Policy & Compliance

11/28/2011

11/28/2011

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she's concerned about the economy, the deficit, and the "jaded" nature of American politics - but she says the country's "biggest single problem" is with the public school system.

11/28/2011

Over the past decade, students in Finland have soared on international measures of achievement. They've continued to post some of the best scores in the developed world in reading, math and science, according to a respected international exam.

11/23/2011

11/23/2011

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich gave some insight into why he believes child labor laws condemn poor children to remain in poverty in an address at Harvard on Friday.

11/23/2011

The Frederick Outdoor Discovery Charter School will not open its doors in Frederick County any time soon, but two other charter schools are on track to open next fall.

11/23/2011

Four Jersey City-based charter schools filed petition Tuesday requesting that Acting Commissioner of Education Chris Cerf issue a ruling declaring, among other things, that the city's charter schools are not being properly funded as required by the New Jersey Constitution and state statutes.

11/23/2011

On the surface, having a college degree might seem to make getting and keeping a job more difficult in the current employment environment. Armed with a college degree, most people would expect to earn more than someone without a college degree. When jobs appear scarce, the lower-cost worker would seem to have an easier time finding a job.

11/22/2011

11/22/2011

Monday, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released high school graduation rates calculated using a new method.

11/21/2011

11/21/2011

Teachers from two East Oakland (Calif.) elementary schools aim to shake up the status quo in the Oakland school district.

11/21/2011

With a waiting list of thousands and a long list of academic success stories, an Irving-based charter school program has announced plans to expand into Fort Worth, Texas next year.

11/21/2011

Over the past decade, the student population that attends Lawrence (Ind.) Township Schools has changed rapidly. In 2000, white students represented 64 percent of the enrollment. Today, the district is 42 percent white, 38 percent black and 11 percent Hispanic.

11/21/2011

In just a short nine months, Pamela Blizzard envisions a new place of learning nestled in the heart of Research Triangle Park – a place with a “porous wall” to encourage partnerships with surrounding companies and that packs students’ minds with more than four years of education during the four years of high school.

11/21/2011

The U.S. Department of Education announced that 11 states have formally submitted requests for waivers from key provisions of No Child Left Behind.

11/21/2011

Under the short-term spending measure passed in October, Congress cut federal funds for special education, disadvantaged youth programs, teacher improvement programs and career and technical education.

11/18/2011

11/18/2011

State’s schools are seeing more empty chairs in the classroom and burdens on educators.

11/17/2011

11/17/2011

Says plan consistent with Obama's national education efforts.

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