Policy & Compliance

6/13/2012

6/13/2012

The New York State Division of Human Rights lacks jurisdiction to investigate students' civil rights complaints against their public school districts, the state's top court ruled Tuesday.

6/13/2012

It has been two years since the administration’s Race to the Top education competition was implemented, and scholars, advocates, practitioners and journalists are asking whether the program has been effective.

6/12/2012

6/12/2012

Commonwealth Court panel has ruled that the Pennsylvania Department of Education may not withhold state subsidies from a school district for the current school year for a claim made by a charter school alleging underfunding in a previous school year.

6/11/2012

6/11/2012

It had been years since Principal Kathleen Lowry pulled extra desks from the dusty attic of St. Stanislaus, the only Catholic school left in this port city. But after Indiana began offering parents vouchers in the spring of 2011 to pay for private tuition, she had to bring down 30 spare desks and hire three teachers' aides.

6/8/2012

6/8/2012

As expected, Louisiana's largest teachers association, some of its local chapters, and four individual public school teachers have filed two state lawsuits challenging the primary portions of the sweeping education overhaul that Gov. Bobby Jindal signed in April.

6/7/2012

6/7/2012

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today told U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan that it is unacceptable to exclude Vermont and many other rural states from a major federal grant program.

6/7/2012

The head of the Kansas Department of Education said Wednesday it's not certain that the state will be granted its waiver request from the federal government for more flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.

6/7/2012

A veteran superintendent who has led turnaround efforts in four large U.S. districts has started a new venture that he expects will broaden his reach.

6/6/2012

6/6/2012

Hours before the state Court of Appeals was set to consider a lawsuit challenging limits lawmakers placed on North Carolina's public school pre-kindergarten program, the General Assembly on Tuesday pulled back from some of the changes.

6/6/2012

Arne Duncan, the United States secretary of education, said that the country was lagging far behind its international competitors, and that he supported New York’s efforts to implement a reform agenda.

6/6/2012

Gov. Christie lent guarded support to a bill introduced by Democratic legislative leaders Monday that would dramatically reshape higher education in New Jersey by drawing Rutgers-Camden closer to Rowan University and by breaking up the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

6/6/2012

A veteran superintendent who has led turnaround efforts in four large U.S. districts has started a new venture that he expects will broaden his reach.

The Vallas Group, headed by Paul Vallas, former head of the Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans Recovery districts and currently interim superintendent of the Bridgeport (Conn.) Public Schools, is partnering with Dallas-based Cambium Learning Group to bring his school improvement model to more schools in the nation. With experience on projects in Haiti and Chile, Vallas may even bring the model to other countries as well.

6/5/2012

6/5/2012

At Farrand Elementary in Plymouth, the 45 students trained as Bully Busters take their job of eradicating bullying seriously.For some of the kids, who have been bullied themselves, it's a personal mission.

6/5/2012

Blended learning is about to shake up public schools in Indianapolis.

6/5/2012

A new analysis of Minnesota school data finds charter enrollment growth is slowing statewide after years of rapid increases.

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