Policy & Compliance

12/15/2011

12/15/2011

Denver District Court Judge Sheila A. Rappaport ordered Dec. 9 that the state of Colorado reform its Public School Finance Act to make sure public education meets the state constitution’s guarantee that the state will provide a “thorough and uniform” system of public schools.

12/15/2011

A national panel of education experts is lauding Metro school leaders for creating a cooperative culture, effectively training principals and using data to make decisions.

12/15/2011

A college education is more expensive than ever, but a new report by the Mitchell Institute indicates it can still pay off for Mainers.

12/15/2011

Three of the four applications to open new charter schools in Trenton next year have been rejected by the state Department of Education, while the fourth, the proposed Trenton Prep Charter School, has progressed to a second round of review.

12/14/2011

12/14/2011

Los Angeles Unified will weigh a ban on preferences like those at Larchmont and Los Feliz, which admitted some students in return for special services or volunteering by parents.

12/14/2011

Chicago Public Schools announced plans Monday to add 12 new charters, including more campuses for networks with less-than-stellar scores.

12/14/2011

Gov. Sam Brownback's administration plans to release the long-awaited details of his plan for overhauling how Kansas finances its public schools this week amid skepticism about his ability to keep his promises to protect rural schools and prevent any local districts from losing state aid.

12/13/2011

12/13/2011

It’s been nearly a year since Michelle Rhee, chancellor of Washington D.C. schools from 2007 to 2010, founded the bi-partisan, education reform organization, StudentsFirst. Using the grassroots energy of a diverse group of parents, students, teachers and other committed individuals, StudentsFirst is dedicated to the improvement, indeed the rehabilitation, of the United States educational system.

12/13/2011

Educating Utah's young people is the focus of Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s budget recommendations for the coming year.

12/13/2011

A Connecticut task force assigned to study ways to close the achievement gap between wealthy and poor students is scheduled to hear from the state's new education commissioner.

12/13/2011

Since well before the 2011 legislative session began, one question has dominated conversations about Texas' budget cuts to public education: How will they affect public schools?

12/13/2011

For a generation of Newark, N.J. students, every education decision, including choices on curriculum, spending and superintendent, has been made by state officials in Trenton.

12/12/2011

12/12/2011

Three months into a federal grant program designed to improve some of the country’s lowest-performing schools, New York City’s Education Department has instead moved to close two troubled high schools and replace them with new schools.

12/12/2011

The Orleans Parish School Board may be much diminished since the state took over a majority of the city's public schools six years ago, but the old board still pulls some of the most important strings: the purse strings.

12/12/2011

As schools across California bemoan increasing class sizes, the Alliance Technology and Math Science High School has boosted class size — on purpose — to an astonishing 48. The students work at computers most of the school day.

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