Board of Education

2/15/2013

2/15/2013
New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has donated $1 million to help preserve a Los Angeles Board of Education majority that has pushed for several controversial efforts dealing with teachers — including remaking evaluations and speeding the dismissal process — that are supported by the L.A. mayor and the superintendent.

2/14/2013

2/14/2013
The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday night to not renew the contracts of several charter and other independently run schools — but deferred making decisions about whether most of them would close.

2/13/2013

2/13/2013
School Board members may approve pay raises for hundreds of employees today, including some of the district’s senior-most administrators.
2/13/2013
Southborough, Mass. resident Roger Challen served the town for three years as a member of the Board of Selectmen. Now he’s looking to serve the town once again, but in a different capacity.

2/8/2013

2/8/2013
The state attorney general has lost a court challenge to remove most of Detroit’s school board. In an order signed on Feb. 5, Wayne Circuit Court Judge John Gillis Jr. denied State Attorney General Bill Schuette’s motion for summary disposition and granted the school board’s motion, effectively allowing the school board to continue to hold office.

2/7/2013

2/7/2013
Four former Indianapolis Public Schools taken over by the state will now be under the control of Mayor Greg Ballard. During a Wednesday morning meeting, the State Board of Education unanimously approved Ballard’s request to give him authority over the four turnaround schools. The state took control of Arlington, Howe and Manual high schools and Donnan Middle School last summer after the schools consistently scored “F” grades on state report cards.
2/7/2013
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino is asking a special panel he appointed to overhaul the way students are assigned to schools to delay a key vote set for Saturday.

2/6/2013

2/6/2013
A $104.2 million school budget for 2013-2014 won unanimous Board of Education approval Monday, of which $1.1 million will be spent on technology.

2/4/2013

2/4/2013
During her three years as Washington D.C. public schools chancellor, Michelle Rhee raised eyebrows with her tough-love approach to fixing a failing school system. And when I sat down with Rhee on “This Week,” the controversial education reformer made no apologies for her rough-and-tumble philosophy.

2/1/2013

2/1/2013
Carly McKinney, a teacher in the Cherry Creek, Colo. School District, has been put on paid leave as the district investigates her Twitter account, CBS Denver reports. The 23-year-old, who teaches math at Overland High School in Aurora, reportedly has a Twitter account filled with racy pictures and posts about smoking pot.
2/1/2013
In a special board meeting Wednesday night, the Woodbridge (N.J.) Board of Education approved the appointment of Robert Zega as the district's new superintendent.

1/30/2013

1/30/2013
Single-gender campuses will soon become a reality in Austin schools.
1/30/2013
More than 700 school board and state school boards association leaders are meeting with members of Congress on Tuesday.

1/29/2013

1/29/2013
Although the revision process takes place each year, this is the first time the board has rewritten its policies all at one time.

1/23/2013

1/23/2013
Moving to a system of appointed superintendents in all school districts in the state has been advocated by groups like the Mississippi Economic Council for decades.

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