Policy & Compliance

5/17/2012

5/17/2012

David Coleman, an architect of the common core curriculum standards that are being adopted in nearly all 50 states, will become the president of the College Board, starting in October.

5/17/2012

The increasing role of standardized testing in U.S. classrooms is triggering pockets of rebellion across the country from school officials, teachers and parents who say the system is stifling teaching and learning.

5/16/2012

5/16/2012

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed the education reform bill into law during a formal ceremony.

5/16/2012

Lawyers for the state Department of Education began their defense in a federal special-education lawsuit brought by the Chester Upland (Penn.) School District, saying that no law had been violated and that the district had done too little to solve its own problems.

5/16/2012

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation to increase the number of cyber charter schools and opened up eligibility for dual enrollment programs.

5/16/2012

Washington County civil court trial involving middle-school bullying ended in favor of the Beaverton (Wash.) School District last week. 

5/16/2012

Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday vetoed a bill that would have enacted sweeping changes to the state's online-education system.

5/15/2012

5/15/2012

If the School Reform Commission and Chief Recovery Officer Thomas Knudsen have their way, we may witness the end of public education in Philadelphia.

5/15/2012

Wisconsin's application for flexibility under the federal No Child Left Behind law is at risk of being denied, according to a federal review that found the state's proposal for holding schools accountable vague and deficient.

5/14/2012

5/14/2012

But the state responds that it had all the information requested from and offered by Fulton Science Academy Middle School.

5/14/2012

The financial impact of Clayton Valley High's charter conversion on the Mt. Diablo Unified School District has become a test case for the California State Board of Education.

5/11/2012

5/11/2012

A legislative panel decided on Thursday to drop efforts to move forward with charter school and school flexibility legislation, which was one of the top agenda items for Republican lawmakers and Gov. Robert Bentley going into this session.

5/11/2012

The Ohio Senate on Wednesday approved a plan to hold back some third-graders not reading at grade level. But Gov. John Kasich, who originally proposed the concept, said the Senate’s version undermines his vision to improve education.

5/11/2012

A bill giving tax breaks to parents who send their children to private school or educate them at home advanced Wednesday in the Senate, despite a panel's 3-2 vote against it.

5/10/2012

5/10/2012

In a sweeping education deal with lawmakers and teacher unions here, Gov. Dannel Malloy gave ground on some of his farthest-reaching proposals but contended the compromise was still a historic overhaul of public-school policy in a state that has proved resistant to change.

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