Policy & Compliance

3/1/2012

3/1/2012

More than half of all states applied by this week's new deadline to be freed from the most strenuous requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, the Education Department said Wednesday.

3/1/2012

Public schools throughout the country are not harmed by school choice programs as most of their costs are flexible and can change with student enrollment, according to a new report issued by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

3/1/2012

If you want to talk about schools, the top guy to talk to is Arne Duncan. Tuesday morning, he met with about 400 students, teachers, parents, and community leaders in Denver to have a conversation about fixing slumping schools.

3/1/2012

Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday expressed disappointment that lawmakers have “watered down” the wide-ranging education reform proposal he introduced last month.

2/29/2012

2/29/2012

As promised by House leaders, the constitutional amendment authorizing state charter schools was brought back for reconsideration; passing this time by a margin of three votes to be sent on to the Senate for action.

2/29/2012

A school choice advocate says he's preparing to open three charter schools in the unaccredited Riverview Gardens School District and possibly two in St. Charles County if legislation passes allowing for charter school expansion in Missouri.

2/29/2012

The No Child Left Behind Act set national standards for student progress and an annual testing regime to measure it when the federal law was passed in 2002.

2/29/2012

New York City churches meeting in the city’s schools have won a major victory over the board of education, as a judge ruled that all congregations impacted by her injunction barring the city from evicting churches are covered by the verdict — and not just the main congregation named in the suit.

2/29/2012

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hosted a town hall meeting in Denver this morning, answering questions from the community about the federal role in Colorado's education reforms which are hailed as leading the way for the nation.

2/29/2012

Performance ratings for 217 New York City charter school teachers were made public on Tuesday but city officials cautioned that because of missing information, the reports cannot be used to objectively compare the quality of a public school versus charter school education.

2/28/2012

2/28/2012

In the ongoing stare-down between state-legal medical-marijuana dispensaries and federal law-enforcement officials, today is the day somebody blinks.

2/28/2012

A statewide poll released by Washington Policy Center shows a strong majority, 60%, of Washingtonians support changing state law to allow charter public schools, and 64% say they support allowing low-income and minority children in urban neighborhoods to attend such schools.

2/28/2012

The Louisiana Department of Education has written some significant revisions into its plan for overhauling the system it uses to judge the quality of public schools in Louisiana.

2/28/2012

At the end of a tumultuous week, Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard took to the pulpit at a storied South Side church on Sunday to defend the controversial decision to close or turnaround struggling schools.

2/27/2012

2/27/2012

The Obama administration is trying to foster more public-private partnerships to help low-performing schools.

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