Policy & Compliance

9/11/2013

9/11/2013
Nearly a year after voters trounced Tom Luna’s Students Come First proposals in a referendum, the state schools superintendent acknowledged he did not do enough to make the plan transparent or to involve Idahoans.
9/11/2013
A teacher's quest to discourage his students from mindlessly reciting information.
9/11/2013
State schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson called Tuesday for the state Senate to overhaul California’s standardized testing system despite the threat that the changes could result in the loss of millions in federal education dollars.

9/10/2013

9/10/2013
Former state Education Commissioner Tony Bennett said he felt “vindicated” by a new report on a grade-changing flap in Indiana that led to his resignation in Florida.
9/10/2013
A long era of corruption-fueled dysfunction in Mexico may slowly be drawing to a close. The Mexican legislature last week summoned a special kind of courage to defy one of the most powerful vestiges of old-style machine politics: the national teachers unions.
9/10/2013
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is seeing pockets of success at both the charter schools he aggressively promotes and city schools that sometimes compete with the rival charters for students and resources.
9/10/2013
Several national groups were recently approved to move into north Baton Rouge and start charter schools over the next few years, but the Louisiana Department of Education has yet to make a critical decision, picking which ones will land space in the seven schools the state operates there.
9/10/2013
Instead of cutting back on phys ed classes, Urban Dove Team Charter School in New York is using sports as a hook to draw in at-risk students.

9/9/2013

9/9/2013
It is no secret today that U.S. public schools are slipping quickly behind other developed nations in every subject. This problem is not one of funding, it is a problem of politics in public education.
9/9/2013
Under the new law, newly-hired employees must undergo fingerprint-based checks of state and national criminal records databases. Current employees will have to undergo national background checks before the start of the 2016-2017 academic year.
9/9/2013

When offered a choice, Palm Beach County parents are increasingly opting to place their children in charter schools to obtain a public education.

9/9/2013

A complete failure. That’s how the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty rates the City of Milwaukee’s policy of giving Milwaukee Public Schools the authority to sell or lease the district’s unused school buildings.

9/9/2013

Lunch is in the classroom instead of a cafeteria, and students rely on public transportation rather than school buses to get to Longleaf School of the Arts in downtown Raleigh. But you won’t hear students complain.

9/6/2013

9/6/2013
High-stakes teacher accountability, merit pay, shuttering “failing” schools—are believed to be essential if public schools are ever going to get better. And these maxims underlie the commitment to charter schools and vouchers.
9/6/2013
On Wednesday, A Step Up Academy, a new K1 school in Jenkintown, Pa. catering to the needs of children with autism, opened its doors. There are currently just two students enrolled.

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