Policy & Compliance

3/6/2012

3/6/2012

Mesa Public Schools sixth-grader Blain Swallow has a very basic word to describe his "basics" education at Franklin Northeast Elementary: "Hard."

3/6/2012

Joel Klein, former chancellor of New York City public schools, says America doesn't put enough value on education and students will pay the price.

3/6/2012

Georgia’s public schools would face new accountability standards under a bill passed Monday by the state Senate, despite concerns over its mandate to give schools letter grades just like students.

3/6/2012

Legislative budget writers voted Monday to increase state support for public schools by 4.6 percent in 2013, bumping up the minimum teacher salary by $500 a year and funding education reforms approved during last year's session, including a statewide laptop program.

3/6/2012

A controversial bill that would allow parents to take over failing public schools in Florida is generating high emotions at the state Capitol.

3/5/2012

3/5/2012

A federal fraud investigation that seems to have almost inadvertently put the son of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) under the FBI's microscope may be more important for its revelations about a company with a lucrative contract with the Philadelphia School District.

3/2/2012

3/2/2012

The State Board of Education has approved nine new charter schools in North Carolina.

3/2/2012

Randolph Central Schools will be among the first districts in the state to develop a new performance-based pay structure for its teachers.

3/2/2012

Statistics on the city’s high school admissions process were released on Wednesday, but Thursday is the day many eighth graders will learn — from letters home, from guidance counselors, from calls from their parents — which school, if any, opened its doors to them.

3/2/2012

On Monday, the Minnesota Senate passed a bill that would allow schools to take into account performance evaluations of teachers in addition to seniority while making layoffs.

3/2/2012

During a networking event for members of the design and construction industry at the Rocky Hill Marriott Wednesday night, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy discussed the importance of education reform in helping to develop the state economy.

3/2/2012

After fierce debate, the Florida House approved a measure Thursday allowing school boards to let students deliver "inspirational messages" in public schools - a move critics say is aimed at promoting unconstitutional school prayer.

3/1/2012

3/1/2012

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that state officials violated the law last summer during a takeover of the Bridgeport public school system.

3/1/2012

The GOP-sponsored Parent Empowerment in Education bill, also known as the “Parent Trigger bill” for K-12 education, passed a state Senate subcommittee Tuesday. The bill was filed by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Ft. Myers.

3/1/2012

If you can’t beat them, take them over. That seems to be the new union strategy on charter schools.

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