Laws

8/22/2013

8/22/2013

The State Board of Education heard from teachers, employers, school board members and parents yesterday during a public hearing in Concord on changes to the state’s minimum standards, which outline what programs schools must offer in order to receive state funds.

8/21/2013

8/21/2013

Parents in some rural Alabama counties are asking a federal court to block a new state law that gives tax breaks to families who transfer out of failing schools. They argue that their children aren't getting a fair shot at a quality education.

8/21/2013

In a report issued Monday, Legal Aid of North Carolina blasted the disciplinary system in the Wake County Public School System, calling it a "school-to-prison pipeline."

8/21/2013

The Alabama Department of Education has begun taking small but meaningful steps toward encroaching on the right of church-based schools to operate free of government oversight, and it should stop dead in its tracks.

8/21/2013

Federal laws and regulations could save Pennsylvania school districts from having to turn over as much as $150 million that charter schools say they are owed.

8/16/2013

8/16/2013

Parents enrolling their teens in middle and high school in the Flowing Wells Unified School District in Tucson are being asked to sign a pledge promising to lock up their guns and teach their children about the "dangers and consequences" of the misuse of firearms as part of the district's registration process.

8/14/2013

8/14/2013

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) joined the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) in urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to follow standards—carefully developed by U.S. Supreme Court rulings—for determining a school district’s liability in cases of harassment.

8/14/2013

California schools may give students insulin injections and other medications without having to call in licensed nurses, the state's highest court ruled Monday.

8/14/2013

Instead of making the schools safer, we've simply managed to make them more authoritarian.

8/8/2013

8/8/2013

Alabama's new Accountability Act provides state tax credits to parents who move their children from failing public schools to participating private schools.

8/7/2013

8/7/2013

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law that aims to 'provide comfort to sports families across Illinois' by requiring schools to have insurance to cover serious injuries to student athletes – and avoid lawsuits.

8/1/2013

8/1/2013

State statutes imply crossing guard programs should be the responsibility of the municipalities, according to Monona Grove Superintendent Dan Olson at the July 23 board meeting.

8/1/2013

A lawsuit filed by the Chicago Teachers' Union argued that the school district ignored the recommendations of independent officials questioning 10 of the proposed closings.

7/31/2013

7/31/2013

A hard-fought effort to place the Wake County school board’s multi-billion-dollar real-estate portfolio under the control of Wake County commissioners was turned back by the state House in a bipartisan vote.

7/30/2013

7/30/2013

Students with disabilities who play organized sports outside of school will be able to skip gym class under a new state law.

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