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June 28, 2012

School Board Indecision Forces Birmingham, Ala., Takeover

A tie vote from the Birmingham school board triggered state action to shore up the district's weak finances.

June 05, 2012

Superintendent's Fall Seen as Lesson for Other Public Officials

The revelation of sexually explicit emails sent by the former Des Moines, Iowa schools chief should be a "wake-up call" to school leaders about the dangers of lapses in judgment, education officials say.

April 10, 2012

The Principal Perspective: A Research Roundup

The Center for Public Education has compiled a report that brings together several resources on principal effectiveness.

April 06, 2012

Three Youth Under 21 Front-Runners In Maryland School Board Race

A 20-year-old, an 19-year-old and an 18-year-old, all graduates from the Prince George's County, Md. school system, may soon join the district's school board.

March 05, 2012

Anoka-Hennepin School Board Votes to Settle Suit by LGBT Students

In exchange, the district must provide significant new protections to prevent the harassment of students who are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

January 17, 2012

N.J. School Board Members Get Break on Background Checks

School board members now have an extra two weeks to comply with a new state law requiring a criminal background check for school board members.

November 09, 2011

Wake County, N.C., Board Changes Political Majority

The board had been led by Republican-backed members for two turbulent years.

November 07, 2011

Two School Board Races Worth Watching

Big money has been pouring into some school board races, as political parties seek to influence local politics.

October 12, 2011

Political Control of Wake County Board Hinges on Runoff

The board's 2009 decision to eliminate a school assignment policy based on socioeconomic diversity was a major issue in the Tuesday election.

October 10, 2011

Texas District Wins Urban School Boards Award

Mesquite Independent School District was recognized for rising test scores.

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