Policy & Compliance

9/30/2013

9/30/2013

Of 12 charter school groups that interviewed with state education officials, seven applicants were rejected and another — High Point Academy of Fort Worth — pulled itself from consideration after learning that parts of its application were not original work.

9/27/2013

9/27/2013

The Washington Bureau Chief of The New York Times sat down last week in Washington with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and others after they had met with several dozen chief executives of big companies to talk about education. Here's what he learned.

9/27/2013

The Pennsylvania House sent the Senate a package of revisions to charter school regulations, including a temporary change in payments made to cyber charter schools while a commission is examining charter funding.

9/27/2013

A school board in Kansas voted this week to allow student-led prayer at all activities, and even went as far as offering the schools’ public address systems for religious use.

9/26/2013

9/26/2013

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan might have been preaching to the choir -- on one subject, anyway -- in a Monday address to some Atlanta business leaders. At least the "Amens," metaphorically speaking, seem sincere.

9/26/2013

A Fordham Institute analysis of report card results for districts and charters concludes that charter schools even in Ohio's eight largest districts usually perform worse than that city's district – with Cleveland as the only exception.

9/25/2013

9/25/2013

Cami Anderson’s contract was renewed by the state several weeks ago but she continues to face a torrent of criticism, including a recent no-confidence vote from the city’s advisory school board and a city council resolution halting all new school changes.

9/24/2013

9/24/2013

Despite having more freedom over curriculum, budgets and staffing than traditional public schools, the majority of Milwaukee's independent charter schools are not meeting performance expectations, according to statewide report card results for 2012-'13.

9/24/2013

Cassidy Lynn Campbell takes crown at Marina High School in Huntington Beach just over a month after the state's governor signed a law to aid transgender youth in public schools.

9/23/2013

9/23/2013

Some Horry County residents who want to repeal the state’s adoption of new standards for South Carolina schools have organized a group to educate people about the Common Core initiative and stop the changes that already have begun.

9/23/2013

Supporters say the reason to get excited about TransformSC is the grassroots support it has generated since it was launched in May as a way to transform South Carolina by transforming the way children are taught.

9/23/2013

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th District) introduced a bill that would require states seeking federal Homeland Security grants to mandate school emergency preparedness plans that meet federal guidelines.

9/23/2013

In Mismatches in Race to the Top Limit Educational Improvement: Lack of Time, Resources, and Tools to Address Opportunity Gaps Puts Lofty State Goals Out of Reach, Weiss takes a comprehensive look at the Obama administration’s signature education initiative, and finds a few notable successes but many more shortcomings.

9/20/2013

9/20/2013

Fourteen Massachusetts schools designated "underperforming" in 2010 have met three-year turnaround goals and will shed their Level 4 status, but four turnaround schools could fall into state receivership, education officials said.

9/20/2013

The first Minneapolis mayoral debate, held recently, focused on schools. This is remarkable, because the mayor has no formal responsibility over Minneapolis Public Schools. However, with a Star Tribune poll earlier this month finding that public education tops the list of Minneapolis residents polled, the six participating candidates were quick to fill that void with advocacy.

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