Policy & Compliance

2/21/2012

2/21/2012

Iowa lawmakers tossed aside key provisions of Gov. Terry Branstad’s signature education reform proposals, and instead signaled a desire to take smaller steps toward substantial changes to K-12 education in the state.

2/21/2012

Educators and their supporters gathered around the state to voice their continuing displeasure with Idaho Superintendent Tom Luna's Students Come First laws. But, Monday's demonstrations were more about moving forward than looking to the past.

2/21/2012

The Barack Obama administration has begun issuing long-awaited waivers giving states some flexibility in complying with the No Child Left Behind education law. But with the exception of politicians, educators and parents in the 11 states that have received them, nobody seems very pleased with the changes.

2/21/2012

The latest attempt at changing the K-12 education system in South Dakota passed through the House a week ago, but the state Senate may still offer some changes to the proposal that would enact merit pay and eliminate teacher tenure.

2/21/2012

The White House could use a little help from Aretha Franklin to boost its new education initiative. The $5 billion plan aims to elevate the status of America’s teachers, and is dubbed RESPECT — although inspiring that particular sentiment may be wishful thinking.

2/17/2012

2/17/2012

The Obama administration is focused on teaching again – but this time it’s hoping to reform the entire profession itself.

2/17/2012

Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester is recommending the state education board approve four new charter schools in Boston, Holyoke, Lowell and Springfield.

2/17/2012

Of all the factors that go into sustaining a vibrant culture, a thriving economy and a conscientious electorate perhaps none is more important than having a solid education system.

2/17/2012

Education reform advocates joined more than 2,000 students and parents, as well as Governor Mitch Daniels and state legislators, in calling for expanded educational options at yesterday's "Ed Reform Rocks Rally" at the State Capitol.

2/16/2012

2/16/2012

Amendments to Hawaii's Race to the Top plan have been approved but the U.S. Department of Education still wants to see progress in reforming public schools.

2/16/2012

Last year, Indiana made history by passing landmark education legislation. Now, education supporters said they want to keep heading in the right direction and Wednesday’s "Ed Reform Rocks: Demand Great Schools Rally” is how to do so.

2/16/2012

A bill to give education funding to students — instead of schools — was kept in committee Wednesday morning to give lawmakers more time to work on it, possibly turning it into a smaller, test program rather than making a statewide change.

2/15/2012

2/15/2012

The leaders of six Connecticut organizations stood together at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to offer what some consider an unprecedented declaration of unity over thorny issues in school reform.

2/15/2012

The Sweet Home (Ore.) School District is looking at a big schedule change, they're switching to a four-day school week.

2/15/2012

Several groups that are against charter schools urged the Birmingham Board of Education to pass a resolution opposing legislation that would allow the independent schools to operate in Alabama.

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