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Duquesne School officials say new information not available

| Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

Despite recent controversy surrounding the fate of the Duquesne City School District, officials had no new information for a small group of staff and residents at their meeting on Tuesday evening.

"What you know is what we know," said Juan Baughn, head of the state-appointed board of control that began managing the district in 2000. "There is nothing we can add. When there is something to add, the (state) department is going to have to come down and do it."

Board of control member Stanley Denton resigned from the position he's held for more than five years. He said the decision was not related to the district's recent troubles.

"It's time to let new blood come in," he said, adding he needs to spend more time with his students. Denton is an education professor at Point Park University.

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