Laws

7/15/2013

7/15/2013

Politicians, including Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, want voters in November to approve a massive, historic and permanent billion-dollar-a-year tax increase that will raise income tax rates of middle-class wage earners from 4.63 percent to as high as 5.9 percent.

7/15/2013

The current mess involving unaccredited school districts threatening to send bus-loads of children to school districts where they will be unwelcome is as much about the failure of our political system as it is the failure of our educational system.

7/15/2013

Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill that will give the state the chance to begin a possible takeover once the law takes effect Aug. 28.

7/10/2013

7/10/2013

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today applauded the federal government’s decision to delay the implementation of IRS rules for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until January 2015, based upon the “complexity of the requirements and the need for more time to implement them effectively.”

7/10/2013

A civil rights organization has asked a pair of federal agencies to investigate the Russell Independent Schools in Eastern Kentucky over allegations that a 14-year-old Asian-American student has been repeatedly harassed.

7/3/2013

7/3/2013

Washington voters have decided they want to add charter schools to the education mix in the state, and the three largest districts are taking different approaches to the question: What should charter schools mean to our community?

7/3/2013

Federal budget cuts known as the sequester will cost Ohio's school districts about $66 million in federal aid for the 2013-14 school year, the Ohio Department of Education announced Monday.

7/3/2013

Broward’s school district has made great strides in complying with state class-size requirements, but one of the techniques it used — forcing high schools to adopt a uniform, seven-period class schedule — violated its teachers union contract, an arbitrator has found.

7/2/2013

7/2/2013

This much is clear: An unusual array of political and business leaders helped craft the latest version of a rescue plan.

7/2/2013

Local school districts will now be required to conduct safety drills to prepare for a possible shooting under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Monday.

6/27/2013

6/27/2013

The district has swelled about 60 percent in a little over a dozen years, according to the study from real estate consulting group CBRE.

6/27/2013

About 150 teachers, parents and students boarded three buses in Pittsburgh Tuesday morning headed to Harrisburg as part of a rally of more than 800 at the State Capitol to protest Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget cuts to education.

6/27/2013

The bill was passed around the Senate multiple times with intentions to delay implementation until the 2014-15 school year. After multiple amendments, however, the bill approved by the House on June 4 requires implementation this fall, with a full roll-out over the next two years.

6/21/2013

6/21/2013

After hearing brief arguments from the state and the six parties in the case, State District Judge John Dietz announced that a new six-week trial would begin on Jan. 6. The suit was filed last summer after lawmakers cut $5.4 billion from state public education funding while simultaneously implementing a rigorous new testing and accountability system.

6/19/2013

6/19/2013

Washington state’s school superintendent says he opposes the expansion of half-days on school calendars and wants lawmakers to act next year to give his office the authority to curb them.

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