In the District, Mayor-elect Vincent Gray has named two more members to his education team, but he will hold off on naming a schools chancellor.
DeShawn Wright will be the deputy mayor for education, while Hosanna Mahaley will be the state superintendent of education under Gray. As for the top job, chancellor, Gray cited the 2007 law that created the position in saying he isn't ready to make a decision.
"The mayor shall establish a review panel of teachers, including representatives from the Washington Teachers' Union, parents and students to aid the mayor in the selection of a chancellor. And the mayor shall consider the recommendations of the panel in selecting a chancellor. And I intend to follow that mandated process," he says.
Gray says he will not name a permanent chancellor by the time he takes office. As for the interim chancellor, Kaya Henderson, Gray commended the job she's done, heightening the speculation she will get the full-time job.
Gray also named heads to the city Department of Employment Services, Office of Human Rights and Office on Aging on Wednesday.
After several years of declining shrimp stocks, regulators have imposed a moratorium on shrimping in New England waters. The closure could hurt commercial fisherman and future demand for the Gulf of Maine shrimp, but scientists say the move may be the only way to prevent the population from collapsing.
To an African-American coming of age in the late 1970s, there seemed two certainties: Nelson Mandela would die in prison in apartheid South Africa and no black person would become U.S. president in his lifetime. So much for youthful predictions.
The high-tech system can essentially override human error and slow a train that is going too fast. Congress mandated that all trains have it by 2015, but only a few passenger and freight railroads will be ready by then. And after a deadly train crash in New York, few in Congress may be willing to vote for a delay.
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