New Maryland state school superintendent chosen

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New Maryland state school superintendent chosen

Karen B. Salmon, who spent more than 30 years as an Eastern Shore educator, was named Maryland state superintendent of schools, state education officials announced Tuesday. Salmon, who served as an interim deputy superintendent in the state department of education since last fall, will begin working...

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