Policy & Compliance

11/10/2011

11/10/2011

The Florida Department of Education is touting a report that highlights the charter school movement.

11/10/2011

In a divided Washington, there's widespread agreement that the sweeping No Child Left Behind education law needs fixing. But finding a fix hasn't been easy.

11/9/2011

11/9/2011

The state's highest-ranking education official is recommending that Missouri Baptist University close the six Imagine charter schools it sponsors and work with the public school system and other charter schools to ensure a smooth transition of students.

11/9/2011

Now that Idaho has approved a requirement that high school students take at least two credits online, officials are working on plans for a statewide contract expected to include a list of providers for districts to choose from when selecting virtual courses.

11/9/2011

President Obama continues his "we can't wait" campaign against Congress this morning, this time targeting lawmakers' failure to act on education issues by issuing executive changes governing the Head Start program.

11/9/2011

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday he's encouraged that some states are allowing the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges.

11/8/2011

11/8/2011

Nearly half of 7th to 12th graders experienced sexual harassment in the last school year, according to a study, with 87 percent of those who have been harassed reporting negative effects such as absenteeism, poor sleep and stomachaches.

11/8/2011

Gov. Bobby Jindal's pick to be Louisiana's next education superintendent said that it's not appropriate to talk with education board members about the job until after the Nov. 19 election.

11/8/2011

Long cast as defender of the status quo, New Jersey's teachers union has begun presenting its own ideas for major changes to the state's public school system.

11/8/2011

Students from 182 of Indiana’s public school districts have moved to private schools under the state’s new education voucher program, although only seven districts lost more than 100 kids.

11/7/2011

11/7/2011

Six million, give or take. That's how many children are in public school in California.

Arguably, we won't have a strong economic future if they don't get a good education.

11/7/2011

Lawmakers have been meeting with people around the state about what should happen in the state's unaccredited school districts as they consider the legislation they will push in the 2012 session.

11/7/2011

Public schools must account for every dime of state and federal funding they spend to educate students.

11/7/2011

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis was all smiles on Friday as she described how she reached out to Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a big meeting.

11/4/2011

11/4/2011

The two most common criticisms about charter schools are that A) many of them aren’t that good and B) the good ones can’t be replicated to serve enough kids to really make a difference.

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