Policy & Compliance

8/14/2013

8/14/2013
California schools may give students insulin injections and other medications without having to call in licensed nurses, the state's highest court ruled Monday.
8/14/2013
In 2011, the Hillsborough County school district took the unusual step of embracing single-gender education, establishing separate boys’ and girls’ academies in a pair of middle schools in east Tampa.
8/14/2013
Instead of making the schools safer, we've simply managed to make them more authoritarian.

8/13/2013

8/13/2013
In the past three years, 16 of the 23 charter contracts the state of Texas has awarded have gone to entities with religious ties.

8/12/2013

8/12/2013
America's public K-12 education system isn't making the grade.
8/12/2013
In search of a cure for ailing schools, educators and politicians from around the world have descended on this city’s poorest neighborhoods, hearing of a renaissance.

8/9/2013

8/9/2013
Beth Gratta has heard the whispers, read the venomous online comments and watched with dismay as some of her friends and neighbors publicly condemned a plan to bus 475 students from a distressed urban school district nearly 30 miles away to her children's better-performing suburban schools.
8/9/2013
Indiana's top education official acknowledged manipulation in the way the state's schools are graded, the latest fallout from an Associated Press report stating that the official's predecessor secretly worked to improve the score of a charter school founded by an influential Republican donor.
8/9/2013
School Committee member David Birnbach is one of the driving players behind STEAM Studio, a school for ninth- through 12th-graders. The proposal for a charter high school in Andover (Mass.) caught many in the town off guard this week—as much for who is proposing it as the fact that it’s being proposed at all.

8/8/2013

8/8/2013
Students deserve better. They should never have to watch Congress hold their interest rates hostage, or see them used as bargaining chips each election year. They shouldn’t have had to deal with the uncertainty that comes with waiting for Congress to cobble together a temporary fix.
8/8/2013
In April, the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction gave the district 18 months to fix its shortcomings or risk losing $11 million a year in federal support.
8/8/2013
Excellent Schools Detroit — a coalition of leaders in many different areas, ranging from education, philanthropic and community groups — releases a yearly scorecard to help parents make sense of the city’s school system and find the best fit for their child.
8/8/2013
Alabama's new Accountability Act provides state tax credits to parents who move their children from failing public schools to participating private schools.

8/7/2013

8/7/2013
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law that aims to 'provide comfort to sports families across Illinois' by requiring schools to have insurance to cover serious injuries to student athletes – and avoid lawsuits.
8/7/2013
In the race to succeed Mayor Thomas M. Menino, proposals to overhaul the Boston public schools abound, making education one of the most talked-about issues thus far.

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