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Illinois legislature approved a measure giving themselves more time to draw Chicago’s school board districts. Once signed by the governor, the deadline will move from July 1, 2023 to April 1, 2024 — seven months before the first elections on November 5, 2024.
Decrying infighting on the Denver board, Ballenger said he wants ‘to make school board meetings boring again.’
Mike Johnston y Kelly Brough son los candidatos a alcalde de Denver. Vota antes de las elecciones el 6 de junio.
Illinois lawmakers revised draft map for Chicago’s soon-to-be elected school board, but advocates rejected the tweaks at the latest public hearing
Districts for the soon-to-be-elected Chicago Board of Education must be drawn by July 1, but lawmakers could finalize a map in the coming days. Those who spoke at the latest public hearing rejected the current proposal, saying it is rushed and does not represent public school families, which are mostly Latino.
Parker — who is poised to become the first woman to serve as Philadelphia’s mayor — has big ideas for schools, but the teachers union and other power players will help determine their fate.
Cherelle Parker and David Oh will advance to November’s general election. Philadelphia’s next mayor will have the power to reshape the school board and influence several education issues, including charter school authorization.
A decade after leaving the classroom to help the Chicago Teachers Union build political power and improve conditions outside schools, Brandon Johnson has been sworn in as the city’s 57th mayor.
We asked Denver mayoral candidates Kelly Brough and Mike Johnston about education and safety in schools. Here’s what they said.
Both mayoral candidates agreed to pay for police in schools. Neither wants to take control of Denver Public Schools.
The proposal divides the city into 20 districts, seven majority white, seven majority Black, and six majority Latino. It’s based on the city’s population, which is 33% white, not the school district’s, which is 46.5% Latino and 36% Black.
Spearman announced Monday he plans to run for the at-large school board seat currently held by Anderson, who is running for re-election.
Chicago’s school board will be elected for the first time ever in 2024. Here’s what you need to know.
The board will go from seven members appointed by the mayor to 10 elected and 11 appointed. By 2027, a full-elected 21-member school board will be in place.
The three Marion County school districts hope to use the referendum funding for staff, buildings, and some initiatives started with federal coronavirus relief funding.
As Indianapolis’ leader, the mayor impacts education through the Office of Education Innovation, which is a charter school authorizer, as well as issues such as crime, the economy, and housing.
Opponents — and even some of their endorsed candidates — say one well-organized parent group is turning Community Education Councils into forums for right-wing animosity over issues like critical race theory and the treatment of LGBTQ+ youth.
Three Newark candidates win a spot to oversee New Jersey’s largest school district but concerns remain about low turnout.
The mayor has a significant impact on crime, the economy, and housing in Indianapolis — all of which affect the educators and students who go to school here. Here’s how the candidates plan to tackle these issues, and more.
Newark Board of Education 2023 election: ‘Moving Newark Schools Forward’ slate ahead in early results
This year, Newark residents voted for three candidates among eight running for school board, including two incumbents vying to keep their seats and six individuals hoping to secure a spot.
Denver mayoral candidates Kelly Brough and Michael Johnston offered their visions for the mayor’s voice in education.
Los candidatos Kelly Brough y Michael Johnston hablarán de su visión en cuanto a la voz de la alcaldía en la educación.
From a pool of eight candidates, voters will need to select three on April 25 and vote to approve or deny the district’s $1.3 billion budget that calls for no property tax increase next year.
The ballot measure would pay for upgrades and repairs at 23 schools in IPS.
Democrats are starting to push back against Republicans’ “parents’ rights” message, but it’s unclear whether the counterattack will work or last.
Nearly 63% of respondents said board members care more about their own political ambitions than about improving educational outcomes for children.
The mayor has no direct control over the schools, but does have the power to appoint all of the school board members who can then carry out the mayor’s vision regarding charter schools, the lottery admission process, and other education issues. Here’s where the candidates stand.
The election of a teachers union organizer over a former district chief in Chicago is a win for local progressives. It could also be a bellwether for public education policy in the historically Democratic city and beyond.
The school will also get a two-story, 81,000-square-foot addition if voters approve the tax increase.
Chalkbeat Chicago sat down with Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson for a brief interview. He talked about being the last mayor with control of Chicago Public Schools, what he told his kids about his new job, and what it means to be a public school parent.
Johnson won with 51.4% of the vote, according to preliminary election results. He will be the last mayor with control of Chicago Public Schools.
Brandon Johnson’s biggest donors are teachers unions. Paul Vallas is raking in cash from wealthy individuals — some of whom have supported charter schools and other education reform efforts in Chicago.
Voters living within the IPS, Speedway, and Warren Township school districts will consider school tax measures in the May primary election.
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