Education Week - January 22, 2014 - (Page 28)

RECRUITMENT MARKETPLACE TO ADVERTISE (888) 329-2373 SUPERINTENDENT KALAMAZOO PUBLIC SCHOOLS Kalamazoo Public Schools, serving 13,000 students, the largest school district in southwest Michigan and the second largest on the west side of the state, seeks an individual with visionary leadership and strong administrative skills for the following position: Southeastern Cities of the Salt Lake Valley Superintendent Application: Deadline: March 3, 2014 5:00 P.M. Competitive Salary and Benefits Contact: Rickie McCandless 801-826-5121 Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning Services. Under the direction of the superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning Services is responsible for all aspects of curriculum and instruction with the goal of improving student achievement. The salary for this position will be in the range of $120,000-$135,000 plus an excellent comprehensive benefits package. The final salary for the successful candidate will be negotiated and determined based upon proven experience, qualifications and meeting the established criteria. Interested candidates may apply online at www.rayassoc. com Ray and Associates, Inc. Ph: 319/393-3115 E-mail: Application Deadline: Apply Immediately, Open Until Filled Please do not contact the District directly. / FRONTIER CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Erie County, New York One of western New York's largest school districts is seeking an outstanding educator to lead its 5,000 student school system. Superintendent of Schools Alachua County Public Schools, Florida The School Board of Alachua County is seeking a talented, experienced and dynamic leader to serve as Superintendent of Schools. The district serves about 27,000 students in 44 schools and centers and is recognized statewide for its many innovative and high quality educational programs and services. It also enjoys outstanding community support. A candidate must have a minimum of ten years successful administrative experience, including school-based experience. Administrative experience must be in a district of 15,000 students or more. A master's degree is required, with a doctorate strongly preferred. The salary range is $140,000 to $170,000 annually with a negotiable benefits package and a three-year minimum contract. Interested candidates should submit a resume reflecting their personal and professional qualifications, significant professional accomplishments and references by February 28, 2014 to: Brian Moore, Staff Attorney, Alachua County Public Schools, 620 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601, or electronically to: Questions regarding this position should be directed to Wayne Blanton, Florida School Boards Association, at (850) 414-2578 or All applications for this position are subject to the Florida Public Records Act and 'Government in the Sunshine' provisions of Florida law and therefore cannot be held in confidence. A brochure regarding this position is available under Superintendent Search at Ads to be placed: January 8 January 15 January 22 The School Board of Alachua County is an equal opportunity employer. Positions Available Union Academy Charter School seeks Spanish teacher to teach in Monroe, NC. Must have Bachelor's or foreign equivalent in Education, Spanish or related field. Must have or be qualified to hold NC teacher license in Spanish and must be bilingual Spanish/English. Mail resume & cover letter to Union Academy; Attn: Lynn Kroeger, 675 North M L King Jr Blvd; Monroe, NC 28110. SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS ROCKWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT West St. Louis County, Missouri The Board of Education of Rockwood School District seeks a new superintendent to lead this premiere school district. The District is the third largest in Missouri, covers 150 square miles and has thirty-three schools. served by an exceptional The 22,300 students are staff and a Board of Education committed to high levels of student achievement. Rockwood School District has a Standard and Poor's AAA bond rating and has received the Meritorious Budget Award for thirteen years. The position begins on July 1, 2014. To learn more or to apply on line, visit: 2145 Tanglewood Court Highland Park, IL 60035 Phone: 847.220.1585 · Fax: 847.579.1586 SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS The successful candidate will be: * A collaborative leader, with excellent interpersonal skills and political acumen, who possesses a clear understanding of school finance, and who will work to ensure the availability of increasingly-scarce resources for the maximum benefit of all students in the District. * An energetic leader who has experience as a teacher, building administrator and central office administrator (preferred) who will be visible in the schools and at school events and who has a record of building positive relationships with all constituents and will then use those relationships to facilitate the development of a long-range plan which will help to establish focus and priorities for the work of all staff. * A competent and well-respected educator with integrity who demonstrates superior communication skills (listening, speaking, writing, using electronic media) with all constituencies and then uses those skills to provide clear direction to and support for staff, holding people accountable for their performance. * A respected instructional leader, willing to make a long-term commitment to the District, who is knowledgeable about and has experience in providing instructional and curriculum leadership focusing the system on the instructional programs, student learning and the improvement of student achievement in a relatively high-achieving system. * A strong leader who is willing to take responsibility for decisions and the direction of the District, in conjunction with the Board of Education, while also providing leadership for the important Board/Superintendent relationship in order to develop a long-lasting, positive and respectful working relationship with the Board focused on students and student learning. Salary and benefits will be regionally competitive. Requires NYS certification as School District Leader (SDL) or School District Administrator (SDA). Interested persons should go to, click on "Current Vacancies" and follow the application link. A current resume and a cover letter should be uploaded with the application file. The application deadline is February 14, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to go to for information about the District. EOE: Minority candidates are encouraged to apply JOHNSTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT Johnston Community School District, one of the fastestgrowing school districts in Iowa, is seeking an individual with visionary leadership and strong administrative skills to lead a district of 6,700 students. The salary will be in the range of $225,000, plus an excellent comprehensive benefits package. The final salary for the successful candidate will be negotiated and determined based upon proven experience, qualifications and meeting Board criteria. Interested candidates may apply online at www.rayassoc. com Ray and Associates, Inc. Ph: 319/393-3115 E-mail: Application Deadline: February 18th, 2014 Please do not contact the Board or District directly. 28 | EDUCATION WEEK | January 22, 2014 | POSNER-MILLER ADVERTISING

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Education Week - January 22, 2014

Education Week - January 22, 2014
50 Years Later, Verdicts Are Mixed On the Nation’s War on Poverty
A K-12 Titan in Congress to Move On
Fla. Pushes Longer Day With More Reading In Struggling Schools
Personal Danger of Data Breaches Prompts Action
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Funds to End For Little Rock Desegregation
Union, District Clash in Pittsburgh Over Teacher Evaluation
Revised GED Ushers in New Era With More Testing Competition
In Five States, Districts Bail Out on Race to the Top Grants
K-12 Publishing, Ed-Tech Markets Experiencing Rising Revenues
Blogs of the Week
Still Segregated After 50 Years: A Visit To Cincinnati’s West End
Among States, Spending Gaps Have Widened
Spending Plan Aims to Relieve Some K-12 ‘Sequester’ Pain
Calif. Transgender Law Takes Effect In Schools, Amid Efforts to Repeal It
State of the States
Wash. Governor Pledges School Aid Boost
BRUCE FULLER: Is Small Beautiful? New York’s tiny high schools lift kids, harden segregation
RUFINA HERNÁNDEZ: A Common Cause for the Common Core
JEFFREY D. WILHELM & MICHAEL W. SMITH: Don’t Underestimate the Power of Pleasure Reading
TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace
XU ZHAO, HELEN HASTE, & ROBERT L. SELMAN: Questionable Lessons From China’s Recent History of Education Reform

Education Week - January 22, 2014