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City Council hears litany of concerns in a hearing about forming new school board

Who can serve? Why should the board be elected? Parents and activists spoke passionately about these issues and more during two hours of testimony.


SRC votes to dissolve, taking first step toward local control of schools

The tally was 3-1, with one abstention. The School Reform Commission has governed the District for 16 years. A new Board of Education is expected to start on July 1.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Avi Wolfman-Arent breaking news

Kenney administration is moving to set up transition from SRC to local control

"Friends of" groups are being asked to suggest names for a nominating committee and for a new nine-member Board of Education.


SRC gives Hite a raise and a contract extension

The school superintendent was praised for bringing 'increased stability' and 'positive momentum' to the District.


With Kenney's blessing, community schools initiative takes flight