Policy & Compliance

6/5/2012

6/5/2012

About a quarter of students enrolled in charter schools in Ohio — more than 18,000 children — attend dropout-recovery schools.

6/4/2012

6/4/2012

Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with the state preparing to shift tens of millions in tax dollars out of the public schools to pay private industry, businesses owners and church pastors to educate children.

6/4/2012

From Pittsburg to Salem, every New Hampshire resident who has a child in public schools or pays property taxes has a stake in Wednesday's House and Senate votes on a proposed constitutional amendment that would largely overturn the landmark 1997 Claremont II court decision on school funding.

6/1/2012

6/1/2012

These are tough days for public schools. Districts across the state are facing cuts while legacy retirement costs explode. School leaders are forced to make incredibly tough decisions about curricula, consolidations, furloughs, and extracurricular activities.

6/1/2012

Iowa's Education Department director says the state will continue its effort to receive a waiver from the federal government's No Child Left Behind Act.

5/31/2012

5/31/2012

 

Oakland County students who are already enrolled in Michigan’s only two cyber charter schools will have more options now that Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law legislation that allows the number of schools offering all classes on computers to increase to 15 by 2015.

5/31/2012

South Dakota lawmakers who earlier this year urged public schools to provide academic instruction on the Bible may need the patience of Job as they wait for schools to embrace the idea.

5/31/2012

National and local education leaders sat around a table Tuesday at the district’s first turnaround school, Brennan-Rogers, and shared ideas about elevating the teaching profession as it relates to education reform.

5/30/2012

5/30/2012

Rudy Crew, the former head of schools in New York City, Miami, Sacramento and Tacoma, is Gov. John Kitzhaber's choice to become Oregon's first "chief education officer." 

5/30/2012

The North Carolina Senate is working on revamping public school policies ranging scrapping job-protecting tenure laws for teachers to protecting home-packed bagged lunches from child nutrition oversight.

5/29/2012

5/29/2012

Vermont has decided to drop its request to the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility in enacting key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law.

5/29/2012

State funding for schools would drop nearly 4 percent under a measure a House committee approved today.

5/29/2012

Amid the ceaseless and cacophonous debates about how to close the achievement gap, we’ve turned away from one tool that has been shown to work: school desegregation.

5/25/2012

5/25/2012

State schools Superintendent Tommy Bice says he prefers that local superintendents keep their school year at 180 days, but he respects their right to make their own decisions on the matter, even if that means cutting days.

5/25/2012

Tens of thousands of North Carolina public school students would leave for private classrooms if they got tuition help of up to $4,000 a year funded by corporations able to donate their money instead of paying state taxes, an analysis showed for legislation introduced Wednesday.

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