Policy & Compliance

11/4/2011

11/4/2011

For education reformers, this is the best of times. New technologies offer hope to many kids who just don't fit in traditional public schools, and improvement to many others who do.

11/4/2011

Alabama's attorney general is questioning the U.S. Justice Department's legal authority to get enrollment information about all students in many Alabama school districts as part of its federal lawsuit challenging the state's tough new immigration law.

11/3/2011

11/3/2011

For years, leaders such as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and former first lady Laura Bush have said teachers need to be paid more. But researchers from two conservative think tanks say otherwise in a report released.

11/3/2011

School districts across New York State could win as much as $75 million in grant money if they can prove to state education officials that they have been able to raise performance and have new ideas for further gains, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced.

11/3/2011

Under a plan approved unanimously by board of education members, San Diego Unified will consider school consolidations, which is a significant curtailing of a process that could have closed or consolidated more than a dozen schools across the district next fall.

11/3/2011

Back in May, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education fired off a joint letter to all school districts in the nation reminding them they risked losing federal funding if they violated the Supreme Court's 1982 ruling in Plyler vs. Doe by denying children access to a free education because of their immigration status.

11/3/2011

A prolonged effort to clarify the state's special education regulations has hit a stumbling block. Many members of the state Board of Education don't understand some of the proposed changes or the impact they would have on a student's ability to get needed services.

11/2/2011

11/2/2011

Education is in "crisis". That's the message that was conveyed Thursday by education historian Diane Ravitch in a Distinguished Lecture Series appearance at William Paterson University.

11/1/2011

11/1/2011

Parents of school-age children in Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield should know that the Virginia Association of School Superintendents have presented their Blueprint for the Future of Public Education to the State board of Education.

11/1/2011

Michigan residents overwhelmingly support giving parents whose children attend failing schools the option to send their kids to better schools, according to results of a survey released.

11/1/2011

The rancor that has followed former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz's attempts to open charter schools across New York City is coming to a place that hasn't experienced it before: a middle-class neighborhood outside Manhattan.

10/31/2011

10/31/2011

The state attorney general has been asked to investigate allegations that Sunnyside High School athletes were told to report for a weekend practice, in uniform, then directed to pass out literature in support of the district's upcoming bond and override election.

10/28/2011

10/28/2011

On Wednesday, President Obama introduced two changes to the federal student loan program that could affect several million borrowers. The broad outlines of his plans to encourage loan consolidation and assist people who are struggling financially are reasonably clear.

10/28/2011

Education officials meeting here this week called for more civility as the debate intensifies over sweeping changes in New Jersey public schools.

10/28/2011

Though getting a sweeping federal education bill out of a Senate committee feels momentous given Congress's heightened partisan atmosphere, Senators Tom Harkin's (D-Iowa) and Mike Enzi's (R-Wyo.) measure faces a rocky road.

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