Policy & Compliance

7/2/2012

7/2/2012

The Obama administration granted waivers to five more states seeking relief from key conditions of the No Child Left Behind education law. In exchange, the states agreed to enact new standards and evaluate schools and teachers based on students’ academic progress.

State officials and critics of the 2001 federal law have long complained that it was unreasonable and unrealistic in requiring every student to demonstrate proficiency in math and English by 2014.

7/2/2012

Students at Lake Minneola High School spent the year reading from shiny, new iPads instead of textbooks, something many say helped them stay engaged with schoolwork.

6/29/2012

6/29/2012

The Connecticut State Board of Education approved guidelines for a new system that will tie student performance to teacher evaluations.

6/29/2012

The new benchmarking tests allow teachers of grades 6-8 to better evaluate students’ proficiencies against the Common Core Standards.

6/28/2012

6/28/2012

Nashville school officials have rejected a proposal to open a charter school in a middle-class part of the city, highlighting a broader national battle over efforts by operators of such publicly financed, privately run schools to expand into more affluent areas.

6/28/2012

When parents send children to school or camp, they may worry about many things, from bullies to bus accidents. But unauthorized sunscreen use?

6/27/2012

6/27/2012

Entertainment Properties Trust (EPR) is learning a tough lesson from its ambitious investment in charter schools.

6/27/2012

Texas is now about to face six lawsuits that target the way it funds public schools.

6/27/2012

The national education reform group StudentsFirst, which has set out to transform U.S. schools by introducing more free-market principles to public education, raised $7.6 million in its first nine months - and spent nearly a quarter of it on advertising - according to partial tax records released on Monday.

6/26/2012

6/26/2012

Parents have until Friday to submit applications for school transfers under Louisiana's new voucher program. State Department of Education officials report that they have received more applications than they expected, topping 6,000.

6/26/2012

The U.S. Department of Education has turned down Iowa’s No Child Left Behind waiver request, according to a letter sent to Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass that was made public Thursday.

6/26/2012

In the final days of state budget negotiations, state House Democrats aren’t letting up on their push for an increase in public schools funding.

6/26/2012

Twenty years ago, the country's first charter school opened in Minnesota. This is a momentous anniversary not just for the two million families who now send their children to public charter schools, but for all Americans.

6/26/2012

 

Drew Brees knows he has a dangerous job. The record-setting quarterback of the New Orleans Saints is eager to make football safer at all levels.

6/25/2012

6/25/2012

They inspired her and pushed her when she felt like giving up. And when Salma Hussain delivered the valedictory speech at English High School in 2010, she singled out eight teachers who helped her rise to the top just four years after arriving in Boston from Bangladesh, speaking no English.

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