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Prince George’s Names 3 Finalists To Lead Schools

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — The Prince George’s County school board has selected leaders from Durham, N.C., Chicago and the county’s interim superintendent as finalists to lead one of the Washington area’s largest school systems.

The Washington Post reports school officials named the three finalists late Tuesday from a field of 10 candidates.

Interim Superintendent Alvin Crawley is among the finalists. He previously spent most of his 32-year career in Arlington County, Va.

The board is also considering Eric Becoats, the schools superintendent in Durham since 2010. He worked previously for Baltimore City schools before spending much of his career in North Carolina.

The third finalist is Harrison Peters, a chief of schools who oversees 37 public schools in Chicago.

The board is expected to hire a superintendent by July 1.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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