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Updated September 11, 2019
Denver teachers union endorses three candidates for school board
The union endorsements are significant because the union historically spends big to help elect its slate of candidates.
July 9, 2019
Speaking at a Chicago school board meeting is a feat of endurance for parents. It shouldn’t be.
The current system is not friendly to anyone, but it excludes people with fewer resources specifically.
July 8, 2019
Departing Denver school board member endorses candidate Tony Curcio
Lisa Flores has been part of a board majority that largely supported so-called education reform efforts.
July 2, 2019
Here’s how much money each Denver school board candidate has raised
Three seats on the seven-member Denver school board are up for grabs on Nov. 5. Ten candidates are running, though the field could grow.
Updated July 2, 2019
Advocacy group aims to expand its political power, starting with the Denver school board race
The Padres & Jóvenes Unidos Action Fund will make its debut in November’s Denver school board election.
July 1, 2019
Elected as charter skeptics, Aurora school board members face a more complicated reality
More than a year and a half in, their record is mixed — an approval of two new charters, one denial, an attempted closure of one charter, and a renewal of another.
June 28, 2019
Chicago will allow students to start kindergarten early, skip grades
The new policy on early entrance to kindergarten will go into effect for the coming school year.
June 26, 2019
Chicago school board approves new school ratings scale despite complaints and confusion
Board members complained that they hadn’t known about the need for approving a new formula and felt pressed toward a decision.
June 26, 2019
Shelby County Schools rejects 11 Memphis charter school applications
The denials at Tuesday night’s board meeting were not unexpected.
June 26, 2019
Here are 7 big ways that Chicago school board meetings are changing
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s newly appointed school board promised to change how the board does its business. They announced seven new rules at their first meeting.
Updated July 19, 2019
Southeast Denver school board candidate favors class size caps, ‘community schools’
Radhika Nath strongly aligns herself with a movement to "flip the board" in November.
June 20, 2019
New schools that want to open in Denver will now have an expiration date
The rule change was quietly adopted by the school board last week.
June 18, 2019
Teachers in the Detroit district’s hardest-to-staff schools will get $3,000 bonus under new agreement
The agreement between the Detroit school district and the union that represents teachers has details that will aid in the recruitment and retention of teachers
Updated June 25, 2019
Longtime parent volunteer is running for school board in northwest Denver
This is the second time Tony Curcio is running for the seat.
June 13, 2019
Denver school board bans use of handcuffs on elementary school students
Handcuffs can still be used on middle and high school students, though the resolution directs Denver Public Schools to significantly decrease the frequency.
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