Tag: School board elections

As public schools grow more diverse, school board elections are largely determined by white voters. See more national education news here

| February 4, 2020
As public schools grow more diverse, school board elections are largely determined by white voters. See more national education news here

It’s well known that America’s teachers don’t look much like the country’s students. It turns out that the voters who elect America’s school boards don’t, either.

A new study appears to be the first of its kind to quantify the demographic mismatch, and it’s sizable. Across four states, including California, researchers estimate that school board voters are much whiter and more affluent than the public school student body.

In districts serving mostly students of color, like San Diego and San Francisco, the disparities are particularly striking, nearly 50 percentage points.

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Candidates sought to run for school board throughout Coconino County

| July 18, 2018
Candidates sought to run for school board throughout Coconino County

There are 11 Coconino County School Districts with governing board vacancies for the Nov. 6 election.

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey encourages residents to get involved in local education by running as volunteer school board members to help shape policies impacting education.

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Back to school in their new dresses. See more Arizona Daily Sun stories here

| August 3, 2016
Back to school in their new dresses. See more Arizona Daily Sun stories here

Nearly 30 Flagstaff girls will start the school year with new outfits after the “One Dress at a Time” giveaway at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Flagstaff.

Handmade dresses, tunics and other items were donated by seamstresses from around the state, and volunteers bought new shirts, tights and underwear for girls ranging from kindergarten through high school to pick out.

The teen room at the club was filled with the garments, including flowered patterns, characters from popular TV shows and colorful designs.

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Free webinars provide info on running for, serving on a public school board

| March 23, 2016
Free webinars provide info on running for, serving on a public school board

Hundreds of school board seats in Arizona will be up for election this November, and the deadline for submitting materials necessary to run is just a few months away.

To assist those who are interested in running for a seat on their local governing board, the Arizona School Boards Association, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that provides leadership and assistance to public school governing boards statewide, has launched its “Do You Have What it Takes? Become a Public School Board Member” campaign.

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