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Arkansas Times
School takeovers erode democracy, target minority communitieswith vastly reduced accountability on spending of public money. In at least 20
School takeovers erode democracy, target minority communities
Arkansas Times / Posted yesterday
with vastly reduced accountability on spending of public money. In at least 20 states, lawmakers have stripped locally elected school board members of their power in impoverished, mostly minority communities, leaving parents without a voice —... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
ACLU calls foul on Paxton's transgender bathroom guidelinesdistricts as a consequence. Any school districts wishing to implement their ow
ACLU calls foul on Paxton's transgender bathroom guidelines
Houston Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
districts as a consequence. Any school districts wishing to implement their own guidelines must do so through the locally elected school board and must allow parents to review records regarding their child, such as records disclosing the student's... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Who controls Detroit schools? Memo raises tempers, questionsa financial impact. If that’s going to be the view of the FRC, that doesn’t lea
Who controls Detroit schools? Memo raises tempers, questions
Detroit Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
a financial impact. If that’s going to be the view of the FRC, that doesn’t leave very much for me, or very much for the elected school board beginning Jan. 1." Alycia Meriweather, the school district's interim superintendent, said getting... Read more
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NJ.com
For Newark schools, strange bedfellows could help put state control to resthundreds of recommendations for continued reform efforts before and after the s
For Newark schools, strange bedfellows could help put state control to rest
NJ.com / Posted 4 days ago
hundreds of recommendations for continued reform efforts before and after the state hands over the reins to the locally-elected school board and the new superintendent it will hire. Since the state takeover, the board has acted in an advisory... Read more
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The Morning Call
Gov. Tom Wolf seeks more charter school oversightoperate across Pennsylvania and on the internet. Charter schools, legal since 1
Gov. Tom Wolf seeks more charter school oversight
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
operate across Pennsylvania and on the internet. Charter schools, legal since 1997, can open with approval from a locally elected school board, or in the case of cyber charter schools, approval from the Department of Education. They were supposed... Read more
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Philly.com
School district takeovers leave communities voicelessFourth of seven parts. In at least 20 states, lawmakers have stripped locally
School district takeovers leave communities voiceless
Philly.com / Posted 5 days ago
Fourth of seven parts. In at least 20 states, lawmakers have stripped locally elected school board members of their power in impoverished, mostly minority communities, leaving parents without a voice - or a vote - in their children's education,... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
School board approves big teacher pay increaseMs. Filicetti is a former, multi-term elected school board member. I don't exac
School board approves big teacher pay increase
Mountain View Voice / Posted 5 days ago
Ms. Filicetti is a former, multi-term elected school board member. I don't exactly know if her comment intent was suppose to "inform the logic" of the public debate - or question the specific wording of Kevin's article. The logic of her statement is... Read more
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The Mercury News
Santa Clara, San Mateo counties: Dozens file for school boardScores of locally elected school board terms are expiring this fall, but for ab
Santa Clara, San Mateo counties: Dozens file for school board
The Mercury News / Posted 10 days ago
Scores of locally elected school board terms are expiring this fall, but for about half of them officials will be automatically reappointed without running for office. That's because no one has filed to challenge trustees overseeing dozens of... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Unaffiliated school board candidates excluded from GOP forumsis helpful in school board elections. "I believe the majority of the voters wa
Unaffiliated school board candidates excluded from GOP forums
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 12 days ago
is helpful in school board elections. "I believe the majority of the voters want to see school board candidates and elected school board members do their job and run their campaigns in a non-partisan matter, not being beholden or affiliated... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Board search for savings long overduea grievance against the district by the Scranton Federation of Teachers, which
Board search for savings long overdue
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
a grievance against the district by the Scranton Federation of Teachers, which demonstrated that the union, rather than the elected school board, runs the district. If merely talking to potential district vendors constitutes a contract violation,... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Cook: Traumatic stress is changing the brains of children in Chattanoogaand dance. Local social workers, educators and physicians continue to push for
Cook: Traumatic stress is changing the brains of children in Chattanooga
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 14 days ago
and dance. Local social workers, educators and physicians continue to push for a more holistic view of education. Newly elected school board members could treat trauma as an educational issue, not just a medical one. Earlier this spring,... Read more
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Tri-County Citizen
July 17, 2011of each month, also starting at 6:30 p.m. Most meetings will be held in the med
July 17, 2011
Tri-County Citizen / Posted 15 days ago
of each month, also starting at 6:30 p.m. Most meetings will be held in the media center at Kuehn- Haven Middle School. Re-elected School Board President Morrie Fikes said he would prefer that they do not move the meetings at other buildings.... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Rhodes to extend appointment as Detroit schools state-appointed transition manageras Detroit schools state-appointed transition manager A retired judge who hand
Rhodes to extend appointment as Detroit schools state-appointed transition manager
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 17 days ago
as Detroit schools state-appointed transition manager A retired judge who handled Detroit's bankruptcy plans to stay at his post running the city's deeply troubled school system until January, when a newly elected school board... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
Protesters Present as LRSD Advisory Board Holds 1st Meetingstudent achievement, district takeovers and the board's role in getting the dis
Protesters Present as LRSD Advisory Board Holds 1st Meeting
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 17 days ago
student achievement, district takeovers and the board's role in getting the district back to being controlled by a locally elected school board. Still, some say they don't trust the board, because members are not representative of the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Little Rock teachers OK shorter year, benefit cutKey serves in lieu of a school board in the state-controlled Little Rock distri
Little Rock teachers OK shorter year, benefit cut
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
Key serves in lieu of a school board in the state-controlled Little Rock district, which does not currently have an elected school board. A school board would typically vote on an agreement for employees. Koehler said Tuesday the agreement... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knox County students return to class for a half-daythe smiling faces and happy kids," he said. Students return this year to a new
Knox County students return to class for a half-day
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
the smiling faces and happy kids," he said. Students return this year to a new superintendent in Thomas while the newly elected school board begins its search for a permanent superintendent. School officials have initiated a series of changes... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Standup4LR goes door-door encouraging community involvementwants the excitement that surrounded LRSD during some of its lowest points, to
Standup4LR goes door-door encouraging community involvement
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 23 days ago
wants the excitement that surrounded LRSD during some of its lowest points, to be there all-year-long. "We don't have an elected school board right now, so we need to ensure that we have a voice, and we want to let public officials know we are... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Charter-schools lawsuit is another unwanted distractionstate constitution by sending any state money to charters because they are not
Charter-schools lawsuit is another unwanted distraction
The Seattle Times / Posted 23 days ago
state constitution by sending any state money to charters because they are not accountable to Washington voters through an elected school board. The lawsuit is an unnecessary distraction from the real work lawmakers should be doing in Olympia:... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Pro-charter school group sees its candidates lose local racesschool board elections. At the end of the day, there's a certain sanctity betwe
Pro-charter school group sees its candidates lose local races
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 24 days ago
school board elections. At the end of the day, there's a certain sanctity between public school parents and their locally elected school board. And it's not for sale to the highest bidder," said Jamie Hollin, a former Metro councilman and... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Education notebookin correcting the problems that led to the distress classification. The Little
Education notebook
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 25 days ago
in correcting the problems that led to the distress classification. The Little Rock district was taken over and its elected school board dismissed by the state Board of Education in January 2015 because six of the district's 48 schools were... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Y’town school board wastes taxpayer dollars on lawsuitCEO has total authority over the district, including the hiring and firing of e
Y’town school board wastes taxpayer dollars on lawsuit
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 26 days ago
CEO has total authority over the district, including the hiring and firing of employees and control of the budget. The elected school board has been stripped of all its power and is now playing an advisory role – whether members like it or not.... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Charter school industry donations prompt questions; millions flow into PACS, campaignsschools are public schools, but unlike traditional public schools, charter scho
Charter school industry donations prompt questions; millions flow into PACS, campaigns
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 27 days ago
schools are public schools, but unlike traditional public schools, charter schools don’t take orders from the locally elected school board. Instead, they’re independently run by an appointed board, which often is selected by the charter... Read more
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MLive.com
For Detroit's new school board, state still wields the powerwhen he signed legislation to create the new school district. He vowed that the
For Detroit's new school board, state still wields the power
MLive.com / Posted 27 days ago
when he signed legislation to create the new school district. He vowed that the "control will be returned to a locally elected school board," while acknowledging that the state commission will "monitor the district's finances to protect... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
For test-takers, 'ready' just OKthe dumps." The Arkansas Board of Education voted to take over the Little Rock
For test-takers, 'ready' just OK
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 29 days ago
the dumps." The Arkansas Board of Education voted to take over the Little Rock district in January 2015 -- dismissing the elected school board and putting the superintendent under state supervision -- because six of 48 schools were labeled by the... Read more
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The Columbian
Charter school backers target judge in primaryfor charter schools to receive state money set aside for traditional public sch
Charter school backers target judge in primary
The Columbian / Posted a month ago
for charter schools to receive state money set aside for traditional public schools without being controlled by a voter-elected school board. The Legislature passed a measure this year designed to fix the problem by funding charter schools with... Read more
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