Policy & Compliance

10/9/2013

10/9/2013

Ann Arbor Public Schools officials are considering banning dogs and other pets from school property while class is in session after years of operating under an ambiguous policy.

10/9/2013

In addition to a multitude of construction projects and repairs made over the summer, the Bayonne school district has upgraded its internet infrastructure by going wireless, which will allow the school to prepare for the Common Core by moving tests online.

10/9/2013

The state Department of Education has released the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile, with information on each individual public school, including charter, cyber-charter, and vocational-technical schools.

10/9/2013

Many charter school parents and teachers are upset over some proposals by Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio, which include ending the practice of allowing charter schools to share space in buildings with traditional public schools.

10/9/2013

Mayoral candidate Martin J. Walsh today announced a plan to bolster large district high schools in Boston, rolling out a policy on his opponent’s marquee issue: education.

10/9/2013

Controversial legislation recently introduced by a Milwaukee lawmaker would allow new charter schools to open across the state without the blessing of local school districts. If it passes, the proposal by Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) would dramatically change the system for chartering schools in Wisconsin.

10/8/2013

10/8/2013

A panel of educational leaders tackled the issue of testing Monday morning as part of NBC’s fourth annual Education Nation Summit, a three-day series of panels and discussions exploring “What It Takes” to ensure students are prepared for college and careers.

10/8/2013

Academic research generally has found that, all other factors being held equal, you pay somewhat more for houses in highly rated school districts compared with homes in neighborhoods where the schools have lower ratings and test results.

10/7/2013

10/7/2013

As the government shutdown and the sequester wear on, more young children will be deprived of crucial services that are to help them succeed at school and escape poverty.

10/7/2013

Charter schools offered free space in city educational facilities are actually a bargain for New York taxpayers, a new study shows.

10/7/2013

More than 250 separate complaints were sent to the state, depicting deficiencies in the city's cash-strapped schools that allegedly violate state or federal laws.

10/7/2013

A group of determined parents from four Florida counties say the state’s public schools are unsafe, underfunded, inefficient and ineffective.

10/4/2013

10/4/2013

A lawsuit challenging the petition-gathering process that got a $950 million school-tax proposal on the November ballot was filed late Wednesday, according to a group opposing the measure.

10/4/2013

A bid to restore a South Side elementary school building's connection to track star Jesse Owens after a name change earlier this year that many considered culturally tone-deaf will face a final vote later this month.

10/4/2013

Leonard J. Kerpelman, a Baltimore lawyer and gadfly who successfully argued a landmark Supreme Court case in 1963 that led to a ban on state-supported prayer in public schools, died on Sept. 26 in Baltimore. He was 88.

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