Policy & Compliance

3/19/2012

3/19/2012

Missouri legislators entered the session with aspirations for major education reform, but a lack of consensus on some of the thornier proposals has imperiled the prospects of any schools overhaul getting approved this year.

3/19/2012

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — author, ambassador and former Los Angeles Laker superstar — joined Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Sunday in working to score points with Chicago high school students on the importance of learning math and science and preparing for careers outside of sports and entertainment, such as in engineering and technology.

3/19/2012

It's been a confusing few months for Calif. families with children who are turning 5 in November -- kids who, until this year, would have been eligible to start kindergarten.

3/16/2012

3/16/2012

Wisconsin lawmakers have approved controversial measures to block the state's new health insurance exchange from covering abortions and require sex education classes to emphasize abstinence as the preferred method of birth control.

3/16/2012

Summer is only months away and the school year is winding down, but talk of education funding in Alaska is just gearing up.

3/16/2012

If charter schools are poised to grow in Michigan, they’ve already exploded in Arizona.

3/16/2012

Armed with clipboard and pencil, John Somers, an associate professor of teacher education, watches over a group of sixth-graders and two teachers-in-training at an Indianapolis elementary school.

3/16/2012

School sex abuse lawsuits just got a whole lot easier to file in California.

3/16/2012

New York City is removing eight teachers and school aides who were “insufficiently disciplined” for previous offenses in the wake of a department-wide personnel review, school officials said Thursday.

3/15/2012

3/15/2012

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants to get the federal government more involved in schools.

3/15/2012

New Jersey has been awarded a $14.5 million federal grant to help launch new charter schools, grow existing successful charters and share ideas between the schools and local districts, state officials announced Tuesday.

3/15/2012

The Iowa House passe- a sweeping education reform package on a largely party-line vote late Wednesday morning that requires more student testing, calls for the expansion of charters schools and keeps a controversial third grade retention program in place.

3/15/2012

With three primary legs of Gov. Bobby Jindal's education agenda set for debate -- and votes, according to Capitol power players -- in the House Education Committee, the Louisiana Capitol is already abuzz this morning.

3/14/2012

3/14/2012

Education reform advocate Michelle Rhee called Gov. Terry Branstad’s school improvement plan for Iowa “a step in the right direction” during a Monday meeting with Des Moines Register reporters and editors.

3/14/2012

With Gov. Bobby Jindal's public education overhaul package getting its first hearings in the Legislature this week, some school districts are canceling classes so that teachers can go rally at the State Capitol.

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