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Social distancing is forcing school business to be conducted virtually, putting school boards in the difficult spot of making crucial decisions on spending and other issues without the same level of public input.
April 8, 2020 – Education Week
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

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