator.the race is officially nonpartisan but holtz has been trying to woo conservatives while evers has the backing of democrats. evers is seeking a third term. holtz retired last year as superintendent of the whitnall school district after clashing with the school board. he also previously worked as superintendent in beloit.holtz supports expanding private school vouchers and doing away with the common core curriculum, two things evers oppos






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evers doubles cash on hand before superintendent primary


madison, wis. — state superintendent tony evers has doubled his cash on hand before next week's primary.evers' campaign on monday said the two-term incumbent has nearly $238,000 cash on hand. he is being challenged by former dodgeville school administrator john humphries and former beloit superintendent lowell holtz.holtz is reporting having about $15,000 cash on hand, or about 15-times less than what evers has. humphries has yet to file his report that shows fundraising and spending through feb. 6.the top two vote-getters in the feb. 21 primary will advance to face each other in the april 4 election.evers' campaign says he raised more than $142,000 in the first five weeks of the year. holtz raised just over $30,000.






the latest: voter seeks change in state schools chief


madison, wis. — the latest on the state superintendent primary election (all times local):__12:40 p.m.a voter in the milwaukee suburb of brookfield says he's voting for change in the primary election for the state's top school official.marvin glass is an 81-year-old retired technical college teacher who cast his vote tuesday for lowell holtz. holtz, a former superintendent in beloit, and consultant john humphries are up against incumbent tony evers.the top two finishers advance.glass says he sees holtz as "strict and not wish-washy."in the liberal stronghold of madison, several voters in evers' home district were supporting him for another term. amy quan barry, a university professor, says she chose evers because she sees him as one of the last remaining high-ranking officials willing to s






state superintendent evers outpacing opponents in money


madison, wis. — state superintendent tony evers has raised more than four times as much money as each of his opponents so far this year.campaign finance filings made monday also show that evers has about 15 times as much cash on hand as the challengers who face him in the feb. 21 primary. former dodgeville school administrator john humphries and former beloit superintendent lowell holtz are running against evers.evers' campaign says he raised $142,000 in the first five weeks of the year and has nearly $238,000 cash on hand. holtz raised about $30,000 and has around $15,000 cash on hand, while humphries raised about $27,000 and also has $15,000 to spend.the top two vote-getters in the feb. 21 primary will advance to face each other in the april 4 election.






the latest: holtz, evers in runoff for state schools chief


madison, wis. — the latest on the state superintendent primary election (all times local):8:35 p.m.former beloit superintendent and 1999 principal of the year lowell holtz has advanced in the race for state superintendent.holtz joined incumbent tony evers in emerging from tuesday's primary based on unofficial results. they will face each other in the april 4 general election.the race is officially nonpartisan but holtz has been running as the more conservative alternative to evers. holtz is backed by numerous conservative groups and about two dozen republican state lawmakers.holtz supports expanding school choice programs. evers does not favor expanding the programs. his support comes from democrats, teachers unions and other public school advocates.evers and holtz defeated former dodgevil






medical examiner says beloit infant was homicide victim


beloit, wis. — the rock county medical examiner says a beloit infant who died sunday was the victim of homicide.the medical examiner said friday that amanii cardell hodges was 59 days old when he died at a milwaukee hospital six days after admission. preliminary autopsy results show he died of "homicidal abusive head trauma."his father, 32-year-old deanthony hodges, was charged earlier with child abuse and child neglect causing great bodily harm. police say the charges are now expected to be upgraded.the criminal complaint says the baby was with hodges march 20 when he messaged the mother saying the boy wasn't "looking good" and needed to go to the hospital. the baby had been alone with him for seven hours. hodges told police he hadn't hit the baby.






agency alleges walmart discriminated against beloit employee


beloit, wis. (ap) — a federal agency is accusing walmart of failing to accommodate a longtime employee at a wisconsin store because of his disability.the u.s. equal employment opportunity commission filed a lawsuit tuesday alleging the bentonville, arkansas-based retailer suspended and failed to accommodate a deaf employee with visual impairment at a walmart in beloit.according to the lawsuit, paul reina worked as a cart pusher for 16 years before a new manager started at the store. the agency says the new manager suspended reina and forced him to resubmit medical paperwork to keep his accommodations.before his suspension, reina did his job with help from a coach provided by an advocacy organization.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.walmart says it does not tolerate






evers, holtz to debate days before wisconsin election


madison, wis. — incumbent tony evers and challenger lowell holtz will meet for a live debate being televised statewide just before the election for state superintendent.friday night's debate in madison is being broadcast on wisconsin public television and wisconsin public radio. it marks the third joint appearance by evers and holtz this week and comes after a testy exchange at a forum in milwaukee.evers has been attacking holtz over his discussion with an ousted candidate in the race about an alleged job offer and takeover of the state's largest districts. holtz has tried to downplay his role in the discussion with former candidate john humphries, who was defeated in the primary.evers is seeking a third term. holtz is a former superintendent in whitnall and beloit.






walker open to tolling interstates, with conditions


beloit, wis. — gov. scott walker says he's open to the idea of tolling wisconsin interstates, but only if the revenue helps reduce the state's gas tax, which is nearly 31 cents a gallon.walker made his comments tuesday in beloit where he warned that the $1.2 billion expansion of interstate 39-90 from the madison area to the illinois line could be delayed if lawmakers can't agree on how to fund road projects. walker says that also applies to other highway projects currently under construction.the governor is pressing republican lawmakers to produce a roads funding package soon and to keep it within the larger state budget.the janesville gazette (http://bit.ly/2rnylja ) reports walker says interstate tolls wouldn't be an immediate fix within the upcoming budget, but he says he would be inter






wisconsin state schools superintendent field to be narrowed


madison, wis. — the field of candidates running for superintendent of wisconsin's public schools will be narrowed in tuesday's primary, with incumbent tony evers facing two challengers who have been sidetracked trying to explain allegations that they discussed working together to beat him.consultant john humphries and former beloit superintendent lowell holtz are challenging evers, with the two highest vote-getters in the primary advancing to the april 4 general election. long-shot write-in candidate rick melcher is also running.humphries shook up the race last week by making public a document he said shows holtz had offered him a deal for a $150,000 state job and broad control over the largest school districts if he dropped out of the race. humphries said the deal also applied if holtz dr






seattle school board opens search for new superintendent


the seattle school board wants to hire a new superintendent when superintendent larry nyland's contract ends in june 2018.the seattle school board wants to hire a new superintendent when superintendent larry nyland’s contract ends in june 2018.on friday, the district published a document on its website saying it is seeking a search firm to help identity candidates, according to a document called a request for proposals (rfp).  there was no formal announcement of the move.the school board hopes to have a new superintendent by may 2018, the document says. the new superintendent will be the district’s third leader in six years.“the successful applicant for superintendent will address several challenges, including chronic state underfunding, establishing a productive relationship with a new ma






evers, holtz face off to be top wisconsin education official


madison, wis. — incumbent state superintendent tony evers and challenger lowell holtz face off tuesday in the only statewide race on the spring election ballot as they vie to become wisconsin's top education official.evers is running for a third term. holtz, the former superintendent in whitnall and beloit, is attempting to unseat him after finishing a distant second in the february primary and raising less than half as much money as evers.the race is officially nonpartisan, but evers is backed by democrats and state and national teachers' unions, while holtz has support from republicans and conservative groups.evers was targeted by some republicans as he's the only democratic-leaning statewide official in a significant office. but evers has also upset some liberals by working closely with






east meadow appoints new school superintendent


advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe east meadow board of education has appointed kenneth card jr., who has served as an assistant superintendent in huntington, as the district's new superintendent of schools, effective july 1, 2017. (credit: east meadow school district) the east meadow board of education has appointed kenneth card jr., who has served as an assistant superintendent in huntington, as the district’s new superintendent of schools, effective july 1. card joins the district with more than 14 years of experience as a district- and school-based leader, most recently serving as the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in the huntington...






boulder valley school superintendent put on paid leave over personnel matter – t


lewis geyer, staff photographerboulder valley superintendent bruce messinger speaks during the topping off ceremony at meadowlark school in erie on jan. 12.the boulder valley school district has placed superintendent bruce messinger on paid administrative leave while it investigates a personnel matter.according to an email sent wednesday by the district’s board of education to boulder valley staff, the investigation is expected to take 30 days. the email did not say what the personnel matter was about.“superintendent bruce messinger has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation of a personnel matter,” the email reads. “our expectation is that the investigation will take approximately 30 days. please keep in mind that the leave is being made to help fa






gophers, michigan state


minneapolis public schools superintendent ed graff attends a breakfast and visits schools in his district in minneapolis on tuesday, february 14, 2017. the new superintendent of minneapolis public schools, ed graff, has been on the job for more than half a year. he's come in quietly searching for ways to chip away at some of the district's problems, like the achievement gap and administrative bureaucracy. we follow him for a full day in his life as superintendent.






class 2a final: grand rapids 6, moorhead 3


minneapolis public schools superintendent ed graff attends a breakfast and visits schools in his district in minneapolis on tuesday, february 14, 2017. the new superintendent of minneapolis public schools, ed graff, has been on the job for more than half a year. he's come in quietly searching for ways to chip away at some of the district's problems, like the achievement gap and administrative bureaucracy. we follow him for a full day in his life as superintendent.






oakland school district names new superintendent – the mercury news


oakland — after an intensive months-long search, oakland unified school district’s interim deputy superintendent, kyla johnson-trammell, has been named the school board’s top pick to lead the district.johnson-trammel, who has been serving as the district’s interim deputy superintendent of academic and social emotional learning since the beginning of february, succeeds antwan wilson, who departed in january after two years at the helm to take a job as chancellor of washington, d.c. schools.kyla johnson-trammel has been selected as oakland unified school district’s new superintendent. (courtesy of oakland unified school district) before that johnson-trammel was the district’s lead network superintendent of elementary schools. she also has had more than 18 years of service at the oakland scho






oakland school board names new superintendent – the mercury news


oakland — after an intensive months-long search, oakland unified school district’s interim deputy superintendent, kyla johnson-trammell, has been named the school board’s top pick to lead the district.johnson-trammel, who has been serving as the district’s interim deputy superintendent of academic and social emotional learning since the beginning of february, succeeds antwan wilson, who departed in january after two years at the helm to take a job as chancellor of washington, d.c. schools.kyla johnson-trammel has been selected as oakland unified school district’s new superintendent. (courtesy of oakland unified school district) before that johnson-trammel was the district’s lead network superintendent of elementary schools. she also has had more than 18 years of service at the oakland scho






detroit school superintendent interviews starting soon


detroit — interviews begin soon for two candidates seeking to become the next superintendent of the detroit school district.the process starts wednesday with nikolai vitti of florida's duval county schools. interviews begin april 3 for river rouge superintendent derrick coleman.each will be briefed on the district's financial and academic departments before open interviews are conducted by the school board. coleman and vitti will have an opportunity to visit schools and meet teachers, parents and students.a third finalist, orlando ramos of milwaukee, said he's no longer interested in the detroit job.the 46,000-student detroit district is being run by an interim superintendent. the district has been under state oversight for the last eight years.






former decatur city schools chief finalist for georgia post


decatur, ala. (ap) — a georgia school system has named former decatur city schools superintendent dan brigman as the sole finalist in its search for a superintendent.the laurens county board of education on thursday chose brigman over 35 other candidates. associate superintendent of teaching and learning ronda hightower says the board will wait 14 days before voting to hire him.the decatur daily reports brigman abruptly resident march 18 after serving 10 months of a three-year contract in decatur city. he was unavailable for comment friday.before coming to decatur, brigman was superintendent of coffee county schools in tennessee, and of macon county and catawba county, both in north carolina. if he laurens county hires him, it would be his fifth stop as a superintendent.most read storiesun






southampton names nicholas dyno permanent superintendent


advertisement | advertise on newsdaynicholas dyno, seen at the board meeting on friday, april 15, 2016, when he was named interim superintendent for the southampton school district, was permanently appointed to the position on tuesday, march 7, 2017. (credit: randee daddona) the southampton board of education has appointed its interim superintendent, nicholas dyno, to a permanent post as the school’s top administrator. dyno, 55, who has served as interim superintendent since april and was the former high school principal, was appointed by the southampton board of education at its meeting tuesday. dyno’s term runs until june 30, 2020, and his annual salary is...






smithtown highway superintendent seeks $40k salary increase


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysmithtown highway superintendent robert murphy is seen here on march 1, 2016. (credit: robert murphy) smithtown highway superintendent robert murphy has requested a $40,000 raise on his $110,000 salary, town documents show.his boss won’t go for it. “the request is a little bit over the top,” supervisor patrick vecchio said tuesday. “i have no intention of including that raise in the tentative budget.”the request appeared on a budget work sheet from the highway department that...






primary to narrow field for wisconsin schools superintendent


madison, wis. — the field of three candidates running for superintendent of wisconsin's public schools will be narrowed to two in tuesday's primary. here are some questions and answers about the race.there's a primary? yes, just over three months since the presidential election there's another election in wisconsin. the primary for state superintendent of schools is the only statewide race on the ballot tuesday. numerous local races and referendums are to be decided as well.who's running? incumbent superintendent tony evers is being challenged by john humphries, a former dodgeville school district administrator turned consultant, and lowell holtz, a former superintendent in whitnall and beloit and the 1999 elementary teacher of the year. racine high school math teacher rick melcher is runn






new hempstead school superintendent calls for orderly meeting


advertisement | advertise on newsdayshimon waronker, who started work as hempstead school superintendent on june 2, 2017, is seen in a classroom at p.s. 274 in the bronx on may 23, 2016. (credit: charles eckert) the new superintendent of hempstead schools, shimon waronker, was greeted by a small protest thursday night as he introduced himself to an audience of about 80 people at the district’s high school.seven people stood and turned their backs as waronker opened a school board “work study” meeting, saying how much he has enjoyed initial meetings with teacher union leaders and other staff.waronker,...






westbury schools superintendent resigns; among highest paid


advertisement | advertise on newsdaywestbury schools superintendent mary lagnado, seen at a public hearing in november 2012, has resigned with one more school year left on her five-year contract, board of education members confirmed on thursday, march 23, 2017. (credit: barry sloan) the westbury schools superintendent, one of the highest paid educators on long island, has resigned with one more school year left on her five-year contract, board of education members confirmed thursday morning. mary lagnado, who worked for the district since 1988 and served as superintendent since 2013, was forced from her position, said westbury board of education president robin bolling.“she...






westbury schools superintendent resigns; among highest paid


advertisement | advertise on newsdaywestbury schools superintendent mary lagnado, seen at a public hearing in november 2012, has resigned with one more school year left on her five-year contract, board of education members confirmed on thursday, march 23, 2017. (credit: barry sloan) the westbury schools superintendent, one of the highest paid educators on long island, has resigned with one more school year left on her five-year contract, board of education members confirmed thursday morning. mary lagnado, who had worked for the district since 1988 and served as superintendent since 2013, was forced from her position, said westbury board of education president robin bolling.“she...






lynwood unified chief new county superintendent of schools


the san diego county board of education announced wednesday night that it has hired paul gothold, superintendent of lynwood unified school district in los angeles, as the new county superintendent.gothold, described by the county office of education as a 25-year educator who has championed educational equality, will earn a base salary of $290,000, be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses up to $10,000 annually and will receive a one-time relocation fee of up to $15,000.he replaces edward velasquez, who has served as interim county superintendent since last august.velasquez was hired last summer after then-superintendent randy ward had been placed on administrative leave and eventually resigned two months later in september.ward was hired as the county superintendent in 2006 and earned an a






chicago police to deploy extra 1,300 cops for labor day weekend


chicago police superintendent eddie johnson was sitting up in his hospital bed, cracking jokes and checking his email a day after his kidney transplant wednesday. but johnson's recovery won't come soon enough to save his second-in-command, first deputy superintendent kevin navarro, from arguably... (kim janssen)






brentwood school superintendent to step down june 30


advertisement | advertise on newsdaybrentwood schools superintendent levi mcintyre speaks at a town of islip public hearing on april 26, 2017. (credit: newsday / thomas a. ferrara) brentwood schools superintendent levi mcintyre is stepping down as leader of long island’s largest school district, in the sprawling suffolk county community still reeling from recent gang violence, officials confirmed friday.mcintyre, 69, is expected to leave the post june 30, both school board president elizabeth mercado and assemb. phil ramos (d-brentwood) said.his leave-taking...






bellevue board picks veteran educator as next superintendent


the bellevue school board has chosen ivan duran, an educator and administrator who spent a good many years in colorado schools, to become its next superintendent. he’s known for school-performance turnarounds.a veteran educator and administrator who spent most of his career in colorado schools has been tapped to become bellevue’s next superintendent. ivan duran, who served as assistant superintendent for elementary education for denver public schools and led the successful turnaround of six low-performing schools, will take over in july.the bellevue school board voted unanimously monday to offer the top job to duran.“we had an impressive field of candidates, and among those, dr. duran became our clear choice,” said board president christine chew in a statement.most read storiesunlimited di






the latest: holtz says campaign has been tough on family


madison, wis. — the latest on state superintendent debate (all times local):7:45 p.m.state superintendent candidate lowell holtz says attacks made against him during the race have been "extremely tough" for his wife and children to take.holtz made the comment during a debate friday with incumbent superintendent tony evers. each candidate got a chance to ask a question to one another. holtz asked about the achievement gap and evers asked how his family has been doing during the campaign.holtz says "half truths" and "innuendos" have been "extremely tough" for his family. holtz says, "it's unfortunate that's what happens in politics today." he also says, "i've been doing this for 30 years. i've been a cop. i'm used to taking a hit or two. it's really tough on the kids."the election is tuesday






hopkins schools chief selected as edina's new superintendent


the edina school board named john schultz, current superintendent of the hopkins school district, as edina's new superintendent after hours of debate thursday.the board added schultz as a finalist just last week, and in the end he prevailed over eric schneider, the minnetonka school district's assistant superintendent for instruction.schultz "has led a district with tremendous financial and demographic challenges," said david goldstein, the edina board's treasurer.schultz will succeed ric dressen, who announced his departure in october after leading the edina district for 11 years."i'm thrilled that i get to be the edina superintendent," schultz said friday. "it's a bittersweet ending. hopkins has been a wonderful place for me. i have enjoyed it every day."schultz applied for the edina pos






evers, holtz advance in wisconsin state superintendent race


madison, wis. — two-term incumbent state superintendent tony evers will face former beloit superintendent lowell holtz in the april 4 election to be the state's top education official, after the two longtime educators advanced in tuesday's primary. former dodgeville administrator john humphries, who tried to cast himself as more conservative than evers but more bipartisan than holtz, was eliminated.the race to head the state department of public instruction is officially nonpartisan, but democrats and their allies back evers while holtz has the support of two dozen republican lawmakers and conservative groups. holtz, who branded himself as "kidservative," touted the fact that he was the only one of the three candidates who did not sign the petition to recall gop gov. scott walker from offi






cupertino schools boot lame-duck superintendent gudalewicz


sunnyvale — five weeks after the cupertino school board cut short the contract of superintendent wendy gudalewicz effective june 30, trustees on wednesday suddenly reached an agreement with her to leave immediately.at a hastily called special meeting wednesday afternoon, the board appointed chris jew and stacy mcafee as interim co-superintendents. jew is the district’s chief business officer and mcafee is associate superintendent of human resources. the board is about to launch a search for a new superintendent.board president anjali kauser did not return calls asking about the board’s turnabout on gudalewicz’s tenure. gudalewicz could not be reached for comment.district spokesman jeff bowman wrote in an email, “the board by a unanimous vote in closed session and the superintendent have jo






canoe in m1 fast lane stops traffic flow


image copyrighthighways agency/crown copyrightimage caption the canoe was found in the outside lane of the m1 part of the m1 was brought to a standstill as traffic officers removed a canoe from the fast lane.described as "unusual debris" by highways england, it was found on the southbound carriageway between junctions 30 and 29a in derbyshire.fortunately there were no accidents and it was moved by 09:00 gmt having been there for 30 minutes.it is thought to have fallen off a car roof and has since been reunited with its owner.sightings of the canoe provoked surprise on social media.anthony temperton tweeted: "anyone lost a canoe?! last seen overtaking everyone on m1 j30 this morning."image copyrighthighways agency/crown copyrightimage caption traffic backed up on the southbound carriageway