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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.

August 31, 2015

Albuquerque Superintendent Resigns Over Hiring of Deputy Accused of Sex Abuse

Luis Valentino came under fire after it was discovered that Jason Martinez, whom he hired as a deputy superintendent, was facing child sex abuse charges in Colorado.

August 28, 2015

Fate of New Albuquerque Superintendent Remains Uncertain

The school board is mulling its new superintendent's future following revelations that one of his hires faced child sex abuse charges.

August 27, 2015

Chicago District Approves $5.7 Billion Budget That Relies Heavily on Outside Aid

The district is banking on state assistance, a property tax increase, and borrowed funds to get through the school year.

August 21, 2015

Vermont School Districts Urged to Consider Consolidation

Faced with declining student enrollment, high property taxes, and new state incentives, Vermont school districts are studying school mergers.

August 20, 2015

School Board Members at Center of AP History Flap Are Target of Recall Effort

A group of parents and teachers are targeting three Jefferson County., Colo., school board members who pushed to review the AP U.S. History curriculum, which sparked widespread student protests last year.

August 13, 2015

N.Y. State Picks Ex-NYC Chief Walcott as Monitor of East Ramapo Schools

A report released last year found fiscal mismanagement and governance issues in the East Ramapo school district and said that the board appeared to favor private schools over public schools.

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