Policy & Compliance

1/27/2012

1/27/2012

Education was the topic of discussion in northeast Louisiana as Governor Bobby Jindal and the state’s new Superintendent of Education John White visited the area.

1/27/2012

An effort to force Indiana to withdraw from "common core" education standards failed, but the bill's sponsor promised to try to revive it.

1/27/2012

This week is National School Choice Week -- a well-orchestrated PR event to celebrate "school choice."

1/26/2012

1/26/2012

When shown successful school reform models elsewhere in the world, politicians and educators alike often scoff that there are no lessons for America.

1/26/2012

America's public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire teachers who aren't performing.

1/26/2012

For a moment, try to envision an America where, regardless of how much money you make or where you live, the government empowered you - even encouraged you - to send your children to better schools.

1/25/2012

1/25/2012

Wisconsin could more aggressively intervene in the lowest-performing publicly funded schools under a proposed accountability system unveiled Monday.

1/24/2012

1/24/2012

In the best showing in South Florida, the Monroe County school district ranked eighth in the list of 67 school districts in a ranking released on Monday by the Florida Department of Education.

1/24/2012

The Chicago Public School system for the first time has spelled out exactly what it wants the next school year’s longer day to look like.

1/23/2012

1/23/2012

A plethora of educational issues will dominate the Colorado political landscape in 2012. Most of them will produce conflict due to competition for limited resources and, in particular, participants with dramatically different educational philosophies.

1/23/2012

Democratic state lawmakers are entering this year's legislative session with a package of bills they say will raise Utah from the bottom of national public education rankings.

1/23/2012

Will the fourth time be the charm for charter schools in Washington? Two companion bills are working their ways through Washington's Senate and House to create charter schools and "Transformation Zone Districts."

1/23/2012

Six months after barely closing a $712 million deficit, Chicago Public Schools officials have spent nearly $10 million that has not yet been budgeted in their aggressive push to lengthen the school day.

1/20/2012

1/20/2012

In his State of the State address, California Gov. Jerry Brown calls for limits on standardized tests and wants reduced roles for the U.S. and state in local schools.

1/20/2012

Before a crowd of hundreds of school district officials and school board members in Milwaukee, Gov. Scott Walker announced that recommendations from a variety of state education task forces will soon be solidified in formal legislation.

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