Published Online: September 17, 2013
Published in Print: September 18, 2013, as Transitions

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Sheila M. Harrity, the principal of Worcester Technical High School in Massachusetts, has been named the 2014 MetLife/NASSP National High School Principal of the Year. Ms. Harrity was selected for her work to implement small learning communities, change the school’s culture, and focus on preparing the school’s 1,400 students for colleges and careers, since becoming principal in 2006.

Jeff Raikes, the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation since May 2008, has announced that he will step down from the post. He will remain in the position until a successor is named.

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