Education News in Brief


September 19, 2017 1 min read
Vicki Phillips

Vicki Phillips, a former director of education at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a former superintendent of the Portland, Ore., school district, will serve as CEO in residence of Educurious, effective Oct. 2. The nonprofit, aimed at preparing students for college and careers, was founded with support from the Gates Foundation under Phillips’ leadership during her tenure there.

Pat Skorkowsky

Pat Skorkowsky, the superintendent of the Clark County, Nev., school district, which includes Las Vegas, has announced that he will retire as soon as his contract expires next June. Skorkowsky has worked for the 311,000-student district for 25 years, including a short stint as the interim superintendent before taking the reins on a permanent basis in 2013.

A version of this article appeared in the September 20, 2017 edition of Education Week as Transitions