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November 10, 2015

Chicago Teachers Union Says Members Are Willing to Strike

Ninety-seven percent of union members who participated in a "practice" strike vote last week supported a walkout if necessary, the union says.

November 03, 2015

Conservative School Board Members in Jefferson Co., Colo., Ousted in Recall Vote

The three conservative school board members lost their seats in a hotly-contested recall election in the Denver suburb of Jefferson County, Colo.

October 28, 2015

Is a Local School Board in Philadelphia's Future?

Mayor Michael Nutter calls for dissolving the School Reform Commission and creating a local board of education to be appointed by the city officials.

October 15, 2015

Ex-Chicago Schools CEO's Work in Detroit Faces Scrutiny

Barbara-Byrd Bennett pleaded guilty to defrauding the Chicago schools. Now, a contract she awarded during her time in the Detroit schools is getting another look.

October 08, 2015

Former Chicago Schools CEO Indicted in Alleged Bribery, Kickback Scheme

The 23-count indictment from the U.S. Department of Justice alleges that Barbara Byrd-Bennett steered the more than $20 million in contracts to her former employers.

October 06, 2015

Florida Bill Would Give More Autonomy to Principals Who Run Struggling Schools

Under a new proposal, highly rated Florida principals who are selected to run low-performing schools will get expanded autonomy.

September 29, 2015

Three Urban Districts Lauded for Strong Governance, Strategic Vision

The school boards in Cleveland, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Lincoln, Neb., were awarded the 2015 Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence.

August 24, 2015

Ousted Albuquerque Schools Administrator Faces Child Sex Charges

Former deputy superintendent Jason Martinez left his job last week after news broke that he hadn't completed a required background check.

August 18, 2015

Pennsylvania Amends Financial Recovery Plan for Chester Upland District

The Wolf administration says that without drastic steps the district, which has a growing annual deficit, will not open its schools this year.

August 14, 2015

Black Student's Push to Rid Her School of Confederate Ties Draws Backlash

Student activist presents petition to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio, Texas.

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