Beloit’s former school district administrator is running for state superintendent. Dr. Lowell Holtz announced his candidacy Tuesday morning in Beloit. The 35-year education veteran is preaching the need for communities to take back control of their schools. Holtz cites a low graduation rate, for African-Americans, as a top concern. He says we can no longer turn our back on the thousands of children in Wisconsin who are victims of failing schools and doomed to a life of poverty and worse. He says he has a proven record as an education reformer in both rural and urban school districts.