Six candidates vying for three seats on the Muskegon Board of Education in the Nov. 3 election

MUSKEGON, MI – Six candidates are vying for three open seats on the Muskegon Board of Education in the Nov. 3 general election.

Muskegon Public Schools is one of the largest districts in the county with 3,514 registered students this fall.

School board trustees serve six-year terms and are tasked with a variety of jobs including, approving an annual budget, hire and evaluate the superintendent, and adopting policies that give the district administration direction to set priorities and achieve its goals.

Three of the candidates – Zachary Anderson, Billie Bruce and Louis Churchwell – are incumbents seeking reelection.

The other three candidate are new challengers – Kwame Kamau James, Nicholas Sima and Jonathan Witmer.

Here is some background information provided by each of the candidates:

  • Anderson, 27, attended Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and now works as a consultant. He has served on the Muskegon school board for the past
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Ohio state school board has 6 of 11 elected seats up for grabs

Catherine Candisky
| The Columbus Dispatch

Voters are electing six members of the state Board of Education this year, including three representing the central Ohio area.

The half-dozen seats are among the 11 elected positions on the board. Another eight members are appointed by the governor.

The 19-member panel creates policy and makes recommendations for K-12 education, and hires the state superintendent.

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While members are elected in nonpartisan races, the board has been political at times. Most recently, the board sparred over a resolution ultimately approved 12-5 in July condemning hate speech and racism in schools, directing the Department of Education to review curriculum models and tests for racial bias, and requiring bias training for employees.

The resolution followed the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man killed while in the custody of Minneapolis police, triggering protests across the nation. Conservatives

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Eight candidates seek three seats on Sayreville Board of Education

SAYREVILLE – Eight candidates are seeking three available three-year terms on the Sayreville Board of Education in the Nov. 3 election.

The terms of board members Phyllis Batko, Christopher Callahan, Danielle Pieloch and Karen Rubio will end in December. Batko and Rubio are not seeking re-election.

The candidates seeking the terms are Callahan, Pieloch, Syed Muhammed S. Ali, Jessica Esposito, Eloy Fernandez, Zoe Katsilis, Alison Napolitano and Eileen Pabon.

Callahan has worked for the Woodbridge Township School District for 18 years, the last 10 years at the district level, and is the supervisor of technology. He is also an adjunct professor at Middlesex County College in the mathematics department.

Before becoming an educator, he worked in the IT (information technology) industry for companies such as IBM, NCR, AT&T and CommVault.

A Sayreville resident since 1984 and a graduate of Sayreville War Memorial High School, he has served on the school

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2020 Election: Texas Board of Education, Austin ISD board seats

There are several State Board of Education seats on the ballot, as well as Austin Board of Trustees seats.

AUSTIN, Texas — While the presidential race is at the top of the ticket this November, down the ballot, Central Texans will make decisions that will impact the way children are taught in classrooms.

“You know, in many ways it’s, it’s more important, I think, than even elections at the State or federal level because those are the individuals who are close to home,” said Glenda Ballard, a lifelong educator and the associate vice president of graduate and professional studies at St. Edward’s University. “Those are the individuals who are most nearly going to reflect the values of the area and are going to impact the same decisions that are ultimately made.”

Let’s look at some of what’s on the ballot that directly impacts education in Central Texas. 

There are 15

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