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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August 03, 2017
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.
May 08, 2017
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
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
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
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.