Board of Education

8/23/2012

8/23/2012

The Mercer Island School District Board of Directors held a study session meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16, so that the board could further discuss, and possibly narrow down, options for a sixth school within the district.

8/23/2012

A new, five-year road map for improving achievement in the low-performing Syracuse schools sets five goals for the district to achieve and timelines for the district to get there.

8/20/2012

8/20/2012

State officials have named an education reform advocate as chief recovery officer for a struggling school system near Philadelphia.

8/17/2012

8/17/2012

The ACLU of West Virginia on behalf of a Parkersburg mother is taking Wood County school officials to court for a program implemented in one of the county's middle school's that separates certain classes by sex.

8/17/2012

The 2012-13 school year starts Monday in Pasco County, but the real beginning for the school district may be in November when Kurt Browning is sworn in as the new superintendent.

8/16/2012

8/16/2012

Several Kansas State Board of Education members on Tuesday said they are hearing reports of children being kept home to babysit younger siblings while their parents claim they are being home schooled.

8/13/2012

8/13/2012

As the start of school draws near, 34 public school districts in Washington will be led by new superintendents, including the state’s three largest districts: Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma.

8/9/2012

8/9/2012

The Keokuk (Iowa) School District will soon have a new superintendent.

8/9/2012

The ability of children living in the Kansas City Public Schools district boundary to transfer to other districts now rests in the hands of a Jackson County judge — at least for now.

8/8/2012

8/8/2012

The Midwest has lost more than 2,100 public schools in recent years as school districts hammered by population loss scrambled to shift students and save money.

8/1/2012

8/1/2012

The desire of some school districts to have their superintendents live within district boundaries is often at odds with the realities of today’s tough housing market.

7/31/2012

7/31/2012

Associate Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky was introduced as the next deputy superintendent of instruction for the Clark County School District.

7/25/2012

7/25/2012

The Toledo school district in northwest Ohio retroactively altered student attendance records to improve its results on a state report card, the superintendent said. The state is investigating.

7/23/2012

7/23/2012

A judge signed a temporary restraining order today telling the Birmingham Board of Education that it must stop interfering with the state school superintendent's takeover of the school system, as a new front opened in the legal battle between state and Birmingham school boards.

7/11/2012

7/11/2012

The Republican governor of Ohio, the Democratic mayor of Cleveland and the local teachers union have united to overhaul how teachers are hired, fired and paid, a rare example of cooperation in education that some critics warn could still face challenges in the implementation.

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