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June 18, 2014

Report Calls for Moratorium on Chicago School Closures

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.

June 17, 2014

Missouri Takes Over Local School System, Acts to Stem Transfer Costs

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

New Jersey May Loosen Control Over Newark and Paterson Schools

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

School Board Members Should Encourage Community Partnerships, Guide Says

A new guide encourages personal plans that leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.

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.

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