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Former early education commissioner cleared of illegal activity

A report by the Executive Office of Education released Thursday cleared former Department of Early Education and Care Commissioner Sherri Killins of any illegal activity, but found that she did violate department procedures. Killins stepped down from her position earlier this week amid questions over her enrollment in a program in Ware that trains school superintendents. According to a letter from Secretary of Education Matthew Malone. Killins submitted travel voucher reimbursement and travel authorization forms without required signatures. “She did not commit serious wrongdoing, though it appears that some administrative procedures were not followed,” Malone wrote.

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