Board of Education

6/11/2012

6/11/2012

Public school districts will be encouraged in the upcoming months to consolidate or share administrative services in order to free up more money for the classroom, Gov. Mary Fallin said Friday. Oklahoma has 522 school districts, and that’s too many, Fallin told newspaper publishers and editors attending the Oklahoma Press Association’s annual convention.

6/8/2012

6/8/2012

The Freeport Area School Board will consider final adoption of a nearly $25 million spending plan that calls for a 2 percent property tax increase.

6/7/2012

6/7/2012

Parents and community members are urging greater accountability from the Des Moines school board, with some demanding an investigation into the influence former superintendent Nancy Sebring asserted over elected officials.

6/6/2012

6/6/2012

Oregon's state schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced Monday that she'll be quitting at the end of the month to take a job at a national education nonprofit. Castillo's departure --2 1/2 years before her term ends -- eliminates a state elected office and gives Gov. John Kitzhaber unprecedented control over education in Oregon.

6/4/2012

6/4/2012

These folks have been running for places on the 15-member Texas State Board of Education, which sets parameters for what public schoolchildren are supposed to learn, highly influencing the content of textbooks purchased all over the state and beyond.

6/1/2012

6/1/2012

A 19-year-old student with Down syndrome may be able to play football and basketball during his senior year after schools voted in favor of lifting the age limit for sports eligibility under certain circumstances, the Michigan High School Athletic Association announced Thursday.

5/29/2012

5/29/2012

Saying his first mission will be to counter “perceived deafness and distrust” of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools leadership, incoming Superintendent Heath Morrison Friday rolled out an entry plan that includes town hall meetings and school visits, along with a push to get digital technology into schools.

5/23/2012

5/23/2012

Being a product of the public school system in Northern Ohio, my education came from a system that had less than 30,000 students and only one high school. It was governed by a Board of Education elected by the residents of our city and administrated by a superintendent hired by the board, all of whom were important parts of the community in which the students lived.

5/21/2012

5/21/2012

The mountains of snow and the icy roads never arrived last winter, depriving schoolchildren of the precious surprise of a snow day. But the payoff is about to come, a few months later, to thousands of New York City students.

5/21/2012

Students, parents, residents and employees of the Oswego School District had the opportunity to weigh in on a few aspects of the superintendent search.

5/21/2012

For years, Banks High School in Oregon has had its own local twist on the national anthem, signing off with “Land of the free -- and home of the Braves!” That’s been a ra-ra reference to the yellow-and-black warrior with feathers and a mohawk that has always been the school’s mascot.

5/16/2012

5/16/2012

The Iowa City school board has set aside plans to redraw some school boundaries, a process that had been debated the past couple of months.

5/16/2012

Lawyers for the state Department of Education began their defense in a federal special-education lawsuit brought by the Chester Upland (Penn.) School District, saying that no law had been violated and that the district had done too little to solve its own problems.

5/15/2012

5/15/2012

If the School Reform Commission and Chief Recovery Officer Thomas Knudsen have their way, we may witness the end of public education in Philadelphia.

5/15/2012

This release will give quicker access to meeting agendas and a cleaner, more modern interface that will allow users to simply swipe a finger to move from one agenda item to the next.

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