Articles: Policy & Compliance

9/29/2011

After more than a decade of writing about educational accountability, I have come to a conclusion that we can't wait for Washington, or for that matter, any state capital, to get accountability right.

9/29/2011

Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools class warfare

Simon & Schuster, $28
9/29/2011

For at-risk students who stand little chance of going to college, or even finishing high school, a growing number of districts have found a solution: Give them an early start in college while they still are in high school.

9/29/2011

Enrolling in college was not part of the path for graduates of the San Antonio (Texas) Independent School District, where 93 percent of students are economically disadvantaged.

9/29/2011

Celina (Texas) Independent School District, roughly 100 miles north of Dallas, has 2,000 students across its four school campuses—and they're all Bobcats, says Lizzy Kloiber, secondary curriculum director, referring to the district's unifying mascot.

9/29/2011

As states now begin their transition to the Common Core State Standards, seven organizations have united to provide advice on issues related to the implementations of the mathematics curriculum and assessments.

9/23/2011

Before and during the tenure of Florida's former education commissioner, Eric J.

9/23/2011

National Conference on District-Charter Collaborations

9/1/2011

In August, as the back-to-school clothing and supplies were hitting the stores, Miami-Dade County (Fla.) Public Schools launched its own new "product line of services" to its student clientele, including additional magnet schools, a conservatory for the arts, salad bars,

9/1/2011

An estimated 8,000 people made the trip to Capitol Hill on July 29-31 for the Save Our Schools March.

9/1/2011

Synergy Charter Academy, which is one of three charter schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District operated by the husband-wife team of Meg and Randy Palisoc, spent its first six years (2004-2010) in a cramped church space in south LA.

7/1/2011
children holding hands

For administrators, teachers, students and their families in some districts, summer isn't what it used to be.

7/1/2011

The Common Core State Standards are bringing some changes to curricula across the country—but not just in the classroom.

7/1/2011

In just the first six months of 2011, 10 states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation supporting school voucher or scholarship tax credit programs. This has been a big year for school advocates.

7/1/2011
President Bush

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan perhaps reached his breaking point in early June when he gave Congress an ultimatum to fix No Child Left Behind or he would begin issuing waivers to districts facing sanctions under the bill.

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