Policy & Compliance

12/12/2011

12/12/2011

Elementary students in a California school district recite the Pledge of Allegiance in both English and Spanish, a move that is making some teachers unhappy, KGET.com reports.

12/12/2011

Preparing for her daughter’s graduation in the spring, Tuli Chediak received a blunt message from her daughter’s charter high school: Pay us $600 or your daughter won’t graduate.

12/9/2011

12/9/2011

Over 500 new public charter schools opened their doors in the 2011-12 school year, an estimated increase of 200,000 students.

12/8/2011

12/8/2011

LANSING – State Board of Education members say they don't want the cap on so-called cyber charter schools lifted until the two existing schools can be studied and there are guarantees the schools follow the same rules as brick and mortar programs.

12/8/2011

There's agreement that too few children in Connecticut have access to quality early education programs, but the Malloy administration and advocates are butting heads on how to get to a near-universal system.

12/8/2011

The state of Montana is not going to seek a waiver from parts of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

12/7/2011

12/7/2011

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a Bronx church's case on whether it can hold worship services in New York City public schools.

12/7/2011

Chicago Public Schools have signed a charter school compact agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in an effort to increase funding for charters and improve collaboration between charter and neighborhood schools.

12/7/2011

The former chief executive of Intel wants to essentially blow up everything in public education in Arizona, from how teachers are trained to how they are paid.

12/6/2011

12/6/2011

When New Jersey applied to the federal government for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind law, Gov. Chris Christie used the opportunity to tout elements of his education reform agenda that had been languishing in the state legislature for months.

12/6/2011

The District has won a significant battle in its 16-year war to lift a federal court injunction for failing to make tuition payments for special education students.

12/6/2011

The debate over renewing No Child Left Behind, the education reform act that will be 10 years old in January, has fallen along partisan lines even though school improvement is one of the few examples of bipartisan cooperation over the last decade.

12/6/2011

Governor John Kitzhaber says he'll hire an education czar to oversee all education in Oregon.

12/5/2011

12/5/2011

In remarks Thursday that have since sparked some controversy, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg tackled school improvement -- through a suggestion to halve the teaching force. 

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