Researchers from the University of Illinois found that parents felt excluded from the process, are distrustful of the school system, and want a voice in closure decisions.
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June 18, 2014
June 17, 2014
Among its first acts in charge of the new Normandy Schools Collaborative, the state board of education cut the amount Normandy will pay for transfer students, and restricted the number of students who will be able to transfer in the future
June 03, 2014
The State Board of Education is to consider resolutions that would allow Newark's school board to vote on issues on financial management and the Paterson School board to vote on operations.
April 22, 2014
A new guide encourages personal plans that leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.
March 04, 2014
Director Steve McQueen wears wristband in support of public schools campaign while accepting Oscar for 12 Years a Slave.
December 27, 2013
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
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
Candidates for local school boards in two North Carolina districts may soon have to announce their party affiliation.
April 25, 2013
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
A new bill focused on asserting the autonomy of local school boards was introduced in the House of Representatives.