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November 11, 2015

No Classes Next Year on Muslim Holiday in Maryland's Largest School District

The Montgomery County, Md., school board voted 6-2 not to hold classes on Sept. 12 next year, when the Muslim holiday of Eid-al Adha is expected to be celebrated.

November 10, 2015

Minneapolis District Names Six Candidates for the Superintendent's Job

The short list includes the interim superintendent Michael Goar, as well as candidates from Milwaukee, Massachusetts, Houston, and Minnesota.

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.

November 02, 2015

School Board Recall Vote in Jefferson County, Colo., Targets Conservatives

There have been allegations of death threats, and spending is expected to top $1 million in a contentious recall election in Jefferson County, Colo., according to media reports.

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 21, 2015

Virginia District to Ban Offensive Symbols From School Property

After debates about confederate symbols on school grounds, the Montgomery County school board in southwestern Virginia plans to ban symbols that would interfere with learning from school property.

October 01, 2015

Closures, Charter Conversions and New Schools Proposed in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia school district said the changes were driven by the need to improve educational opportunities for students.

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.

September 23, 2015

With Hunger Strike Over, Chicago Activists to Focus on Elected School Board

Activists ended a 34-day hunger strike to reopen Dyett High School. They will channel their energy into advocating for an elected Chicago school board.

September 08, 2015

Recall of Jefferson County, Colo., School Board Members on November Ballot

Three conservative school board members who sought to change the AP U.S. History curriculum to emphasize the positive aspects of American history are facing a recall election.

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