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Atkinson in running in Atlanta


LORAIN — Atlanta is the latest city on Lorain City Schools Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson’s job wish list.

Atkinson is one of three finalists for the Atlanta Public Schools superintendent job, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported today Tuesday. Atkinson was one of three candidates passed over for Cleveland Schools CEO after the district hired its chief academic officer last Tuesday.

Atkinson didn’t return calls for comment tonight Tuesday night but in an interview last week, wouldn’t rule out that she had applied for other positions.

“I’ve been very honest (with the board of education) about anything that’s coming available for me and will continue to do that,” said Atkinson, Lorain superintendent since 2007. “When it’s time for me to leave, the door will open, and it will be the right fit.”

See Wednesday’s Chronicle-Telegram for additional details.

Contact Evan Goodenow at 329-7129 or

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