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York school board ousts controversial director - Toronto Star

York Region trustees have dismissed their controversial director of education, one week after a report by provincial reviewers detailed disturbing concerns about his leadership and following months of turmoil at the school board. J. Philip Parappally ...and more »

LA Unified narrowly backs state bills for new controls over charter schools - Los Angeles Times

A divided Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday voted to endorse and push for three hotly debated state bills that seek to place new controls on charter schools. The 4-3 vote largely reflected an ideological split over the growth and oversight of ...and more »

LAUSD puts money and muscle behind 3 state bills that shackle charter schools - LA School Report

*UPDATED. After passionate debate and pleas from charter school administrators and parents, the LA Unified school board voted 4-3 to support three teacher union-backed bills being considered by the California legislature that all restrict some of the ...and more »

Opinion: Fact-based sex-ed helps keep teens safe, healthy - The Mercury News

Cupertino Union School District is in the midst of a furious debate about sexual education that is reverberating through the Peninsula and making national news. As the school board considers adopting new curricula, I would like to remind them of their ...and more »

York Region District School Board dismisses director of education after scathing report released - Globalnews.ca

WATCH ABOVE: The York Region District School Board has announced its looking for a new Director of Education, after firing J. Philp Parappally. Ashley Molnar reports. X. - A A +. Listen. J. Philip Parappally has been fired as the director of education ...and more »

School trustees have lost public trust — and outlived their role: Cohn - Toronto Star

Schools teach children life skills: how to think critically, behave respectfully, act ethically, assume responsibility. Choose your own checklist. No matter the variations on the above themes, a recurring question arises: Why can't school trustees ...and more »

Protesters at Minneapolis school board meeting force action on discipline policy and staff decisions - MinnPost

Prompted by the demands of demonstrators who had packed into the boardroom at district headquarters Tuesday evening, the Minneapolis Public Schools board ended up voting on two items that weren't on the original meeting agenda. One had to do with ...and more »

Parents rip LAUSD board for support of proposed charter school bills - LA Daily News

Charter school parents, students and administrators packed the meeting room at the Los Angeles Unified School District board meeting Tuesday to voice opposition to state legislation they said will hurt charter schools. But despite their large presence ...and more »

Pa. Legislature tries again to reform maligned charter school law - Allentown Morning Call

Pennsylvania's charter school law will turn 20 this year, and the efforts to reform it are nearly as old. Those efforts started anew Monday. The House Education Committee voted 14-10 for a bill supporters say will save taxpayers $27 million and improve ...and more »

Preliminary Lodi school plans exceed budget by $1.3 million - hngnews.com

After revealing the inspiration for the design of the new building in the Lodi School District last month, the Lodi School Board's focus turned to the project's financial aspects at its April 10 meeting. According to Dan Bush, the district's business ...and more »