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Money Trumps All: Reflections On The April School Board Elections

Earlier this month, districts on both sides of the state line in the Kansas City metropolitan area elected slates of school board candidates. At least one of those candidates did not reply to the KC Education Enterprise candidate survey, saying “I have the endorsement of the NEA and the Kansas City Star,” and she thought that was sufficient … Continue reading

November School Board Meetings — Week 3

The Kansas State Board of Education and 21 local school boards met during the third week of November. Kansas State Board of Education Highlights: Considered adopting an official state definition of the phrase “College and Career ready.” Districts throughout the state are phasing in the new national Common Core Standards, which the state board has … Continue reading

Kansas City, Missouri School Board Candidate: Stephen Himes

Campaigns are underway for the Kansas City, Missouri School District Board of Education seat in District 2, and election day will be Tuesday, Nov. 6. The KC Education Enterprise is asking each candidate to respond to a list of questions that may help voters decide how to cast their ballots. Stephen Himes is one two candidates who … Continue reading

Kansas City, Missouri School Board Candidate: Gunnar Hand

Campaigns are underway for the Kansas City, Missouri School District Board of Education seat in District 2, and election day will be Tuesday, Nov. 6. The KC Education Enterprise is asking each candidate to respond to a list of questions that may help voters decide how to cast their ballots. Gunnar Hand is one two candidates who … Continue reading

Kansas Republican Primary: It’s Not Looking Good for the Future of Education Funding

The clock just struck midnight, and it looks like all votes are in from precincts in the Kansas City-metropolitan area in the Kansas Republican primary elections. Education was one of the most important issues in these races, which tended to feature a moderate pitted against one or more conservatives. Almost all of the moderates favored … Continue reading

Political Signs: Homeowner Association Bans Make it Difficult for School Board Candidates to Campaign

Now that the school board elections are last week’s news, let’s talk about signs. During the campaigns, I was corresponding with a number of candidates, and one told me, “It is a bit of a challenge to run for school board.  There is no press coverage.  Forums are few and far between.  Some neighborhoods do … Continue reading

Park Hill School Board Candidate: Edward Stephens

Campaigns are underway for Board of Education seats in ten local districts, and election day will be Tuesday, April 3. The KC Education Enterprise is asking each candidate to respond to a list of questions that may help voters decide how to cast their ballots. Edward Stephens, who is running for election to the Park … Continue reading

How to Choose a School Board Candidate

With school board election campaigns gearing up in Missouri, we thought this article from GreatSchools.org might be of interest — How to Choose a School Board Candidate: What Every Voter Should Know _______________________________ Read our Twitter feed for more education news from local, regional and national sources:http://twitter.com/#!/JW_Martinez _______________________________ Or you can subscribe to the daily … Continue reading

Interested in Running for School Board? Now’s the Time to File

If you have ever considered vying for an elected position on your local school board, now is the time to file. Filing starts in December for school board seats in districts on the Missouri side of the state line in the metropolitan area. The filing deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 17, and elections will take place Tuesday, … Continue reading

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