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Durham schools chief withdraws from Maryland search

Posted April 4, 2013
Updated May 10, 2013

— Superintendent Eric Becoats will remain in charge of Durham Public Schools after pulling out of the search for a new superintendent of a suburban Washington, D.C., school district.

Becoats was one of three finalists to lead Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland. He notified that district's search firm Thursday that he was no longer a candidate for the job.

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  • ncsislamesauce Apr 5, 1:12 p.m.

    Come on WRAL. Where is the actual investigative news that should be done as to why he withdrew his name from the pool?

    I'm betting that is well worth reporting!

  • DurhamDevil Apr 5, 11:36 a.m.

    usually when one pulls name out of search, someone else is really the top choice. That is how coaches save face.

    ...or there was something that was dug-up in the vetting process that Beacoats did not want to have to answer to.

    Its too bad because DPS needs to change the direction it is heading.

  • NCSU84 Apr 5, 11:17 a.m.

    usually when one pulls name out of search, someone else is really the top choice. That is how coaches save face.

  • lkahn1 Apr 5, 9:28 a.m.

    Only Durham wants a failed Superintendant????

  • CLM Apr 5, 8:49 a.m.

    Not good for Durham.

  • yankee1 Apr 4, 6:59 p.m.

    Now you have to know there is more to this story!