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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.

September 19, 2011

Philadelphia School Commission Chairman Steps Down

The resignations, along with the recent departure of former superintendent Arlene Ackerman, means that Philadelphia will be facing new leaders at the helm.

August 03, 2011

Memphis Schools to Start Monday as Scheduled

The school board threatened to delay school until the city made an overdue tax revenue payment to the 105,000-student district

June 16, 2011

North Carolina Votes to Sidestep Private Accreditation Agencies

The law prevents colleges and universities from penalizing students based on the accreditation status of their high schools.

June 09, 2011

West Virginia Takes Over Seventh School District

The state cited school board disarray and mismanagement in taking control of day-to-day operations in the rural Gilmer County district.

April 06, 2011

Conservative Candidates Lose in Two School Board Races

Both were profiled in a recent Education Week article about tea party conservatives flexing their muscle in school board races.

March 22, 2011

Broward Board Member's Use of Racial Slur Fuels Calls For Resignation

The district's school board is also reeling over allegations of corruption and incompetence.

March 18, 2011

Accreditation Agency Has Stern Words for Wake County

The critical report blames a bloc of newly-elected school board members for "destabilizing the school system and community."

March 03, 2011

Seattle Superintendent Fired in Wake of Finance Scandal

The seven-member school board voted to end Maria Goodloe-Johnson's tenure after a state audit revealed about $1.8 million in misspent funds.

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