Policy & Compliance

7/27/2012

7/27/2012

Nine religious schools that will take in taxpayer-funded voucher students for the upcoming school year will more than double their enrollments with the subsidized students, receiving about $3.6 million in payments from the state.

7/27/2012

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education received 22 proposals to open new charter schools across the state, including five in Boston, education officials announced today.

7/27/2012

A company appointed by Indiana to run and try to turn around a troubled Gary high school is suing the Gary Community School Corp., demanding that it turn over student records it needs to run the school.

7/26/2012

7/26/2012

Gov. Paul LePage and his education commissioner today unveiled a plan they say is designed to "revitalize" Maine's education system.

7/26/2012

Getting into Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is like winning the lottery, Suzanne Rheault, CEO of the test-prep company Aristotle Circle, told U.S. News in April, calling the No. 2 ranked Best High School the "MIT of high schools."

7/26/2012

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved a new set of academic standards Tuesday for private schools participating in Louisiana's expanded voucher program.

7/24/2012

7/24/2012

In 2010 the Hawaii Department of Education formed two “zones of school innovation,”one on the Leeward Coast of Oahu and the other in the Kau-Pahoa region of Hawaii island, in hopes of providing the state’s lowest-performing schools with intensive help.

7/24/2012

A Superior Court judge has ruled that a Mojave Desert (Calif.) school board illegally rejected a parent petition to turn over an elementary school to a charter, in a major victory for supporters of California’s parent trigger law.

7/23/2012

7/23/2012

A new Connecticut law allowing local and regional boards of education to establish a charter school within their district has Torrington officials making plans to bring a magnet school into Torrington High School within a year.

7/23/2012

A waiver from key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform education in South Carolina, said state schools Superintendent Mick Zais. 

7/20/2012

7/20/2012

Arizona, Oregon, South Carolina, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi and the District of Columbia join 26 states already exempt from strict school testing standards.

7/20/2012

Indiana should join the vast majority of states in paying for pre-kindergarten programs, Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg said.

7/19/2012

7/19/2012

The New Jersey Department of Education has selected 24 districts to participate in either the first year of the state’s principal evaluation pilot program or the second year of its teacher evaluation pilot program this school year.

7/19/2012

Repercussions from the horrific acts by Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky reported by the media have yet to fully emerge.

7/18/2012

7/18/2012

Steve Barr, the founder of a well-known group of unionized charter schools, announced Tuesday a new project to develop innovative academies within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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