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March 04, 2014

Public Schools Find Hollywood Spotlight During Oscars

Director Steve McQueen wears wristband in support of public schools campaign while accepting Oscar for 12 Years a Slave.

December 27, 2013

Judge: Colorado District Broke State Campaign Laws With 'Hess Report'

The Douglas County district sought to influence its school board election when it commissioned and publicized a report about its "reform agenda" by the American Enterprise Institute, a judge finds.

December 16, 2013

Houston District Takes Steps Toward Banning 'Culturally Insensitive' Mascots

If given final approval by the district's school board, four high schools would have to adopt new mascots for their athletics teams.

July 12, 2013

N.C. School Boards Resist Declaring Party Affiliation

Candidates for local school boards in two North Carolina districts may soon have to announce their party affiliation.

April 25, 2013

N.Y. Mayor Makes Another Big Donation to L.A. Board Race

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has donated $350,000 to a group that's supporting a candidate for Los Angeles' school board in a runoff election.

March 22, 2013

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Strengthen School Board Authority

A new bill focused on asserting the autonomy of local school boards was introduced in the House of Representatives.

March 21, 2013

Georgia Supreme Court Will Review Governor's Suspension of School Board Members

The Georgia Supreme Court will determine the constitutionality of a Georgia law that allowed governor Nathan Deal to suspend six of the school board's nine members.

March 19, 2013

Prince George's County, Md., Executive Wants Control of School System

Maryland's second largest school system needs a dramatic governance change to improve student achievement, county executive argues.

March 07, 2013

Rhee Candidate Crushed in W. Sacramento School Board Race

Michelle Rhee and other education activists continue to test their influence in local school board races.

March 06, 2013

Pasadena School Board Changes Little Under New System

Only one newcomerelected to the Los Angeles-area school board under a new system designed to bring more diversity to the panel.

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