Policy & Compliance

7/18/2012

7/18/2012

Wake County Schools mixed up year-round tracks which forced hundreds of students to be marked down as absent. Parents were confused when school officials contacted them over their absent children.

7/18/2012

School districts surrounding Lansing are doing a brisk business in transfer requests for the coming year, a point worth noting for everyone with a stake in the Lansing School District.

7/17/2012

7/17/2012

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation announced an innovative education database system, the Education Resource Information Navigator Project (ERIN Project).

7/16/2012

7/16/2012

Back to school time has arrived for those students on the year-round schedule, but the debate continues over whether learning improves with shorter, more frequent breaks.

7/16/2012

When Principal Greta Hawkins, backed by the Department of Education, ordered that the song “Proud to be an American” be stricken from a kindergarten program, she sparked a debate about the efficacy of patriotic expression.

7/16/2012

New netTrekker Search empowers teachers to deliver more motivating, engaging, differentiated learning experience that is aligned with state and Common Core standards.

7/13/2012

7/13/2012

Chicago Public Schools'proposed budget for the coming school year drew boos and hisses from more than 200 teachers and community activists who packed a public hearing at Malcolm X College's auditorium.

7/13/2012

In the first case of its kind, the American Civil Liberties Union is charging that the state of Michigan and a Detroit area school district have failed to adequately educate children, violating their "right to learn to read" under an obscure state law.

7/13/2012

Los Angeles school officials are fighting a court order, which took effect Wednesday, that would set aside more classroom seats for charter schools — even if that means traditional schools will lose space for parent centers, computer labs, academic intervention and other services.

7/13/2012

By the time summer's over, many families can't wait for school to start. Working parents have struggled to find camps or babysitting, kids are bored and teachers fret over "summer slide" – the academic losses that research shows hits kids from poor families hardest.

7/13/2012

After a six-month battle to purge teachers and administrators at 24 low-performing schools, the Bloomberg administration retreated Wednesday and said the schools should plan for the return of the same employees in the fall.

7/13/2012

While coed classrooms are often seen as the norm in traditional American schools today, that may change in the not-too-distant future.

7/12/2012

7/12/2012

For the fourth time in 16 years, Washington state is considering passing a law that would allow charter schools to serve students.

7/12/2012

If you don’t know who Diane Ravitch is, you should. Be assured that the die-hard advocates of privatized approaches to education reform know this brilliant New York University education professor. 

7/11/2012

7/11/2012

Common Core content gets interactive with embedded assessments and ready-to-use content to help teachers meet deadlines for Common Core reading and math standards.

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