Policy & Compliance

10/28/2011

10/28/2011

Rhode Island will join a majority of states in requesting relief from the controversial national education law, No Child Left Behind. 

10/28/2011

Senate Bill 22 is expected to pass both houses of the state legislature, and if it does, education in Wisconsin could change in profound ways that surpass the aftermath of the budget repair bill. The bill passed the Joint Committee on Finance on Oct. 26, and was previously passed by the education committees of both the Senate and the Assembly.

10/27/2011

10/27/2011

President Obama will pitch a plan today to help ease the burden of loans on college students, as a new report shows that higher education is becoming more expensive for many young Americans.

10/27/2011

A Minnesota school district must report to the federal government any future allegations of harassment against Somali students as part of a tentative agreement to end a civil rights investigation, the district's superintendent said Monday.

10/27/2011

"How do we as parents get to the table?" That’s what parent and community organizer Carol Johnson wanted to know Tuesday night at a West Side forum that drew both supporters and skeptics of a longer day.

10/26/2011

10/26/2011

The new statewide school district for Michigan's worst K-12 schools is being funded by $2 million in private dollars pledged this year, making it the only district in the nation supported primarily by donations, experts said Tuesday.

10/26/2011

An Oklahoma Bible club, that tries to reach elementary school children with the message of Jesus Christ, is suing a school district for allegedly censoring their freedom of religious speech by preventing them from promoting the club within district schools, even though other community organizations are allowed to do so.

10/26/2011

The Massachusetts education board voted to seek a waiver from the requirements of No Child Left Behind, the federal law once championed by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy but now viewed by the Obama administration and most states as an unrealistic measure of academic progress.

10/26/2011

A new study is sounding alarms at the quick expansion of virtual education programs in states like Florida, saying for-profit companies are pushing states to offer full-time virtual instruction paid for by state tax dollars with little research on the quality of these programs.

10/25/2011

10/25/2011

The Chicago Public School's Board of Education will vote on a resolution Wednesday that would give charter schools grants of up to $75,000 and teachers stipends of $800 if they implement a longer school day in 2011-12.

10/25/2011

Indianapolis Public Schools is taking aim at charter schools within its district borders, saying the schools have turned away homeless and disabled students.

10/25/2011

An Ohio law requiring schools to measure a child's height and weight is causing controversy, but isn't seeing much participation by districts statewide.

10/24/2011

10/24/2011

It pains me to say this, but from everything I have been reading Sen.Tom Harkin's plan -- and every other plan to revise No Child Left Behind -- is destined to be the same miserable failure the original law has been.

10/24/2011

LGBT rights are slowly but surely advancing in America on the national and local levels. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” was officially repealed in September. California passed a law last week that requires public schools to teach students — from kindergarteners to high schoolers — about LGBT Americans as a part of U.S. history courses.

10/24/2011

The majority of children of illegal immigrants from Mexico in the Southland fail to graduate from high school, completing an average of two fewer years of schooling than their peers with legal immigrant parents, a new study has found.

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