Policy & Compliance

1/9/2012

1/9/2012

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Jan. 18 in New Orleans in a lawsuit that claims a 9-year-old girl was checked out of a south Mississippi school six times by an unauthorized man who then raped her.

1/6/2012

1/6/2012

2012 has the potential to bring relatively big changes to San Francisco’s public schools, due in most part to a November ballot that will be full of interesting and significant choices.

1/6/2012

A city councilman and three clergymen were among seven people arrested Thursday as they protested what they fear will be the eviction of worship services from all public buildings in New York City.

1/5/2012

1/5/2012

Georgia is considering throwing out a law requiring that 65 percent of education funding be spent in public school classrooms, part of an effort to overhaul how Georgia funds K-12 education.

1/5/2012

Should District of Columbia public and charter high school students be required to apply for college or trade school in order to graduate?

1/5/2012

An education administrator from Vermont has been named as the first executive director of a Connecticut nonprofit group created by state business leaders to push school reform ideas.

1/3/2012

1/3/2012

What does berry picking have to do with math?

1/3/2012

Soon after State Superintendent Cindy Hill took office in January, she vowed to make the Wyoming Department of Education less about compliance and more about instruction. She also warned department employees she would take risks and do new things.

1/2/2012

1/2/2012

A year ago at this time, a spirit of revolution was in the air around the Cobb school board.

1/2/2012

Six suburban school districts were disappointed by a Jackson County judge’s decision Friday against temporarily halting the transfer of students from the unaccredited Kansas City Public Schools to outlying districts.

1/2/2012

One of the many reasons that people have lost trust in our nation's economic and political system is the inequality of economic opportunities afforded to our citizens.

1/2/2012

Plans for a new teacher rating system for New York City schools that would include measures of student performance—a hallmark of national education reform efforts—were dealt a setback on Friday after negotiations broke down between the city and the teachers union.

The failure to reach an agreement before a year-end deadline had an immediate, if minimal, effect: The state suspended a program to funnel nearly $60 million in federal funds to the city to improve a small number of troubled schools. The money represents less than 0.3% of the Department of Education's annual budget.

1/2/2012

During her first six years of teaching in this city’s struggling schools, Tiffany Johnson got a series of small raises that brought her annual salary to $63,000, from about $50,000. This year, her seventh, Ms. Johnson earns $87,000.

12/23/2011

12/23/2011

The Hawaii Department of Education is struggling to make the grade and now the state has been warned it could lose $75 million in federal funding as a result.

12/23/2011

Six decades after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down “separate but equal” schools for blacks and whites, segregation is growing because of charter schools, privately run public schools that educate 1.8 million U.S. children.

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