The Answer Sheet: school board

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 05/23/2013

The billionaires lose one

Big money doesn't always win the day. At least it didn't in a school board race in Los Angeles.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:02 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Reformer Loses L.A. School Board Vote, School Boards

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Proposed Loudoun charter gets initial 'no' vote

A three-member select committee of the Loudoun School Board have voted against recommending that the full panel approve what would be the first public charter school in the county because of questions involving curriculum and other operational issues.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:16 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charter Schools, Full School Board to decide

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 09/15/2010

Texas considers how Islam is portrayed in textbooks

The Texas Board of Education finally adopted its social studies standards a few weeks ago, seeming to put an end to the a huge controversy that erupted when critics accused religious fundamentalists of rewriting American history. Now, apparently, it is taking up a new issue: How students should learn about Islam.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:51 PM ET, 09/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  History | Tags:  social studies standards, texas and islam, texas and social studies, texas and standards, texas board of education, texas islam rule, texas school board

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 07/22/2010

Wake County diversity battle

“Idea intrigues Wake school board factions.” That’s the headline in a story in North Carolina’s News & Observer today. I know what some of you are thinking about school boards. Stop it. What's the idea?

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:30 AM ET, 07/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Equity | Tags:  arrests in wake county, busing in wake county, controlled choice, diversity issues, wake county and busing, wake county and diversity, wake county school board

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 06/18/2010

Detroit school board head quits after complaint alleging inappropriate behavior

In the category of you can't make up this stuff, the Detroit Board of Education president quits after the schools superintendent accuses him of inappropriate behavior.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:20 PM ET, 06/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  board president resigns, detroit board of education, otis mathis, school board

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 09/10/2009

Who Is Right in Fairfax Schools Contract Issue?

A coalition of Fairfax County parents groups and teachers unions are upset at what they say was little public input into an expected decision tonight by the School Board to extend the control of Jack Dale, the schools superintendent. This...

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:03 PM ET, 09/10/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County Public Schools | Tags:  Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax County School Board, Jack Dale, teenagers and sleep