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Gov. Robert D. Orr of Indiana has named H. Dean Evans, a senior program officer and director of elementary and secondary education at the Lilly Endowment Inc. in Indianapolis since 1976, as the state's new superintendent of public instruction.

Mr. Evans replaces Harold H. Negley, who resigned in April after being charged with using state education department employees to work on his re-election campaign. Mr. Negley was subsequently indicted by a Marion County grand jury and awaits sentencing. (See Education Week, May 1 and 8, 1985.)

Governor Orr, in announcing the selection of Mr. Evans, said he "best represents a blend of those qualities essential to leading the march toward educational excellence." Mr. Evans will take office July 1.


John T. Casteen 3rd is soon to leave his position as Virginia's secretary of education to become the president of the University of Connecticut.

Mr. Casteen, who has held the state's top schools post since 1982, will be replaced by Donald Finley, the current deputy secretary of finance.

In addition to serving as president of the university, Mr. Casteen will teach in its department of English.


The museum-education division of the National Art Education Association has presented the first National Museum Educator of the Year Award to Kathleen A. Walsh, the Art Institute of Chicago's assistant director of museum education.

Ms. Walsh was one of eight regional award winners to be considered for the national honor, which recognizes outstanding achievement and service in the field of museum art education.

Association officials said Ms. Walsh was honored for her work in developing training programs for secondary-school teachers on how to use museum facilities as an extension of the classroom.


A 17-year-old student from Pearl River, N.Y., graduated twice this month--once from high school and a second time from college.

Catherine Costello started tak-ing college-level courses when she was 14 and has studied full-time in both high school and college since then.

According to a spokesman for St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, N.Y., Ms. Costello enrolled there as a psychology major after completing her associate's degree last June. She was also a student at the Academy of Holy Angels Roman Catholic High School in Demarest, N.J.

Ms. Costello has applied to Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx and plans to begin medical school there this fall.


The students, teachers, and parents at the Silver Bluff Elementary School in Miami, Fla., like their3principal, Margarita Alemany, so much that they dedicated the last week of school to her, treating her to daily celebrations that included a limousine ride, flowers, songs, and tributes.

On Monday, June 10, a chauffeur showed up at Ms. Alemany's front door and drove the surprised principal to work in style. When she ar-rived at the school, she found teach-ers, students, and parents gathered on the front lawn to greet her, with a "red carpet" made of paper rolled out for her to walk on as they showered her with white carnations.

"I cried," said Ms. Alemany, who has headed the southwest Miami school for seven years. "But I managed to get hold of myself," she said, and thanked the group "with whatever words came out at the time."

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