Policy & Compliance

4/9/2012

4/9/2012

Last year, Illinois lawmakers passed a status-quo-busting school reform bill that boosted education across the state. It was a proud moment for Illinois.

4/9/2012

It's 7:30 a.m. and the chief of the Los Angeles Unified School District briskly launches a powwow on the sensitive topic of how to place the strongest math teachers with the weakest students.

4/9/2012

More than two years after California's "parent trigger" law was enacted, things haven't worked out the way school reformers had planned or opponents had feared.

4/9/2012

Students like Delano Coffy are at the heart of brewing political fights and court battles over whether public dollars should go to school vouchers to help make private schools more affordable.

4/6/2012

4/6/2012

Detroit Public Schools is creating a hybrid system within the district this fall by converting 10 high schools into "self-governing" buildings, with a five-member board controlling the schools' budget, operations and hiring.

4/6/2012

Louisiana's Senate has put Gov. Bobby Jindal on the verge of winning a historic makeover of public education in the state with two votes Wednesday for bills that would diminish teacher tenure, alter the power of local school boards and establish a statewide private school voucher program.

4/6/2012

In an interview at The Atlantic's " Jobs & Economy of the Future: Educating the Next Generation to Compete" Town Hall , U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan pressed his case on the urgent need for America's public schools to "get better faster than we ever have."

4/6/2012

Six-year-old Colton Zajackowski sat at a table Wednesday, reading a book called "The Hungry Giant's Soup" to his teacher Theresa Matz.

4/6/2012

Some of the most recognizable names in New York City education—including former schools Chancellor Joel Klein and educator Geoffrey Canada—have formed a group that will work to sustain Mayor Michael Bloomberg's school-reform efforts after he leaves office.

4/5/2012

4/5/2012

The Arizona law that prohibits school districts from teaching classes, like the Mexican American Studies classes taught at Tucson Unified School District, says schools can’t teach courses designed “primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group.”

4/5/2012

A gay high school student in Ohio who claims his freedom of expression was violated over a T-shirt is taking his school district to federal court.

4/5/2012

The state Department of Education will consider 32 applications to open new charter schools across the state including proposals focused on science, fashion and performing arts instruction, a department spokesman said Tuesday.

4/3/2012

4/3/2012

The Los Angeles public school system will notify parents within 72 hours when a teacher at their child's school has been removed from the classroom on allegations of sexual misconduct against students, officials said Friday.

4/3/2012

Louisiana teachers have planned another rally for Wednesday at the state Capitol, the day when the key parts of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s education reform package try to clear what could be their final hurdle.

4/2/2012

4/2/2012

When Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson created a task force to cool down a brouhaha over a new school grading formula, he tapped Miami-Dade schools chief Alberto Carvalho and other superintendents, principals, teachers and parents.

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