school boards

Candidates File Papers to Run for L.A. School Board

The race for three Los Angeles school board seats — and an expected showdown between the teachers union and its opponents — began to take shape Saturday with the deadline for candidates to announce their plans to run.

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Pence: Education Reforms Will Stay

Indianapolis Governor-elect Mike Pence said Wednesday he will push forward with education reforms including private school vouchers and merit pay programs for teachers.

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Atlanta High Schools Regain Full Accreditation

Atlanta Public Schools has reached another milestone in its efforts to get back in the good graces of an agency that governs public school accreditation.

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Miami-Dade County Schools Wins 2012 Broad Prize

CIO Deb Karcher discusses how the district is using a new technology called geovisual analytics to enhance enrollment management and inform the most crucial district decisions.

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Ga. Charter Schools Association Faulted for Political Email

The Georgia Charter Schools Association has come under criticism for sending an email to school leaders asking for their help as the organization tried to arrange what appears to be a political ad.

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Oakland, Calif. School Board Race Could Hinge on Court Ruling

Alice Spearman has represented District 7 -- East Oakland-Elmhurst -- on the Oakland school board since 2005. She'll serve another four years if she can win enough votes or persuade the courts to disqualify her opponent, James Harris.

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Ohio Auditor Questions 5 School Districts' Policies

Ohio state's auditor says five school districts have used questionable attendance policies and practices, putting them at a higher risk for scrubbing attendance data to improve their school report cards.

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School Board Candidates Debate Funding Gaps, School Programs

The Brentwood (Calif.) Union School District board covered potential budget cuts, future technology, community involvement and bridging funding gaps in the Election Previews 2012 debate that will begin airing Oct. 5.

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Salem (Mass.): School Turnaround Not Easy but Could Be Done

Believe. Achieve. Succeed.These three simple words were at the heart of a community meeting at Salem State University Wednesday night that dealt with public school improvement efforts in the city.

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Clayton County (Ga.): Do School Boards Work Anymore?

Did we learn anything from Clayton’s earlier woes or does the latest friction point to the larger problem of having citizens run school systems?

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