Controversy over an intiative aimed a reducing inequities in Lee's Summit, Mo., schools led the police department to provide security protection for the district's first African-American superintendent. Now the school board has reversed course.
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Having student board members with voting clout on school boards poses a number of logistical challenges, readers say in response to a recent Education Week feature.
June 05, 2019
In Ohio, enrollments in charters were linked with modest declines in votes cast in odd-year school board elections.
May 23, 2019
The Los Angeles district's pro-choice resolution is unusual but could be part of a larger trend.
May 08, 2018
Tenures, on average, are shorter in larger districts and in districts with high percentages of students of color and low-income students. Women also had tenures that were 15 months shorter, on average, than their male counterparts, according to the Broad Center.
April 04, 2018
About 500 people submitted their names or were nominated for one of the nine spots on the new Philadelphia school board, the first to oversee the district since the state seized control in 2001.
December 13, 2017
Across the United States, women make up more than 40 percent of school board members, but research has shown that unless they are a supermajority, they don't comment or endorse motions as often as their male peers.
December 08, 2017
Janice Jackson, the chief education officer in Chicago, will ascend to the top job after CEO Forrest Claypool quit Friday. Jackson becomes the third chief of the city's schools in two years.
September 20, 2017
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office alleges that Ref Rodriguez paid out about $24,000 in reimbursement to family and friends for contributions made to his 2015 school board race.
August 03, 2017
After more than two decades, the New Jersey department of education says it plans to give Newark control of the city's school system.