Latest School Board Stories
By Karen Roebuck, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 24--Woodland Hills School District's most recent state test scores plummeted again, the new superintendent said this week, pushing the district a step closer to a possible state takeover.
For five years, consumers will pay a sales tax with every purchase in Richmond County to build schools that, according to an external audit and the school board's former planner, aren't needed.
By Venice Buhain, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 22--Fees will go up to play middle and high school sports and to attend the outdoors school in the Olympia School District next year, but bus routes within a mile of the schools will remain unchanged.
By Sara Pauff, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. Jul. 22--Every chair was filled and people crammed into the back of the conference room at the Bradley Library on Monday night to say goodbye to John Phillips.
By Tim Puko, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 22--A change in state law gives Pittsburgh Public Schools more flexibility in unloading its older, unused buildings.
By Greg Jordan, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, W.Va. Jul.
By Kris Sherman, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jul. 21--Ask a kid his or her favorite subject in elementary school and the answer is often the same. "Recess," they'll proclaim with resounding enthusiasm.
By Bill Graham and Alvin Chang, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 21--The Liberty School District's policy-setters are under fire, with controversies far from settled.
By Rob Novit, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jul. 20--The Aiken County Board of Education has had a superintendent evaluation process in the past, but it was "certainly not the most effective one," said Board Chair Dr. Christine Sanders. Current Superintendent Dr. Beth Everitt began work Jan. 2.
By Kathleen Mcgrory, The Miami Herald Jul. 19--Should the next Miami-Dade schools superintendent be elected or appointed? A candidate for School Board wants voters to decide.
- In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.