Board of Education

5/14/2012

5/14/2012

A Central Texas Republican primary contest for the State Board of Education is shaping up to become one of the races that could define the board for years to come.

5/9/2012

5/9/2012

The cash-strapped Miami-Dade School District has several options to consider from developers interested in buying its prime downtown real estate, but interest has cooled from its biggest suitor -- the Genting Group.

5/2/2012

5/2/2012

Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott will resign in July after five years on the front lines of the state's public education battles, the agency announced Tuesday.

5/1/2012

5/1/2012

The cursing, the squabbling and the anger in Miller County (Ga.) might not end, but the school board as it is currently composed there will.

5/1/2012

A national education consultant who helped lead reform efforts in Detroit, Cleveland and New York City has been tapped as “interim” chief education officer in Chicago, officials said.

4/27/2012

4/27/2012

Hours before a board was scheduled to vote on the closing of 26 public schools, city officials withdrew two of them from contention, retreating from their original plans in the face of strong opposition from elected officials.

4/25/2012

4/25/2012

What was supposed to be a routine Birmingham Board of Education meeting today turned into yet another chaotic meeting after the board voted to switch attorneys and former state Superintendent Ed Richardson -- who is leading a state team investigating city schools -- stood up and said the vote goes against state orders that the board vote only on items approved by the state.

4/24/2012

4/24/2012
When the Allendale (N.J.) School District approached Michael Osnato last year for assistance in finding a new superintendent, Osnato knew it could be a challenge. Although the search firm he founded and runs, Leadership Advantage, had completed 80 school executive searches in New Jersey, a governor-mandated pay cap on superintendent salaries, based on district enrollment, had shrunk candidate pools already affected by retiring baby boomers.

4/23/2012

4/23/2012

The state superintendent of Illinois public schools says he will oust the elected school board for East St. Louis, arguing it has not acted in the best interest of students.

4/20/2012

4/20/2012

The Texas State Board of Education, long the gatekeeper to the enormous textbook market in Texas, has lost control over which materials enter public school classrooms.

4/19/2012

4/19/2012

A New Jersey school district has agreed to pay $4.2 million to settle a lawsuit by a middle school student who was paralyzed when a known bully punched him in the abdomen.

4/19/2012

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Schools board will meet in closed session later this week to discuss the three finalists for its superintendent's position -- a trio that includes Memphis Schools Supt. Dr. Kriner Cash.

4/18/2012

4/18/2012

Responding to today's challenges of school systems for the need for transparency, workflow efficiencies and effective leadership, the Missouri School Boards' Association has partnered with eBOARDsolutions, the provider of a unique suite of web-based tools that helps school leadership teams streamline and align their governance and leadership work. 

4/16/2012

4/16/2012

This week, a team from the Alabama Department of Education will replace the Birmingham Board of Education as decision makers for the state's fourth-largest school system.

4/16/2012

Versed in special needs matters, teacher contracts and construction matters, RHS grad Gina Damasco wants to give back to the NJ community she said has given her so much.

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