Policy & Compliance

7/11/2012

7/11/2012

The Republican governor of Ohio, the Democratic mayor of Cleveland and the local teachers union have united to overhaul how teachers are hired, fired and paid, a rare example of cooperation in education that some critics warn could still face challenges in the implementation.

7/11/2012

School districts will be required to establish protocols to curb online bullying or harassment of students under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but "cyberbullying" won't constitute a specific criminal charge.

7/11/2012

This fall, students will be able to choose from four new cyber charter schools, bringing the statewide total to 16, thanks to approvals by the state Department of Education.

7/11/2012

While Florida's controversial school prayer bill officially took effect on Sunday, both supporters and opponents of the "inspirational message" legislation have acknowledged the law is primarily a political bill aimed at boosting Republican candidates ahead of the November elections and is unlikely to actually be implemented by school districts.

7/10/2012

7/10/2012

Faced with a shocking case of teacher misconduct with children for years, Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy delivered another jolt: He removed the school's entire staff - from custodians to the principal - to smash what he called a "culture of silence."

7/9/2012

7/9/2012

For many students — both in college and high school — online classes have become very popular. With the increased popularity, the Springfield School District decided to offer online classes for elementary students.

7/9/2012

In just five months, the Obama administration has freed schools in more than half the nation from central provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, raising the question of whether the decade-old federal program has been essentially nullified.

7/9/2012

Interactive breakout session on statewide Common Core Standards implementation by expert Felicia Cumings Smith to be held at the 2012 School Improvement Innovation Summit, hosted by School Improvement Network.

7/6/2012

7/6/2012

The Wyoming Department of Education has asked its federal counterpart to freeze language arts and math standards established by the No Child Left Behind education law at 2011 levels rather than allow them to increase to 2012 levels for the state.

7/6/2012

The Common Core State Standards are taking root in public schools across the country, impacting more than 42 million K-12 students and 2.7 million teachers—but outside the education sphere, many people have no idea what the standards entail.

7/6/2012

Newark’s top education official has overruled the wishes of the district’s advisory school board and will lease five district-owned facilities to charter schools, a district spokeswoman said.

7/3/2012

7/3/2012

Lawyers drained Linda Brice’s bank account and seized a quarter of her take-home pay, or more than $900 a month. Brice, a first-grade teacher and Coast Guard veteran, begged for mercy, saying she couldn’t afford food, gas or utilities.

7/2/2012

7/2/2012

Virginia is one of the latest states to slip out from under the federal No Child Left Behind education law.

7/2/2012

Delivering on his commitment to reform Pennsylvania's public school system, Governor Tom Corbett yesterday signed into law legislation that will bring sweeping changes to improve the quality of the state's education system.

7/2/2012

The levy campaign for Cleveland schools will kick off soon now that the state legislature has approved the changes needed to implement Mayor Frank Jackson's reform plans.

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