school boards

Where to Go Next for New Orleans Schools? Voters Don't Know

Eight years into a nationally unprecedented experiment in school reform, a sample of New Orleans voters doesn't know where to go next - and low confidence in the Orleans Parish School Board may be at the root of it.

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Howard County (Md.) Schools Look at Technology, Social Media Use

The Board of Education is considering three separate policies geared toward improving the use and security of technology in Howard County (Md.) schools: Ensuring the proper security of all technology within the school system, defining the acceptable use of technology with the school system, and determining the proper use of social media among students and teachers.

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Chicago Schools Chief Lashes Back at Critics Who Call Closings Racist

Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on Wednesday fired back at critics who have called the district's plan to close more than 50 schools racist because most are in predominantly African-American neighborhoods.

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Va. Assembly OKs Special District for Failing Schools

Both houses of the General Assembly this afternoon passed bills to create a special school district designed to take over and fix failing schools.

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Austin ISD Board Approves Single-Gender Schools in Late Night Vote

Single-gender campuses will soon become a reality in Austin schools.

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Fla. School Board Revising Its Policies

Although the revision process takes place each year, this is the first time the board has rewritten its policies all at one time.

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N.J. District Considers Mandatory School Uniform Policy

School hallways may become a sea of red, black and white with the district's proposed uniform policy.

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Elected School Chiefs Mean Limited Choices in Miss.

Moving to a system of appointed superintendents in all school districts in the state has been advocated by groups like the Mississippi Economic Council for decades.

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Mississippi School Discipline Too Harsh on Students: Report

Civil rights advocates say harsh disciplinary practices at many Mississippi schools lead to children being expelled and even incarcerated for minor infractions, policies that disproportionally affect minorities.

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Under-Enrolled Sacramento District May Close Multiple City Schools

Trustees in the Sacramento City Unified School District will begin discussions this week on closing what one official said is a "significant" number of under-enrolled schools, nearly a year after the school board wrangled over closing three elementary campuses and ultimately voted to close just one.

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