Q&A on the News

A: The Baltimore Ravens, among other teams, elect weekly captains, meaning no player wears the patch that designates seasonlong team captains, according to The Washington Post and the Dallas Morning News. This past season, eight teams went to weekly captains: Atlanta, Baltimore, Green Bay, Jacksonville, the New York Jets, Oakland, Philadelphia and St. Louis, according to the Dallas paper.

Q: With the DeKalb school superintendent’s pay raise in the news, what exactly does a superintendent do that commands such a high salary? —Anthony Lewis, Atlanta

A: Crawford Lewis’ contract states that the superintendent shall have charge of the administration of the school district under the direction of the DeKalb County School Board. He is responsible for directing teachers and other employees; organizing the administrative and supervisory staff; and selecting and assigning all personnel, all subject to board approval. He can suggest policies, rules and procedures and is responsible for enforcing the policies, rules and regulations of the state Board of Education, the state school superintendent and the board. He also should study criticisms, complaints and suggestions called to the board’s attention, the contract says.

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