Articles: Policy & Compliance

Finding the True Cost of College

Under the Higher Education Act of 2008, all higher education institutions are required to post a net-price calculator on their Web site by October 2011.

"Hybrid" Schools Model Gets $1 Million Boost

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has awarded $1 million to Rocketship Education, a small nonprofit elementary charter school operator based in San Jose, Calif.

Holding on to Parent Voices

Facing what they see as a potential blow to parents in the "Blueprint for Reform," advocates for parent involvement in schools push back.

School Choice Case Heads to the Supreme Court

On Nov. 3, the Supreme Court heard arguments for a school choice case challenging the precedent set for the Establishment Clause—the separation of church and state.

A School District's Rise from Mediocrity

A North Carolina district, which was plagued with underperforming schools in the 1990s, revamped its leadership, instruction and culture to be a class act for the 21st century—and an example for other districts.

Black Children Still Left Behind

Educators seek new strategies to address persistent achievement gaps and discrimination against African-American students.

HISD's Major Turnaround Effort with Apollo 20 Project

HISD applies innovative methods from successful charter schools and applies them to its 20 lowest performing schools.

Dividing Arizona

Critics say recent state immigration policies are segregating schools.

Voucher Programs Losing Steam in School Choice Debate

Tuition voucher program support has been withering under the Obama administration as it phases out the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.

Two Consortia of States Win Race to the Top Funds

The U.S. Department of Education has earmarked $350 million in Race to the Top grants for states to develop new assessments for the Common Core Standards.

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