Articles: Policy & Compliance


Kerry MuseDigital Learning Leader


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).


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


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


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

Parents from Desert Trails School

Desert Trails Elementary School in Adelanto, Calif. has been on the federal watch list for failing schools for six years, with only one-third of sixth-graders at grade level in reading and math.


On Election Day, California voters passed Proposition 30, a temporary tax increase that will prevent a nearly $6 billion cut to the state’s public schools. Backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, the proposition is the first general tax increase passed in the state in two decades. It will increase sales taxes by a quarter of a cent for four years on the state’s base rate of 7.25 percent, and income taxes for those earning more than $250,000 for seven years.


Odvard Egil DyrliAfter serving as editor-in-chief of District Administr

Hite with Philly kids walk to school

When William Hite Jr. introduced himself as a candidate for superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia in a community meeting earlier this year, he read from a list of student concerns he had jotted down on a slip of paper.


Five years ago, a pair of science teachers at Woodland Park (Colo.) High School turned their pedagogical approach upside down.


Evaluating teachers—whether casually or more rigorously, annually or less frequently—has long been part of the job description of many a principal and assistant principal, who often have relied on occasional observations to make their judgments.