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LA School Board Puts Money & Lobbying Muscle Behind State Bills Drafted to Shackle Charter Schools - The 74

After passionate debate and pleas from both charter school administrators and parents, the Los Angeles Unified school board voted 4–3 Tuesday night to support three teachers union–backed bills being considered by the California legislature that all ...and more »

York school board ousts controversial director - Toronto Star

J. Philip Parappally's dismissal comes in the wake of a year-long Star investigation into troubles at the York Region District School Board and follows a scathing report by provincial reviewers. Education Minister Mitzie Hunter appointed two ...and more »

How can Memphis schools reach long-term goals? One month at a time, say leaders - Chalkbeat Tennessee

After four straining years, the ruling body over merged Shelby County Schools finally has the right timing to think long term about how to measure district progress, says board Chairman Chris Caldwell. Since December, board members have been working ...and more »

LAUSD board endorses proposals to tighten charter school regulations - 89.3 KPCC

Charter school students and supporters from Options for Youth await a special board meeting on charter schools for the Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at LAUSD Headquarters. Maya Sugarman/KPCC. Kyle Stokes | April 19 ...and more »

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

Challenger Nick Melvoin, left, and Los Angeles school board President Steve Zimmer disagree on proposed laws that would place new rules on charter schools. Zimmer is for them; Melvoin against. (Stuart Palley / For The Times). A divided Los Angeles ...and more »

Scandal-plagued York Region school board dismisses director of education - The Globe and Mail

The York Region District School Board has dismissed its director of education, J. Philip Parappally. York Region school board. Caroline Alphonso. EDUCATION REPORTER. Published April 19, 2017 Updated April 20, 2017. The York Region District School Board ...and more »

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

For the sake of our future graduates, it's time to learn the lessons of history — by abolishing the anachronism of school trustee. Education Minister Mitizi Hunter, left, greets Patrick Case and Sue Herbert, authors of the report into the York Region ...and more »

Parents left hanging after private York board meeting - Toronto Star

Trustees gave no word on the fate of education director J. Philip Parappally, who had been asked to resign. J. Philip Parappally was criticized for his conduct in a damning report of the York Region District School Board. (Cole Burston / file photo for ...and more »

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

Demonstrators, organized by the Social Justice Education Movement, rally at district headquarters before heading into the board meeting Tuesday evening to assert their two demands for action. Prompted by the demands of demonstrators who had packed into ...and more »

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

The Cupertino Union School Board is debating the sex education curriculum for students at middle schools, such as Lawson Middle School , shown above. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group). By Dr. Stacy Tong |. PUBLISHED: April 17, 2017 at 8:00 am | UPDATED ...and more »