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July 12, 2017

$125,000 Salary to Serve on a School Board? In Los Angeles, Yes.

Most school board members across the country receive no compensation for their service, according to a 2010 report.

June 15, 2017

New York Board Member Who Wished Obama Dead Sues District, Colleagues

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

Kentucky's Jefferson County Picks Principal as Interim Superintendent

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

Charter-Backed Candidates Win Two Seats on Los Angeles School Board

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

School Boards Give Superintendents Hefty Severance Packages to Quit Early

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.

May 08, 2017

Texas High School Senior Defeats Incumbent to Win School Board Seat

Mike Floyd will take office three days before he graduates. Floyd said he ran, in part, because of remarks the district superintendent made about restroom policies for transgender students

May 03, 2017

Maryland Superintendent Who Sued Her School Board Resigns

Renee Foose, who had been locked in a power struggle with the school board of the high-performing Howard County district in Maryland, resigned Tuesday. She will be replaced by Michael Martirano, a former West Virginia state superintendent.

April 13, 2017

Kentucky's Jefferson County Superintendent to Resign

Announcement of Donna Hargens' resignation comes as the state of Kentucky is conducting a comprehensive audit of the district, which could lead to a state takeover.

March 27, 2017

Georgia School Turnaround Bill Advances

If a Georgia bill becomes law, the state board of education will hire a new "chief turnaround officer," who will work with schools whose achievement ranks them in the state's bottom 5 percent.

March 17, 2017

New Schools Chief for New Orleans' Recovery School District

Patrick Dobard, who led the Recovery School District for the last five years, will become the CEO of New Schools for New Orleans. The Recovery School District, which took over most of the city's schools after Hurricane Katrina, is scheduled to become part of the Orleans Parish School Board next year.

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