Equity & Diversity Opinion School Boards' Diversity Problem Goes Deeper Than You Realize
With few Black and brown members, some boards have amplified fringe voices, writes the head of the Leaders of Color organization.
Policy & Politics Opinion Tired of Uninformed School Board Candidates? Try Asking These Questions
Candidates who peddle fear mongering as the cornerstone of their platforms are often clueless about what really goes on in schools.
Law & Courts A School Board Has the Right to Censure a Rogue Member, U.S. Supreme Court Says
The unanimous ruling in the case of a community college board member offers reassurance for K-12 boards riven by internal tensions.
Recruitment & Retention Vision, Your House in Order, and an Extra $20K: What It Now Takes to Hire a Superintendent
Here are six things school boards need to know about today's volatile—and competitive—job market for superintendents.
School & District Management Mask-Mandate Opponents Are Bombarding Districts With Insurance Requests. Here's Why
A right-wing website has inspired people to show up to school board meetings and demand that administrators hand over insurance documents.
Equity & Diversity Pride Flags and Black Lives Matter Signs in the Classroom: Supportive Symbols or Propaganda?
Some districts ban Pride flags and Black Lives Matters signs in the classroom. Teachers are pushing back.
School & District Management Critical Race Theory Fights Have Made Life Miserable for School Board Candidates
Discussing the divisive issue in a way that works with voters is no easy task. Just ask those who've tried it, with mixed results.
Special Report Diversity Matters: How Schools Can Recruit and Retain More People of Color
See how school systems are successfully recruiting and retaining people of color and helping solve for public education's racial imbalance.
Equity & Diversity The Vast Majority of School Boards Lack Latino Voices. What Can Be Done About It?
Diverse school board members mean more opportunities for equitable policies, Latino leaders say.
Equity & Diversity Video Why Latino Representation on School Boards Matters and How to Make it Happen
School board decisions impact every aspect of students' education. A look at the value of Latino representation and work being done to get more elected.
School & District Management 'No Great Option': Why a School District Named After a KKK Leader Is Keeping Its Name
"Somebody's going to get mad at anything we do," board member James Adams said.
Law & Courts In Censure of School Board Member, U.S. Supreme Court Skeptical of First Amendment Claim
The justices weighed the free speech implications of a formal reprimand of a community college board member who violated board rules.
School & District Management Parent Frustrated by School Closures Funnels $600K Into School Board Races
“I really started this to get accountability over the administration who dropped the ball, in my opinion," said the Pa. venture capitalist.