Board of Education

8/30/2013

8/30/2013

About 200 people—including 20 to 30 students—rallied outside Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, as the Board of Education approved the district’s annual budget, which includes hundreds of millions in cuts. Community activists who organized the protest rally and boycott said it would serve as a real-life lesson for students involved.

8/29/2013

8/29/2013

Less than 24 hours on the job, acting Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq is already under fire.

8/23/2013

8/23/2013

Idaho’s pathway to better public education could come with a price tag of more than $300 million, based on some preliminary recommendations from a state task force studying education reform. But Gov. Butch Otter, who formed the task force last December, told Idaho Education News he is more interested in hearing the task force’s ideas on what to do than asking its members to provide a budget.

8/9/2013

8/9/2013

Seattle School Board candidates Suzanne Dale Estey, Sue Peters, and Stephan Blanford received the most votes in their respective districts in the recent primary election. The general election will be held in the fall.

8/7/2013

8/7/2013

Beginning this school year, every Flagler County student in grades 5-12 will be issued a MacBook or iPad to give them 24/7 access to engaging and interactive technology and digital curriculum resources.

8/5/2013

8/5/2013

The Durham school board has issued a letter of reprimand to Superintendent Eric Becoats for hiring a school activity bus and driver in June to take friends and family members to private events, including a trip to the mall.

8/1/2013

8/1/2013

Debate over the district’s transfer policy ramped up during the months-long discussion last fall on how to balance enrollment within the Jefferson High School cluster, where five schools have been closed since 2005.

7/26/2013

7/26/2013

The administrative law judge who presided over the reinstatement hearings of five suspended DeKalb County (Ga.) school board members has ruled that two failed to make a case for remaining in office.

7/26/2013

The Cherokee County (Ga.) school board voted Wednesday night to conduct an ethics hearing on controversial board member Kelly Marlow. The focus will be Marlow’s request that AdvancEd, the parent company of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, reexamine whether the school system deserves full accreditation.

7/26/2013

After nearly two hours of joint interviews conducted by the Marblehead School Committee and the Board of Selectmen, William Ackerman was appointed to fill the vacancy on the School Committee. Ackerman, 46, is replacing former Chair EuRim Chun, who submitted her resignation, effective June 30, after ongoing tensions among committee members.

7/26/2013

Perry Campbell was appointed to fill the board seat vacated by the death of Stacie Olson. Campbell, who will have to run for election in November, will be sworn in at the August board meeting.

7/25/2013

7/25/2013

The recommended budget was slightly different from a budget presented June 27. The school board approved an $81.3 million budget in that earlier meeting, which the County Budget Committee declined July 8 to pass over to the full County Commission.

7/22/2013

7/22/2013

Rosenbach recently was named principal of William A. Hough High School, becoming, at 36, the youngest high school principal in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system.

7/22/2013

O’Connell’s tentative plan is to be at both schools for part of each day, he said, alternating where he will start the day.

7/19/2013

7/19/2013

The Sacramento County Board of Education is looking for a new member. The board will accept applications for its Area 5 trustee position until Aug. 15, and will appoint a new trustee at its Aug. 20 meeting.

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