Entry from US English dictionary
A body of officials elected or appointed to oversee a local or statewide school system or systems. Compare with school board.
- The superintendent, she said, has already commissioned a committee to study the issue and make a recommendation to the local board of education.
- The ministry thus pits local boards of education, which are financially beholden to the central government, against teachers…
- The article provides an overview of the controversy with a nice map of the anti-evolution proposals that have been put forth in this century by state boards of education, state legislatures, and local boards of education.
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Syllabification: board of ed·u·ca·tion
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