Policy & Compliance

8/9/2012

8/9/2012

The ability of children living in the Kansas City Public Schools district boundary to transfer to other districts now rests in the hands of a Jackson County judge — at least for now.

8/9/2012

The leader of a national multi-faith religious group blasted Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's school voucher program this week, charging that it was an effort to mount a "ruthless attack on public education" and violate the separation of church and state.

8/8/2012

8/8/2012

Black children in five Florida school districts are suspended from school, arrested at school or given other punishments at a higher rate than other students, according to a federal civil rights complaint filed on Tuesday.

8/8/2012

Carnegie Learning is leading the K12 mathematics transition to the CCSS by unveiling a transition plan featuring new core and intervention curricula written and created specifically for alignment to the more rigorous academic requirements.

8/8/2012

Addressing a significant need in the field to bring together work on teacher effectiveness and the CCSS, this new framework is built upon five core instructional practices.

8/7/2012

8/7/2012

More than 1,000 schools across the country have extended the calendar by adding at least 10 days to the year or by lengthening each school day by half an hour, research has found.

8/7/2012

Gov. Chris Christie signed a bipartisan tenure reform bill today, updating the oldest tenure law in the nation.

8/6/2012

8/6/2012

The Monday after the 84th General Assembly adjourned, Gov. Terry Branstad stood behind his speaker’s podium and assessed the success of his 2012 education reform package.

8/6/2012

When a handful of states revolted against the No Child Left Behind education program last year, Idaho was helping lead the charge. So why is the state now among those last in line for a federal waiver to get out from under the law's toughest requirements?

8/3/2012

8/3/2012

North Carolina's school board could increase the number of charter schools in the state by a third within the next year if it accepts a screening committee's recommendations.

8/2/2012

8/2/2012

In a University of Missouri study, girls and boys started grade school with different approaches to solving arithmetic problems, with girls favoring a slow and accurate approach and boys a faster but more error prone approach.

8/2/2012

Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced the award of $6.9 million in federal School Improvement Grants to 10 of Pennsylvania's lowest-performing schools.

8/2/2012

With the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, it seems possible -- just possible -- that the public schools in New Orleans that were swept into state hands after the storm may soon begin edging back toward local control.

8/2/2012

The former assistant superintendent of Woodside schools has pleaded no contest to misappropriating millions in public money and to billing another school district for his home remodeling work, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

8/2/2012

While Gov. Paul LePage’s school choice legislation was stopped at the committee level in March, the four proponents of school choice who gathered at Fort Knox State Park on Tuesday said the fight isn’t over.

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