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March 12, 2018
Detroit students filed a lawsuit seeking the right to an equal education — 18 months later, they’re still in legal limbo
The case sits in legal limbo.
September 1, 2017
It’s official: Ten candidates in the running for Denver school board
Four of the seven board seats are up for election.
to do list
June 13, 2017
More teachers, less testing top to-do list for Detroit schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti
Top priorities include hiring teachers, cutting down on testing and replacing contractors with employees.
long live p.e.
May 20, 2016
DPS approves new graduation requirements that continue to mandate P.E. and art
Starting with the class of 2021, students will also be required to demonstrate proficiency in English and math to earn a diploma.
new kid on the block
May 12, 2016
In Q&A, Denver school board appointee talks about the difference diversity can make
Rachele Espiritu, a 46-year-old mother of two who works in mental health, is set to be sworn in Thursday afternoon.
Updated April 12, 2016
Denver parent activist and Montbello High alum MiDian Holmes appointed to school board
Holmes will represent northeast Denver and be sworn in on April 18.
Updated March 8, 2016
More than 20 candidates vie for DPS board seat
The candidates will get a chance to introduce themselves to the public at a forum Tuesday night.
July 13, 2015
Denver school board incumbent Anne Rowe: “Now comes the hard part”
Anne Rowe, DPS board member and candidate for re-election in southeast Denver, talks about the upcoming race and her stances on education issues in Denver.
March 27, 2015
Ferebee wins extra pay for grad rates, test scores and entry plan
Ferebee can earn $25,000 per year as part of his contract with the district based on student performance metrics.
January 21, 2015
New IPS board members raised nearly $200K during campaign
New Indianapolis Public School Board members Mary Ann Sullivan, Kelly Bentley and LaNier Echols together raised nearly $200,000 last year to support their winning campaigns in what ended up as the most expensive school board election in the city's recent history.
November 25, 2014
DPS board takes meetings on the road
Denver’s school board has a new home this year—the Emily Griffith Campus on Lincoln Street (which may well be the only school board meeting room…
October 8, 2014
IPS school board candidate Ramon Batts says mistake led to plagiarism
A Chalkbeat reader, says some of Batts’ survey responses are extremely similar to multiple sources, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Surveys from 10 school board candidates running this fall for three seats on the board were published yesterday.
July 29, 2014
School board candidates in focus: Charter schools and the ASD
Candidates for the district's school board have varying thoughts about whether charter growth in the city should continue, according to Chalkbeat's query sent to all of the candidates.
May 18, 2009
As Albany huddles, a rally against "rubber stamp" school board
In the debate over the future of mayoral control, one sticking point has been the proper role of the city school board, currently known as the Panel for Educational Policy. Today, a coalition pushing for significant changes to mayoral control is taking its PEP recommendations to the panel's front steps, at the same that state lawmakers are powwowing in Albany about the panel's future. Advocates for checks on the mayor's power say that the system needs an independent school board whose members can freely vote against mayoral proposals when appropriate. But Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein have said that changing the composition of the PEP would introduce policy gridlock and undermine the mayor's accountability on education matters. The Campaign for Better Schools, a coalition of community groups, is calling on state legislators to change the panel's composition so that the mayor no longer controls a majority of seats. Campaign members are planning to rally in support of that position at 5:30 p.m. today outside Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan, where the PEP is holding its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. "We want to highlight the fact that the PEP is simply just a rubber stamp for the policies of the mayor," said Shomwa Shamapande, a campaign spokesman. About 200 campaign members are expected to protest before the meeting, then enter Stuyvesant's auditorium for the meeting itself, he said. By tonight, it's possible that a deal will have been struck about the future of the PEP.
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