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Albuquerque Chief Resigns for Undisclosed Reasons

By Lesli A. Maxwell — August 26, 2014 1 min read
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Winston Brooks, the superintendent of the Albuquerque, N.M., school system since 2008, has stepped down as the district’s chief, but the reasons behind his resignation remain under wraps.

The city’s school board announced Mr. Brooks’ resignation this month. He got a $350,000 buyout and a settlement agreement guaranteeing that the findings of an ongoing investigation into a “serious personnel issue” involving the superintendent will not be made public.

The superintendent was controversial at times. Last fall, the school board suspended Mr. Brooks for three days after he tweeted insults about New Mexico’s education-secretary-designate, Hanna Skandera, with whom he often disagreed on education policy. He apologized and suspended his Twitter account after the incident.

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A version of this article appeared in the August 27, 2014 edition of Education Week as Albuquerque Chief Resigns for Undisclosed Reasons

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