Articles: Policy & Compliance

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.

Special Report: States of Debate: The Golden State Loses Its Luster

After having a rich and unique history as an education leader, California starts to crumble under fiscal uncertainty. The third in a three state series.

The Hype Behind Charter Schools

Do we know enough about charter schools to justify a significant expansion in this educational model?

Reforms Aplenty

In just one year, there have been more education reforms proposed and enacted than in the preceding decade.

SPECIAL REPORT: States of Debate: The Die-Hard Communicator

Margaret Smith, the superintendent of Volusia County (Fla.) School District, uses her collaborative leadership style to get the job done.

The Next Generation of Science Standards

As the nation prepares for common core standards in math and English language arts, a framework to guide new science standards is getting closer.

Film Exposes Rights Denied to Children

Documentary film, A Right Denied: The Critical Need for Genuine School Reform, examines the need for children of all economic backgrounds in the United States have the same education.

SPECIAL REPORT: States of Debate: Lone Star

In education, Texas has been a source of both controversy and innovation. The First of a Three State Series.

Race for Reform

Terry Grier, the new superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, moves quickly to improve teacher quality and student performance.

K12 Groups Protect Open Membership Policies

Group hopes to uphold the right of a public school to deny recognition to a student organization that does not comply with the school's open membership policies.

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