School Choice

2/3/2012

2/3/2012

A committee of the Vermont Senate heard from parents and educators who want to expand the limited school choice now available in the state.

1/27/2012

1/27/2012

This week is National School Choice Week -- a well-orchestrated PR event to celebrate "school choice."

1/27/2012

Obama is right to say that the minimum requirements set by No Child Left Behind, in the ten years the law has been in effect, have done little to shrink the achievement gap, and to consider an alternative. But it’s too early to know if Race to the Top is the right one.

1/26/2012

1/26/2012

When shown successful school reform models elsewhere in the world, politicians and educators alike often scoff that there are no lessons for America.

1/26/2012

For a moment, try to envision an America where, regardless of how much money you make or where you live, the government empowered you - even encouraged you - to send your children to better schools.

1/24/2012

1/24/2012

In the best showing in South Florida, the Monroe County school district ranked eighth in the list of 67 school districts in a ranking released on Monday by the Florida Department of Education.

1/23/2012

1/23/2012

A plethora of educational issues will dominate the Colorado political landscape in 2012. Most of them will produce conflict due to competition for limited resources and, in particular, participants with dramatically different educational philosophies.

1/23/2012

Will the fourth time be the charm for charter schools in Washington? Two companion bills are working their ways through Washington's Senate and House to create charter schools and "Transformation Zone Districts."

1/20/2012

1/20/2012

In his State of the State address, California Gov. Jerry Brown calls for limits on standardized tests and wants reduced roles for the U.S. and state in local schools.

1/17/2012

1/17/2012

Lagging state funding and declining births put more pressure on school officials to find ways to entice and retain students.

1/12/2012

1/12/2012

In a progress report Tuesday on New York's Race to the Top grant, the U.S. Education Department said it has concerns about the state's lack of recent progress on new data and teacher-evaluation systems.

1/2/2012

1/2/2012

Six suburban school districts were disappointed by a Jackson County judge’s decision Friday against temporarily halting the transfer of students from the unaccredited Kansas City Public Schools to outlying districts.

12/23/2011

12/23/2011

Six decades after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down “separate but equal” schools for blacks and whites, segregation is growing because of charter schools, privately run public schools that educate 1.8 million U.S. children.

12/12/2011

12/12/2011

As schools across California bemoan increasing class sizes, the Alliance Technology and Math Science High School has boosted class size — on purpose — to an astonishing 48. The students work at computers most of the school day.

12/2/2011

12/2/2011

Legislation that would allow the state to pay private school tuition fees for some low-income students who live in neighborhoods in which they are surrounded by failing public schools is wending its way through the Legislature.

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