Policy & Compliance

5/10/2012

5/10/2012

A bill giving tax breaks to parents who send their children to private school or educate them at home advanced Wednesday in the Senate, despite a panel’s 3-2 vote against it.

5/10/2012

Superintendent James Merrill has been named Virginia Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents.

5/10/2012

More than 150 years ago, Massachusetts became the first state to provide all of its citizens access to a free public education.

5/9/2012

5/9/2012

The first time Jon Brumley was asked to serve on what became known as the Perot Committee, charged with overhauling Texas education in 1983, the Fort Worth oilman had to say no.

5/9/2012

"Wanna see my book report?" asks first-grader Johnathan Ponce, pointing up at a colorful wall covered in student work. Michael Kooi of the Florida Department of Education turned around obligingly to look at Johnathan's hand-drawn cover.

5/9/2012

The Philadelphia School District has asked the state Supreme Court to consider overturning a recent Commonwealth Court ruling about charter schools that could have dire consequences for Philadelphia and other cash-strapped districts.

5/9/2012

Connecticut lawmakers have given final legislative approval to a wide-ranging bill that attempts to overhaul the state's public education and attempt to close one of the nation's largest achievement gaps between rich and poor.

5/8/2012

5/8/2012

Sen. Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford, said a compromise was reached on an education bill early Sunday and she expects to introduce the bill in the Senate Monday night.

5/7/2012

5/7/2012

E2020 Inc. announced the release of an innovative suite of courses designed to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards.

5/7/2012

In theory, Stephanie Lemmer has weekends off in her job as principal of Comstock's North Elementary School.

5/7/2012

Parents of students at the PleasanTech Charter School want acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf to visit the school to see why it should be allowed to stay open.

5/7/2012

Every morning for the last school year, Darian Smith and Johnathon Compau have hopped on a school bus that takes them from Willow Run High School to Ypsilanti High School -- a 4.5-mile trek that became necessary when the two schools merged their Air Force JROTC programs.

5/7/2012

Several Washtenaw County schools are receiving fewer retirement notices than usual this spring as some teachers wait for legislators to act on reforming the school employee pension fund.

5/4/2012

5/4/2012

Gov. Chris Gregoire challenged her potential successors to pursue new revenue in support of education, saying that she wished the state had committed more money to schools in this year’s budget.

5/4/2012

Since becoming Connecticut’s Commissioner of Education this past fall, Stefan Pryor has brought in highly paid consultants with ties to the charter school community to help craft Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s sweeping education reform package.

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