School & District Management How to Recruit and Retain School Board Members of Color
Pay, staffing, and support are key ingredients to persuade people of color to run for their local school board, experts say.
School & District Management Conservative Advocates Vow Continued Push for School Board Seats Despite Middling Midterms
Groups like Moms for Liberty failed to ignite a wave of local school board takeovers but still plan to invest in such races.
School & District Management Why National Advocates Are Getting More Involved in School Board Elections
Outside political groups have spent millions in campaigns for school board members that represent their views.
School & District Management Nearly Two-Thirds of School Board Members Set to Step Down, Survey Finds
An advocacy group's report says the expected turnover provides an opportunity to create more diverse school boards.
School & District Management Video How a High School Student Became a School Board Member
This high school senior in Idaho beat out an incumbent to become his city's first student school board member. Here's how.
School & District Management Q&A An Idaho Student Won a School Board Seat. He Has a Message for Students Everywhere
Shiva Rajbhandari defeated an incumbent candidate this September on a platform for student voice.
Families & the Community 'Parental Rights' Poised to Be Hot Issue in School Board Races
A fast-growing conservative group is pushing a parents' rights pledge for school board candidates.
Equity & Diversity After Debate Citing Indoctrination and Nazis, Miami-Dade School Board Rejects LGBTQ Month
The board voted 8-1 against recognizing October as LGBTQ History Month and teaching 12th graders about two landmark Supreme Court cases.
Equity & Diversity Texas School District Imposes Broad Restrictions on Transgender Students' Rights
The policy addresses bathroom use, students' pronouns, and library books, and it prohibits discussion of gender fluidity in the classroom.
Equity & Diversity Texas School District Rejects ‘In God We Trust’ Signs Featuring Rainbows, Arabic
Under a new law, Texas public schools are required to hang posters emblazoned with “In God We Trust” if someone donates a poster.
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.