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Top Hillsborough Administrator To Lead Providence School District

Hillsborough County School District assistant superintendent Harrison Peters will lead the Providence, R.I., school district. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

A top administrator for Hillsborough County’s school district has been selected to lead Providence, Rhode Island's troubled public school system.

A spokeswoman for the state Department of Education on Saturday confirmed that Harrison Peters will be introduced as Providence's new superintendent at an event Monday.

Peters is currently an assistant superintendent at the Hillsborough County Public Schools.

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy in a scathing 93-page report released in June called the Providence school system among the nation's worst. The report prompted the state to take over the system and launch a turnaround effort.

Peters’ hiring comes nearly a week after Addison Davis was named to succeed Jeff Eakins as Hillsborough County school superintendent.