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.
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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.
July 12, 2017
Most school board members across the country receive no compensation for their service, according to a 2010 report.
June 15, 2017
The Buffalo School Board wants the New York Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia to remove Carl Paladino from the board. The board said he disclosed confidential information.
May 18, 2017
Longtime Jefferson County, Ky., principal Martin Pollio, was named interim superintendent. He replaces Donna Hargens, who re-negotiated her contract last month and will resign on July 1.
May 17, 2017
With the new members, the majority of the seven-member school board the country's second-largest school district will be charter supporters, which provides an opportunity to radically reshape the district.
May 11, 2017
Eye-popping parachute packages for high-level executives are still relatively uncommon in the world of K-12, but some recent cases show that school boards are willing to pay hefty sums to get rid of superintendents with whom they don't see eye-to-eye.