The Montgomery County, Md., school board voted 6-2 not to hold classes on Sept. 12 next year, when the Muslim holiday of Eid-al Adha is expected to be celebrated.
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November 11, 2015
November 10, 2015
The short list includes the interim superintendent Michael Goar, as well as candidates from Milwaukee, Massachusetts, Houston, and Minnesota.
November 03, 2015
The three conservative school board members lost their seats in a hotly-contested recall election in the Denver suburb of Jefferson County, Colo.
November 02, 2015
There have been allegations of death threats, and spending is expected to top $1 million in a contentious recall election in Jefferson County, Colo., according to media reports.
October 28, 2015
Mayor Michael Nutter calls for dissolving the School Reform Commission and creating a local board of education to be appointed by the city officials.
October 21, 2015
After debates about confederate symbols on school grounds, the Montgomery County school board in southwestern Virginia plans to ban symbols that would interfere with learning from school property.
October 01, 2015
The Philadelphia school district said the changes were driven by the need to improve educational opportunities for students.
September 29, 2015
The school boards in Cleveland, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Lincoln, Neb., were awarded the 2015 Annual Award for Urban School Board Excellence.
September 23, 2015
Activists ended a 34-day hunger strike to reopen Dyett High School. They will channel their energy into advocating for an elected Chicago school board.
September 08, 2015
Three conservative school board members who sought to change the AP U.S. History curriculum to emphasize the positive aspects of American history are facing a recall election.