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Second contender drops out of Ohio schools race

COLUMBUS, OH (AP) -

A second candidate has stepped aside for the job of state superintendent, leaving just one candidate.

In a letter released Sunday, Reynoldsburg Superintendent Steve Dackin told state Board of Education president Debe Terhar that he was pulling his name for the job overseeing public instruction in the state after concern was raised about him possibly leaving his current post.

The move leaves Robert E. Schiller, a Florida-based education consultant and former Illinois state superintendent, as the only person scheduled for final interviews Monday morning.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's chief education adviser pulled his name earlier after learning of ethics restrictions.

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