Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:53pm
Citing chronically poor student performance ratings, West Virginia's Board of Education again voted to fire Jorea Marple as state schools superintendent Thursday after fielding harsh criticism over her dismissal. Two former board members and at least seven active or retired teachers were among the 19 speakers who praised Marple, denounced her firing or called for her reinstatement during the meeting's 90-minute public comment period.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 3:11pm
State Board of Education member Gayle Manchin said Nov. 20 that the need to change the deep-seeded culture at West Virginia's public school system prompted her vote last week to fire Superintendent Jorea Marple.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 11/04/2012 - 6:11pm
Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent Patricia Green received praise from the Board of Education in August for her “fabulous” and “ambitious” goals. Those goals were released to AnnArbor.com Thursday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 3:48pm
A First Amendment squabble is brewing in California over high school newspaper and yearbook advertising content. The school board gave the superintendent the right to prohibit political campaigning and religious symbols in ads.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 4:27pm
A state appellate panel today said Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf has the authority to impose salary caps on New Jersey’s school superintendents, dealing Gov. Chris Christie’s administration another win over the battle to hold down school spending.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 4:56pm
Local school board races are often low-budget, low-profile affairs, and until now, Oakland has been no exception. But this year, two new political action committees have thrown themselves into the election, infusing once-lethargic races with energy—and cash.