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6/18/2012

6/18/2012

President Barack Obama's call for states to raise the minimum age at which students can drop out of high school seems about as popular as a homework assignment on Friday afternoon.

6/18/2012

The debate over public school reform often ends up in court.

6/13/2012

6/13/2012

The New York State Division of Human Rights lacks jurisdiction to investigate students' civil rights complaints against their public school districts, the state's top court ruled Tuesday.

6/13/2012

In a tentative ruling that could potentially transform California teacher evaluations, the Los Angeles Unified School District was ordered Monday to use students' academic achievement in reviewing instructors.

6/8/2012

6/8/2012

As expected, Louisiana's largest teachers association, some of its local chapters, and four individual public school teachers have filed two state lawsuits challenging the primary portions of the sweeping education overhaul that Gov. Bobby Jindal signed in April.

6/6/2012

6/6/2012

Hours before the state Court of Appeals was set to consider a lawsuit challenging limits lawmakers placed on North Carolina's public school pre-kindergarten program, the General Assembly on Tuesday pulled back from some of the changes.

6/6/2012

Gov. Christie lent guarded support to a bill introduced by Democratic legislative leaders Monday that would dramatically reshape higher education in New Jersey by drawing Rutgers-Camden closer to Rowan University and by breaking up the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

6/5/2012

6/5/2012

At Farrand Elementary in Plymouth, the 45 students trained as Bully Busters take their job of eradicating bullying seriously.For some of the kids, who have been bullied themselves, it's a personal mission.

6/4/2012

6/4/2012

From Pittsburg to Salem, every New Hampshire resident who has a child in public schools or pays property taxes has a stake in Wednesday's House and Senate votes on a proposed constitutional amendment that would largely overturn the landmark 1997 Claremont II court decision on school funding.

6/1/2012

6/1/2012

Iowa's Education Department director says the state will continue its effort to receive a waiver from the federal government's No Child Left Behind Act.

5/31/2012

5/31/2012

South Dakota lawmakers who earlier this year urged public schools to provide academic instruction on the Bible may need the patience of Job as they wait for schools to embrace the idea.

5/30/2012

5/30/2012

The North Carolina Senate is working on revamping public school policies ranging scrapping job-protecting tenure laws for teachers to protecting home-packed bagged lunches from child nutrition oversight.

5/29/2012

5/29/2012

Vermont has decided to drop its request to the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility in enacting key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law.

5/29/2012

State funding for schools would drop nearly 4 percent under a measure a House committee approved today.

5/29/2012

Amid the ceaseless and cacophonous debates about how to close the achievement gap, we’ve turned away from one tool that has been shown to work: school desegregation.

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