Politics & Policy
The election of Olson as president puts an experienced leader at the helm of a school board that had earned a reputation for dysfunction and infighting.
The program could help the families of up to 350,000 children pay for groceries during the summer.
The election has reduced the teachers union’s control over the board, which has struggled to address school safety and get along.
Debates over political speech for students and staff have flared at educational institutions across the country in the month since Hamas’s Oct. 7. Attack.
Mayoral control has been regularly extended over the past two decades.
Two districts are asking for a new kind of funding to support school safety.
Two of five seats on the Jeffco school board were up for grabs. The outcome reinforces the current board majority.
Parker has pitched year-round school and hedged on whether she would like to see more charters.
The election of John Youngquist, Kimberlee Sia, and Marlene De La Rosa is likely to shake up the interpersonal and political dynamics on the board.
Three of seven seats on the board were up for grabs.
Education groups had campaigned for Proposition HH, but voters were far less keen on the complicated property tax measure.
The Indianapolis mayor’s office has significant influence over public education in Indianapolis, acting as an authorizer for the city’s charter schools.
The ballot measure will send about $23 million more to the state’s new universal preschool program.
Aging school buildings, lagging teacher pay: ‘The needs are so great,’ says head of Memphis district.
Parker will have the power to reshape the school board and drive the city’s conversation about school safety, infrastructure, charter schools, and more.
Senate Democrats put forward a plan that would allow residents in 10 of 20 districts — or only half of Chicago – to vote for school board members in 2024. Now, House Democrats want to pair the 20 districts so everyone could vote.
Prize-winning authors spoke to Whitehaven H.S. students but had to hold back on discussing themes of systemic racism.
In an interview with Chalkbeat, NYC’s schools chief reflects on helming the nation’s largest school system.
It’s not a record yet — but it’s close.
State lawmakers put forward the new proposal late Friday ahead of next week’s veto session. It also creates ethics rules and a committee focused on Black student achievement.