Policy & Compliance

1/12/2012

1/12/2012

Nearly 90% of New Mexico schools failed last year to make adequate progress according to the No Child Left Behind Act.

1/11/2012

1/11/2012

City and state education officials announced that they plan to close an entire network of charter high schools in Brooklyn that have suffered management and financial woes for years.

1/11/2012

“Cautiously optimistic” was the response of Issaquah (Wash.) School District Superintendent Steve Rasmussen to Jan. 5’s state Supreme Court ruling regarding school funding.

1/11/2012

The U.S. Department of Education released a state-specific report profiling Delaware's first-year progress on comprehensive education reform under Race to the Top. Reports on 11 other states also were released.

1/10/2012

1/10/2012

The nation's public schools have been battered by a continuing stream of bad news in the past few years, challenging what at one time was considered one of the world's leading education systems.

1/10/2012

Just in time for the law's 10th anniversary this past Sunday, House Republicans led by Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) have released draft legislation for revamping the No Child Left Behind Act. The bills would ease the federal government's grip on public schools, but are unlikely to be passed.

1/10/2012

The state Board of Education has approved three charter schools proposed by school districts.

1/10/2012

Georgia Senate Republicans got the 2012 General Assembly off to a quick start Monday, pushing through two education bills over objections from minority Democrats that they hadn’t received a proper airing.

1/10/2012

Rep. Michele Bachmann may have stepped aside last week in Iowa, but at least in terms of education her beliefs continue to be well represented among the remaining GOP candidates.

1/9/2012

1/9/2012

Merging the state’s 800-plus school districts into a more manageable number could cost nearly $4 billion, according to a recent report that may kill any chance that a commission looking for ways to improve Illinois education will recommend a major consolidation.

1/9/2012

As the Marion County School Board and Superintendent Jim Yancey continue to prepare for a proposed four-day school week, we are witnessing a public-policy travesty unfold.

1/9/2012

We have made major strides over the past decades in improving educational levels of students with disabilities.

1/9/2012

A former Teacher of the Year at an Alabama elementary school admitted to molesting over 21 girls during his 25-year career, police said on Thursday.

1/9/2012

Chicago schools that voted for a longer day starting in January will add that extra 90 minutes daily when students return to classes Monday.

1/9/2012

The No Child Left Behind education law was cast as a symbol of possibility, offering the promise of improved schools for the nation’s poor and minority children and better prepared students in a competitive world.

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