New Ohio Schools Superintendent Selected
The Ohio Board of Education has named a former adviser to Republican and Democratic governors as the new state schools superintendent. Paolo DeMaria replaces Richard Ross, who retired December 31. Ross' final year was marked by increasing tensions with the board over a scandal in the state's charter-school oversight office and a takeover of the Youngstown schools. DeMaria says one of his first goals is to strengthen the role of teachers.
DeMaria starts work this summer.