Policy & Compliance

12/23/2011

12/23/2011

There are times when the New Jersey Department of Education gets it right. The rejection of the Garden State Virtual Charter School’s application was one such golden moment.

12/23/2011

With recent statistics indicating that more students than ever are enrolled in charter schools, there’s no end in sight to the ongoing debate over which is more effective in educating our kids: Traditional public or charter schools. A newly released report offers potential talking points for both sides.

12/22/2011

12/22/2011

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today outlined six broad principles that he says will guide the debate on education reform next year, including "intensive interventions" by the state in troubled school systems and a lighter bureaucratic touch at successful ones.

12/22/2011

School districts across the country often spend less on instruction for low-income and minority students, and it’s one of the main reasons the United States no longer leads the world in education, as it did 40 years ago.

12/21/2011

12/21/2011

Connecticut lawmakers will be asked next year to allow more state intervention in troubled school districts, more autonomy for high-achieving schools, changes in teacher evaluation methods to emphasize skill over seniority, more early childhood education services and other possible reforms.

12/20/2011

12/20/2011

The sponsor of the six under performing Imagine charter schools announced that two will close at the end of the school year and four are on probation due to academic, financial and leadership failure.

12/20/2011

The Ridgewood school district is unhappy with a state mandate requiring schools to follow strict procedures for New Jersey's new anti-bullying law.

12/19/2011

12/19/2011

As we prepare to enter 2012, what are the issues to resolve in educating all students to their capacity and utilize public education to advance the productivity of Gwinnett County, Georgia, and our nation?

12/19/2011

Some Southeast Kansas school superintendents said that while they are trying to keep an open mind about Gov. Sam Brownback’s new school funding plan, they are skeptical.

12/19/2011

Maryland has won as much as $50 million to build up its early childhood education programs, one of just nine states splitting $500 million from the federal government.

12/16/2011

12/16/2011

Almost half of U.S. public schools are labeled failing under the federal No Child Left Behind law, compared with the 80 percent estimate President Barack Obama’s administration cited as a rationale for changing its mandates, a study found.

12/16/2011

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools recently released a report saying that more than 2 million children are enrolled in public schools this year. The nonprofit resource for charter schools said that more than 500 charter schools opened their doors across the country in the 2011-12 school year.

12/16/2011

Chicago Public Schools is floating a plan to phase out one of its most popular magnet schools.

12/16/2011

The former Seattle Public Schools employee at the center of a criminal investigation into a contracting scandal has pleaded not guilty to felony theft charges filed against him.

12/16/2011

Board members at Fort Wayne Community Schools have found a crafty way of preventing charter schools from moving in on their territory, despite new laws designed to help the schools acquire underutilized public school buildings.

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