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Illinois Idea: School Busing no Longer Free or Required

Local school districts would no longer be required to bus students to school or could charge students fees to ride under a plan being considered by the Illinois State Board of Education.

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Mich. Teachers Call 10% Pay Cut Illegal, Threaten Lawsuit

Teachers in the Madison School District said the Board of Education there violated the law by imposing a 10% pay cut last week that is retroactive to the beginning of the current school year.

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Charter Closures Affect More Than 3,500 Mo. Students

More than 3,500 students will be displaced when a network of St. Louis charter schools run by Virginia-based Imagine Schools Inc. closes in what may be the largest shutdown of its kind in the United States.

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Dysart Ariz. Unified School District Weighs Gifted-Program Change

The future of one gifted and talented classroom at Canyon Ridge Elementary School in Surprise is uncertain as Dysart Unified School District officials consider changes to its gifted offerings.

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Mo. Senate Passes Education Overhaul Legislation

Struggling school districts in Missouri could see significant changes under two pieces of education legislation passed Thursday by the Missouri Senate.

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Aberdeen (Miss.) Public School District Faces State Takeover

Mississippi state education officials who already are overseeing seven struggling public school districts are considering taking over an eighth one despite limited resources.

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Vouchers, Testing-Driven Education Reform on a Collision Course?

Conservative approaches to education reform may in the next few years encounter a fateful fork in the road.

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Proposed Alabama School Budget Contains Cuts

An Alabama Senate committee approved an education budget that reduces funding for public schools and universities, cuts teaching jobs and enlarges class sizes for the 2012-2013 school year.

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Education Innovation Heats Up in the Desert

The ASU Skysong Education Innovation Summit has become the can’t-miss education innovation event of the year in just the three years since it was founded.

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Malloy's Education Consultant Arouses Union Fears

For months, Leeds Global Partners, a New York-based firm specializing in educational issues as "attractive investment opportunities," has been closely involved in developing Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed school reforms.

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