Policy & Compliance

4/2/2012

4/2/2012

Despite multiple teacher protests at the Capitol, Gov. Bobby Jindal's education reform bills continue to move through the Louisiana Legislature.

3/30/2012

3/30/2012

The state's budget-writing committee poked another hole in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's education reform agenda Thursday, as its recommended budget significantly cuts the funding to bankroll his plan. The Education Committee earlier this week downgraded the policy changes.

3/30/2012

For half a decade now, Congress has failed to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, better known as No Child Left Behind. The principal stumbling block has been how to rewrite the law's accountability requirements for student achievement. That's certainly a debate worth having. But the continuing disagreement has had an unfortunate consequence. It has foreclosed an opportunity to help one the most neglected populations in public education: military students.

3/29/2012

3/29/2012

The Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission will develop a blueprint detailing the opportunity for using technology as a catalyst to transform and improve American education. 

3/29/2012

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify this before the House Education and Workforce Committee on his department’s budget. He spoke to The Hill’s comment editor, Emmanuel Touhey, about his priorities and his political future.

3/29/2012

Teachers in Chicago public schools that agreed to pilot a longer school day starting this past fall will be paid an extra $1,500 under a new deal announced.

3/29/2012

Six groups that support education reform criticized the "weak version" of the education reform bill the legislature's Education Committee approved Monday, saying it was developed behind closed doors with a "lack of transparency."

3/29/2012

The anchors of La. Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed overhaul of primary and secondary education in Louisiana are set for Senate committee approval. This would clear the way for the measures to reach the governor's desk as early as next week.

3/28/2012

3/28/2012

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday that he won't sign the revised education reform bill as approved Monday by the legislature's Education Committee, but he added that those who drafted it agree it's not finished yet.

3/28/2012

During a roundtable discussion with school administrators, union leaders and legislators Friday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said officials are taking the right steps to improve public schools in the First State.

3/27/2012

3/27/2012

Oregon teachers — and the governor — heard from one of the nation's pre-eminent education scholars at an event sponsored by the Oregon Education Association.

3/27/2012

A group of education policy and research academics called on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Monday to hold off on the widespread implementation of a new teacher evaluation system.

3/26/2012

3/26/2012

Usually when you visit a school you walk down a quiet hallway and peer in the little windows in the classroom doors. You see one teacher talking to a bunch of students. Every 50 minutes or so a chime goes off and the students fill the hallway and march off to their next class, which is probably unrelated to the one they just left.

3/26/2012

Rural schools’ needs are different than those of urban schools, Amherst Public Schools teachers say.

3/26/2012

Three Kansas school districts have received some but not all of the waivers they sought from the No Child Left Behind federal education law.

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