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BREAKING NEWS: Castillo To Resign
Oregon's superintendent of public instruction, Susan Castillo, says she is resigning to take a job July 1 with a nonprofit organization.
She is the last person to hold the job as an elected statewide official. That's a result of changes pushed by Gov. John Kitzhaber and approved this year by the Legislature to consolidate authority over education under a board named by the governor.
Castillo, a Democrat, is a former legislator and television journalist who was elected three times to the job.
She released a statement Monday that said she will become regional vice president of an organization called Project Lead The Way, which is involved in science and technical education.
Her statement said she supported Kitzhaber's education initiatives.