Louisiana now has a new municipality, St. George, which voted to incorporate after several unsuccesful attempts to create a school system independent of the 41,000-student East Baton Rouge system.
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As students choose to miss school to take part in large protests around issues such as gun violence and climate change, it poses challenges for how districts should handle youth activism.
August 29, 2018
Oklahoma City school administrator Sherrie Conley defeated an incumbent state legislator to join other school leaders who will appear on the ballot in the November general election.
July 17, 2017
The associations representing the nation's primary and secondary school principals call the possible elimination of $2 billion in federal funds that support teachers and school leaders "unconscionable."
March 27, 2017
If a Georgia bill becomes law, the state board of education will hire a new "chief turnaround officer," who will work with schools whose achievement ranks them in the state's bottom 5 percent.
March 16, 2017
The Council of the Great City Schools and the National Association of Secondary School Principals say the spending blueprint will hamstring efforts to educate public school students.
March 08, 2017
Los Angeles school board president Steve Zimmer will face a run-off election against challenger Nick Melvion in one of two runoffs for two seats on the Los Angeles School Board.
February 14, 2017
Richard Barrera, president of the San Diego Unified School Board, said it was the wrong time to invite Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to visit the school district.
January 18, 2017
Buffalo school board member Carl Paladino has been under fire since late December for derogatory comments he made about President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. He has refused to resign despite mounting pressure for his ouster.
January 14, 2017
The Council of the Great City Schools is asking New York state officials to remove Carl Paladino from the Buffalo school board over derogatory comments he made about the Obamas. "I don't care what they think," Paladino said in response.