Articles: Policy & Compliance

The School Choice Movement Marches Forward in 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.

Will NCLB Regulatory Relief Come in Time?

Educators wonder what NCLB provisions will be lifted, what reform models districts will have to comply with, and whether relief will be approved before the start of school.

Too Many Cooks Spoil the Reform Broth

Educators should stay focused on what's important to students and help them and their families put the acrimonious public debate on education in proper perspective.

Education Reform Must Include the Arts

Arts education can increase student achievement and improve behavior for at-risk students, according to one study.

Failure Is Not an Option in Mansfield (Texas) ISD

Failure Is Not an Option is not just the title of a best-selling book; it's a mantra for many high-performing districts.

How America Can Improve—And Compete—With High-Achieving Countries

The National Center on Education and Economy released a report that outlines key aspects of other educational systems worldwide that are outperforming the U.S.

The Cradle-to-Career Solution

Providing a birth-to-employment education can stop students from falling through the cracks.

Turnaround Principals

New training models have emerged for preparing school leaders to transform low-achieving schools.

Is the Reauthorization of ESEA in Sight?

Roughly 82 percent of schools will face sanctions for failing to make AYP under the current regulations of NCLB.

D.C. Vouchers: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program has become a ghost town since the Obama administration began phasing out the controversial voucher program. It has seen signs of a revival, however.

Equity and Access for All

Michele Hancock, recently hired superintendent of Kenosha (Wis.) Unified School District No. 1, is transforming all practices, programs and policies to ensure they meet the needs of all students.

Memphis City Schools Will Merge After a Landmark Vote

Memphis (Tenn.) City Schools will forfeit its charter after a landmark vote in the city on March 8 mandated the district allow Shelby County—its neighboring suburban district—to regain control of its school system.

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