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In a surprise move, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr said he’s stepping down Feb. 16, after it became clear the school board wouldn’t renew his contract, which expires in June. The leadership shake-up at one of the nation’s top school systems triggered discussion about the pressures on superintendents, calls for greater transparency, and concerns about the direction of large public school systems. We explore the implications for schools around the region.
- Daniel Domenech Executive Director, American Association of School Administrators (AASA); Former Superintendent, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)
- Michael Petrilli Author, "Diverse Schools Dilemma: A Parent's Guide to Socioeconomically Mixed Public Schools;" Vice President for National Programs and Policy, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
- Frances Frost President, Montgomery County Council of PTAs
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