Policy & Compliance

8/30/2013

8/30/2013
Since the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., schools across the nation, including those in North Texas, have been ramping up their security. In the Savannah subdivision northwest of Frisco, Texas, people are paying an extra $2.50 in their monthly water bills to put one police officer at the Denton ISD school. The money collected covers a full-time salary.

8/29/2013

8/29/2013
Maryland saw a dramatic decrease in the number of its elementary schools that received the highest rating for academic progress under a tough new school ranking system, according to results the state released Tuesday.
8/29/2013
The Education Department has been giving some states waivers from the education law's requirements, including those to collect and publish data about students and then use the results to pinpoint problem schools.

8/28/2013

8/28/2013
Some of Louisiana’s larger parishes, including Lafayette, Caddo, Rapides, Ouachita and Orleans, are lagging in providing the amount of computers and network connectivity needed in classrooms to meet minimum state standards for providing services and administering mandatory online testing in 2015.
8/28/2013
To close the gender gap in New York City science classrooms, City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn would create five new science schools exclusively for girls. Quinn unveiled her bold plan to boost female participation in STEM at a Monday press conference in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
8/28/2013
As tens of millions of pupils across the country begin their school year, charter networks are developing what amounts to a youth cult in which teaching for two to five years is seen as acceptable and, at times, even desirable.
8/28/2013
Two new similar Texas laws go into effect next week that stop campus police from writing tickets to any student under the age of 17. The intent is for Texas schools to handle the students first using their own code of conduct instead of issuing them a ticket for a Class C misdemeanor for things like fighting, drugs, or disrupting class.
8/28/2013
With 48 schools closed (and two more set to close), some 12,000 students had to find their way to new schools, sometimes through dangerous neighborhoods. Budget cuts and controversy over teacher evaluations loom, but the top concern is safety of students in transit.
8/28/2013
With a “yes” vote for regionalization, the voters of South Hunterdon will create a more sustainable school district and more options for the way we provide and fund education in New Jersey.
8/28/2013
In a struggling neighborhood filled with kids from struggling families, two of the city’s worst-performing schools are on diverging paths. Orchard Gardens, the turnaround success, gets all the press. The Higginson/Lewis gets whatever’s left over.

8/27/2013

8/27/2013
Recently, the Associated Press, Education Next (EdNext) and PDK/Gallup each released polls on Americans' views on a range of education issues. The surveys covered a lot of ground, but a few unifying themes emerged.
8/27/2013
School districts are usually left picking up the tab for the courses, which sometimes means losing out on millions in state funding when students head back to their respective home schools.
8/27/2013
Conventional wisdom held that liberals and teachers supported the new Common Core curriculum standards.

8/26/2013

8/26/2013
Rather than transferring 2,219 students from the 42 failing schools, the problem should be addressed at each of these schools where the problem originated.
8/26/2013
In one stroke, the most-contentious issue dominating politics and policies across the state would be transformed, with new winners – and new losers. Would this change be for the better?

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