Following is the news release on the three finalists chosen by the Little Rock School Board last night to interview for the superintendent’s job.

They are the Springfield, Ill., superintendent Walter Milton; Irving Hamer, deputy superintendent in Memphis, and June Rimmer of Seattle, director of a program targeting minority and poor children.


RELATED: You’ll find abundant “school reform” credits on at least two of the finalists’ resumes. Which is a good time for Joe Nocera’s penetrating column on what school reformers (and teachers, principals, administrators) can and cannot accomplish in world where every child is not created equal, particularly in poverty-heavy, dangerous urban areas.