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June 20, 2019

Call for Racial Equity Training Leads to Threats to Superintendent, Resistance from Community

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.

June 13, 2019

Students on School Boards: Balancing Representation and Fairness

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

When Charter Enrollment Increases, School Board Election Turnouts Fall

In Ohio, enrollments in charters were linked with modest declines in votes cast in odd-year school board elections.

May 23, 2019

Should School Boards Take Up Abortion, Immigration, and Other Social Issues?

The Los Angeles district's pro-choice resolution is unusual but could be part of a larger trend.

May 08, 2018

How Long Do Big-City Superintendents Typically Stick Around?

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

A New Education Era in Philadelphia: Mayor Names Members of School Board

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

In Denver, the School Board Members Are All Women

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

Chicago CEO Resigns Amid Ethics Probe; Veteran Educator Named Interim Chief

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

L.A. Board President Steps Down From Leadership Amid Election-Related Charges

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

Newark Is One Step Closer to Getting Back Control of Its Schools

After more than two decades, the New Jersey department of education says it plans to give Newark control of the city's school system.

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