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Interim Nevada Superintendent Gets Job On Permanent Basis

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The interim state superintendent of Nevada schools is taking the job on a permanent basis.

Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Tuesday that Steve Canavero was selected for the job, after interviews with three people the state education board had passed along.

Canavero worked as a teacher and a principal before becoming the first director of Nevada's State Public Charter School Authority. He later became a deputy state superintendent, and took over as chief of the department over the summer when then-superintendent Dale Erquiaga took a job in the governor's office. He lives in Reno with his wife and two daughters.