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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 »

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

The Los Angeles Unified School Board narrowly voted Tuesday to endorse three state bills — supported by teachers unions — that would subject charter schools to stricter oversight and regulation. Board members' 4-3 decision — again — put them in the ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Arkansas school district placed on probation, could lose accreditation -

LEE COUNTY, Ark. — An Arkansas school district has been placed on probation after it failed to meet staffing and course requirements. According to the Times-Herald, the Arkansas Board of Education voted to put the Lee County School District on ...and more »