- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Board of Education is interviewing six finalists in the search for a new state school superintendent.

The board scheduled a day of interviews Thursday for the candidates, who are seeking to replace retired state school superintendent Tommy Bice.

Board members will select a new superintendent during a meeting on Aug. 11.

The state superintendent oversees an agency with nearly 900 employees. The finalists include: Stanford University research fellow Williamson Evers; Madison school superintendent Dee Fowler; Jefferson County superintendent Craig Pouncey; Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education Secretary Jenna Ross; education consultant Michael Sentence; and Florence city school superintendent Janet Womack.

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