Policy & Compliance

5/25/2012

5/25/2012

A Colorado educator is taking over for retiring Superintendent Jon Andes.

5/24/2012

5/24/2012

Mitt Romney proposed a significant restructuring of the American education system, one that would revamp the funding formulas, encourage more charter schools, and revive the debate over how poor and disabled students choose the schools they attend.

5/24/2012

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, former Cleveland public schools CEO, was hired Wednesday to advise Chicago school officials while they do a national search for a chief education officer.

5/23/2012

5/23/2012

Mitt Romney on Tuesday announced an extensive list of education policy advisers, further adding to the growing roster of voices helping the presumptive Republican presidential nominee flesh out his policies on major national issues.

5/22/2012

5/22/2012

Minnesota parents and educators will soon see the results of a whole new yardstick for measuring schools that gives state tests new meaning and the state's schools new labels.

5/21/2012

5/21/2012

In this election season, both Republicans and Democrats continue to reach out to Latinos by focusing on immigration, the supposed priority issue for Latino voters. Candidates translate their key messages into Spanish, thinking that we like to hear our native language when we communicate with politicians.

5/21/2012

Nebraska public schools spent more than $457,000 last year on lobbying legislators, an amount that has increased recently despite a law that bans the use of state money for district lobbying.

5/18/2012

5/18/2012

Chicago Public Schools plans to create 60 more charter schools over five years, which would increase the share of privately run charters to about a quarter of all schools in the district.

5/18/2012

Education ranks behind only the economy and jobs as the most important consideration among likely Latino voters in five battleground states, according to a survey released today by the American Federation for Children (AFC) and the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (HCREO).

5/18/2012

Connecticut lawmakers gave final legislative approval to a wide-ranging bill that attempts to overhaul the state's public education and to close one of the nation's largest achievement gaps between rich and poor.

5/18/2012

The city Department of Education hopes to ease long-existing tensions between district and charter schools with a new collaboration set to kick off in the Bronx.

5/18/2012

Metro Nashville’s school zoning plan promotes integration by offering choice, national desegregation expert Leonard Stevens testified Wednesday in the final day of a trial over whether the district unfairly moved black students.

5/17/2012

5/17/2012

In case you missed the story in the Chronicle Sunday, we reported that the Texas Education Agency is reviewing two Houston charter schools, Varnett and Rhodes, where nepotism and conflicts of interest are commonplace.

5/17/2012

During my campaign for mayor, people would often ask me why I wanted the job.

5/17/2012

During her tumultuous three years at the head of the Washington D.C. public schools, Michelle Rhee set off a lot of fireworks.

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