Laws

2/16/2012

2/16/2012

A bill to give education funding to students — instead of schools — was kept in committee Wednesday morning to give lawmakers more time to work on it, possibly turning it into a smaller, test program rather than making a statewide change.

2/16/2012

Last year, Indiana made history by passing landmark education legislation. Now, education supporters said they want to keep heading in the right direction and Wednesday’s "Ed Reform Rocks: Demand Great Schools Rally” is how to do so.

2/15/2012

2/15/2012

With his embattled nominee for education commissioner again facing delays in confirmation, Gov. Chris Christie threw his support behind Christopher Cerf’s assertion that he has changed his residence, even as Cerf’s own words continue to add haze to his claims.

2/14/2012

2/14/2012

Often, when it comes to adjusting the school year, the idea is to extend it. But a bill sitting in the Ohio House Education Committee is intended to do the opposite. And some people don’t think shortening the school year is such a great idea.

2/10/2012

2/10/2012

You’ve heard about free school lunches and breakfasts, but how about school suppers? In California, dinners are now being served to students at almost 200 schools.

2/10/2012

President Obama will waive central provisions of the No Child Left Behind federal education law for 10 states that have embraced his educational agenda and promised to raise standards, and improve accountability and teacher effectiveness, the White House announced on Thursday morning.

2/8/2012

2/8/2012

What if some high school, let’s say a charter school, could openly recruit the next LeBron James out of middle school, pair him with a hyper-talented Dwyane Wade wannabe, snap up a Chris Bosch-like sharpshooter and assemble a super team like the Heat did in free agency last year?

2/1/2012

2/1/2012

As Mid-Columbia school districts wait to see if voters will renew their operations levies, state lawmakers are looking at a bill that would prioritize K-12 education funding above all other state obligations.

2/1/2012

If Jane Cunningham gets her way, the class of 2013 would be the last to graduate from the Kansas City (Mo.) Public Schools.

1/31/2012

1/31/2012

A law that requires the Legislature to establish a state limit on public school spending 18 months in advance should be repealed, Gov. Terry Branstad said this morning.

1/31/2012

Anti-bullying efforts in township public schools will continue, says Parsippany schools Superintendent LeRoy Seitz.

1/27/2012

1/27/2012

An effort to force Indiana to withdraw from "common core" education standards failed, but the bill's sponsor promised to try to revive it.

1/20/2012

1/20/2012

President Barack Obama's administration is moving ahead in reforming U.S. education without the help of the Congress, and will soon announce which states can opt out of the national education law known as "No Child Left Behind."

1/20/2012

Before a crowd of hundreds of school district officials and school board members in Milwaukee, Gov. Scott Walker announced that recommendations from a variety of state education task forces will soon be solidified in formal legislation.

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