Policy & Compliance

1/27/2014

1/27/2014

A Buddhist family sued Sabine Parish School Board for violating their right to religious freedom. The lawsuit contains a shocking list of religious indoctrination.

1/27/2014

Virginia lawmakers tempted to thrust local public school divisions back into the government prayer wars should be prepared to defend the mandate in court.

1/27/2014

Five charter schools in Broward County ended last school year in "deteriorating financial condition," spending more money than they took in, district auditors said Thursday.

1/27/2014

Parents of students at Bay City Academy, a charter school with three locations on the city's East Side, say they are upset and perplexed following the unexpected departure this week of the school's principal and superintendent.

1/27/2014

Principals, teachers, and other staff members at two Boston schools slated for state takeovers have been put on notice: They will likely be asked to reapply for their jobs in the coming months, a move that could lead to a mass exodus from Dever and Holland elementary schools.

1/15/2014

1/15/2014

When residents of Macomb County, Mich., tune into Pandora internet radio, they may be surprised to hear ads selling something quite different from landscaping, new cars or home repair services.

12/9/2013

12/9/2013

School districts in Pennsylvania have been told to remove unconstitutional speech limits after a federal appeals court struck down one district’s policy.

12/9/2013

The dog-eat-dog and winner-take-all mentality of China's school system isn't just making children unhappy and unhealthy -- it's also causing cheating and bribery, leading to an unfair and unequal school system.

12/9/2013

An elementary school in Frisco, Texas is believed to be the first in the state to violate “The Merry Christmas Law” after they banned Christmas trees and the colors red & green from an upcoming “winter” party.

11/18/2013

11/18/2013

The Alabama Department of Education is monitoring Selma's school district and has drafted a more than 80-page corrective plan after probing allegations of sexual misconduct and administrators pressuring teachers to change students' grades.

11/18/2013

Five Syracuse schools will have more time to teach their children next year, and they will get help from national experts on how to use that extra time.

11/18/2013

Dallas ISD is exploring ways to reopen several schools that were closed over the past two years in a cost-saving move.

11/18/2013

The question put to jurors today is was architect Tony Pope a criminal or a sloppy record keeper? The evidence is in and prosecutors and defenses attorneys are making their closing arguments today to the jurors hearing the racketeering and theft trial against Pope and his ex-wife Pat Reid, the former chief operating officers for DeKalb County Schools.

11/13/2013

11/13/2013

Eighteen states have made cyberbullying a crime, and every state except Montana has passed anti-bullying legislation. Most schools have developed policies in line with those laws as about half of young people report having been harassed online, according to the Cyberbullying Research Center.

10/23/2013

10/23/2013

As widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards moves ever closer, the initiative is coming under attack from both the left and right. But school district leaders must ignore the politics and focus on the practical realities of implementation: costs, technology, and training.

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