Researchers from the University of Illinois found that parents felt excluded from the process, are distrustful of the school system, and want a voice in closure decisions.
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June 18, 2014
June 17, 2014
Among its first acts in charge of the new Normandy Schools Collaborative, the state board of education cut the amount Normandy will pay for transfer students, and restricted the number of students who will be able to transfer in the future
June 11, 2014
A study by the National School Boards Association's Center for Public Education outlines the pros and cons of mayoral involvement in school boards.
June 04, 2014
Oregon and Virginia will each receive $5,000 grants to reform school discipline policies in each state, with the goal of making them less punitive and exclusionary.
June 03, 2014
The State Board of Education is to consider resolutions that would allow Newark's school board to vote on issues on financial management and the Paterson School board to vote on operations.
April 22, 2014
A new guide encourages personal plans that leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.
April 22, 2014
A new guide encourages personal plans to leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.
April 14, 2014
Schools will have more success in addressing the issues of public education in their school systems (such as student performance, funding, school closures, and bond elections) when there is a strong group of parents who partner with their children's schools as well as with the school system as a whole, says Stephanie Hirsh and Anne Foster.
March 28, 2014
School boards have long fascinated me. I'm always intrigued by anything that everyone denounces and yet which keeps on keeping on. Critiques of school boards are plentiful; there's no need to rehash them here. But, the thing is, outside of colorful accounts of urban school boards, our understanding of what school boards do and how much they matter is actually rather limited.
March 27, 2014
Reed Hastings was right about one thing. If you go to the American public and actually tell them you want to eliminate elected school boards, or completely disempower them, no one's going to go for that. So instead, these billionaires conspire.