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March 17, 2017

New Schools Chief for New Orleans' Recovery School District

Patrick Dobard, who led the Recovery School District for the last five years, will become the CEO of New Schools for New Orleans. The Recovery School District, which took over most of the city's schools after Hurricane Katrina, is scheduled to become part of the Orleans Parish School Board next year.

March 17, 2017

Immigration Enforcement Will Happen 'Over My Dead Body,' Superintendent Says

A former undocumented immigrant himself, Miami-Dade schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho throws down the gauntlet on immigration enforcement.

March 13, 2017

Betsy DeVos to Urban District Leaders: 'I Support Great Public Schools'

In her first outing before the Council of the Great City Schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she was agnostic about the type of schools as long as the needs of parents and children are met.

March 13, 2017

Betsy DeVos and Boys of Color on Agenda at Urban School Leaders' Conference

Urban superintendents and school board members dove into sessions on state and federal education policy, school governance, English-language learners, and initiatives supporting males of color at the Council of the Great City Schools conference.

March 09, 2017

Betsy DeVos to Speak at Urban School Leaders' Legislative Conference

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is expected to address superintendents and school board members from the country's largest school districts in Washington, D.C., on Monday at the annual legislative conference of the Council of the Great City Schools.

March 08, 2017

Expensive Los Angeles School Board Election Sends Two Seats to Runoff

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 22, 2017

What Happens When Superintendents Sue Their School Boards? Usually Splitsville.

As the relationship breaks down, it's relatively common for superintendents to resign or retire. What's more uncommon though: sitting superintendents suing the school board members or vice versa. It never ends well.

February 16, 2017

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking Elected Chicago School Board

Under a 1995 law, the seven members of the Chicago school board are appointed by the city's mayor. Chicago is the only district in Illinois that does not have an elected school board.

February 14, 2017

San Diego School Board Pulls Resolution to Invite Ed. Secretary DeVos to Visit

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 26, 2017

After Trump Immigration Order, Schools Draw Line in the Sand on Student Rights

"We understand that significant federal dollars could be at risk because of our support for every student and every family," Los Angeles Unified school board president Steve Zimmer said.

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