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Lorain Schools superintendent passed over for Cleveland job

The Cleveland school board made a surprising move Tuesday morning by not naming any of the three outside finalists for the jobs of superintendent/chief executive office and instead appointing from within its ranks.

The board unanimously voted to make its chief academic officer, Eric Gordon, its new chief executive officer.

Gordon was chose over three finalists that included Lorain Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson.

An 11 a.m. press conference is scheduled to offer more details on the announcement.

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