Education News in Brief


October 21, 2014 1 min read
Brad Smith

Brad Smith, the superintendent of the Ogden district in Utah, has been named the state’s new schools chief.

A lawyer, Mr. Smith has been Ogden’s superintendent for three years, and before that, was a member of the district’s school board.

Joe Willhoft

Joe Willhoft, the executive director of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium for the past five years, will retire Dec. 31.

He will continue with the consortium as a senior technical and strategic adviser and as a member of its technical advisory committee. Tony Alpert, SBAC’s chief operating officer, will replace him.

A version of this article appeared in the October 22, 2014 edition of Education Week as Transitions