Latest School Board Stories
By Lauren Roth, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 28--VIRGINIA BEACH -- After two years of quiet planning, the superintendent of schools has unveiled his vision. Jim Merrill wants to overhaul teaching and focus on critical thinking instead of test preparation.
By Julian Emerson, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 27--Perhaps the strongest evidence that the Eau Claire school board never formally approved allowing former Eau Claire school Superintendent Bill Klaus to access his retirement stipend last summer comes from Klaus himself.
By Steve Henson, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 27--If Pueblo City Schools Superintendent John Covington has any plans to close Central High School, he might as well simultaneously turn in his resignation. And he'd better take the red-eye out of Colorado while he's at it.
By Julie Hubbard, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jul. 27--A decade in the making, north Bibb County's first public high school is about to open.
By Patrick W. Connelly, The Herald, Sharon, Pa. Jul. 27--BROOKFIELD -- Police say they will file charges Monday against Brookfield School Board President Joseph Pasquerilla for an incident at his home on July 19. Pasquerilla, 61, of 7944 W.
By Kelli Gauthier, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jul. 26--For the first time in 12 years, the District 7 seat on the Hamilton County Board of Education will have a new face, and both candidates say they're ready to change the direction of the board itself.
By Josh Lanier, Independent Tribune, Concord, N.C. Jul. 25--CONCORD -- The Cabarrus County Board of Education approved transfer measures Thursday for schools that did not meet No Child Left Behind standards for a second consecutive year. W.M.
Goochland County governmental and educational leaders continued a discussion this week on how to accommodate expected enrollment growth for elementary school students.
By Thad Komorowski When Judith Howard took over as school superintendent of the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District 10 years ago, her work was cut out for her. In 1998, the school district had managed to survive a number of years in near turmoil.
By JANESE HEAVIN What started 50 years ago as an advocacy group designed to train new board of education members, the Missouri School Boards' Association has evolved into a one-stop shop for public schools.
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