Articles: Policy & Compliance

2/25/2013

This April marks the 30th anniversary of “A Nation at Risk,” the controversial Reagan-era report from the National Commission on Excellence in Education, that laid out the dire conditions of the U.S. public education system and called for government reform.

2/15/2013
california money

When California voters passed Proposition 30 last November, known as the “Temporary Taxes to Fund Education” bill, the nation waited to see what would happen in a bellwether state that often signals coming trends in other states.

2/14/2013

Expanding early education programs and redesigning high schools to prepare students for a high-tech economy were among the educational goals proposed by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

2/12/2013

Successful implementation of Common Core State Standards will depend on principals’ leadership and their ability to work with teachers, parents, and staff to promote the progression of mathematical and literacy skills across grades. To help reach this goal, national nonpr

2/12/2013

New York schools may soon undergo a transformation, with extended learning time, higher-paid “master teachers,” and full-day pre-kindergarten programs in high-need communities, according to Gov.

2/4/2013
Forsyth County kids

The Partnership for the Assessment of College and Career Readiness (PARCC) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SMARTER Balanced) are developing the next generation of assessment tools in line with Common Core.

1/10/2013

Implementing the Common Core represents the biggest change to K12 assessment systems since No Child Left Behind, leading to concerns over the costs of enacting these new standards and tests.

1/9/2013

Students’ at-home media choices may negatively impact in-class performance, says a new study from Common Sense Media, an organization that provides media information to parents.

12/14/2012
As part of Superintendent Jim Capolupo’s typical schedule, he reads with students every week in several schools.

Last August, Superintendent Jim Capolupo stood in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building—a grand building in Washington, D.C. a stone’s throw from the White House—where he was invited to tell his story about his school district, Springfield (Pa.) Public Schools.

12/14/2012
President Barack Obama talks to pupils from Lenora Academy in Snellville, Ga., during a stop at the Varsity restaurant in Atlanta last summer.

What will another President Obama term mean to K12 superintendents and school districts?

12/12/2012

Kerry MuseDigital Learning Leader

12/12/2012

Forty-two states and the District of Columbia allow charter schools to operate, but most of these states need to overhaul their laws governing these schools, according to a report from the Center for Education Reform (CER).

12/12/2012

District of Columbia Public Schools in Washington, D.C.

11/16/2012

Neuroscientist William Jenkins suggests that educators shift the school environment to improve memory and ability to learn.

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