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Centuries of fighting over racial justice, federalism, and taxation has left us a tangled web of K-12 governance. It’s time to start untangling.
January 8, 2020 – Education Week
In Ohio, enrollments in charters were linked with modest declines in votes cast in odd-year school board elections.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Despite frustrations, the state's new school funding structure is winning praise for providing more money and spending autonomy for schools serving needy students.
August 20, 2014 – Education Week
Douglas County, Colo., voters are poised to register a verdict on the high-profile policy changes that have been taking place in their suburban district.
October 30, 2013 – Education Week
A massive influx of outside cash has turned a local campaign into a national showdown between the teachers' union and deep-pocketed education activists.
March 6, 2013 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
A 2001 California law has spurred some school systems to pick board members by subdistricts to increase diversity.
February 27, 2013 – Education Week
Local school boards are complaining about what they see as the federal government's overreach into K-12 schools.
February 6, 2013 – Education Week
School boards have many responsibilities, chief among them is student learning, writes Traci Elizabeth Teasley.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week
Louisiana superintendents are empowered to hire and fire teachers without board approval—and take the heat—under a new state law.
August 2, 2012 – Education Week

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