Laws

12/5/2011

12/5/2011

Four years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Seattle's school-assignment racial tiebreaker, the federal government issued new guidelines affirming that districts can consider race to help integrate schools.

12/2/2011

12/2/2011

A former Middletown City Schools contract employee now stands accused of stealing 400 laptop computers from the district. Middletown police are charging 29 year old Larry A. Osborne Jr with third-degree felony theft.

12/2/2011

Legislation that would allow the state to pay private school tuition fees for some low-income students who live in neighborhoods in which they are surrounded by failing public schools is wending its way through the Legislature.

12/1/2011

12/1/2011

School-safety officers at the city’s middle and high schools made 63 arrests during a 43-day period last spring, and more than two-thirds of those arrested were African-American students, according to statistics released Monday by the New York Police Department.

11/30/2011

11/30/2011

Michigan's school board elections will be held in November of even-numbered years through legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.

11/30/2011

The head of Louisiana's education board doesn't expect a long, national search for the next state superintendent, saying she's not even sure if the board will accept applications or instead just vote on John White, Gov. Bobby Jindal's choice for the job.

11/21/2011

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.

11/15/2011

11/15/2011

Citing the strength of historic public education reforms already under way in Kentucky, the state on Monday submitted its application asking to be relieved of some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

11/15/2011

When it comes to education, the Republican field of presidential candidates has a unified stance: Get the federal government out of schools. How they'd do that varies.

11/14/2011

11/14/2011

Universal preschool and all-day kindergarten, reforming education funding and restructuring school districts to provide options for students are among sweeping changes Connecticut's superintendents are proposing.

11/14/2011

Government health experts recommended that all children be tested for high cholesterol before they reach puberty, in an effort to get an early start in preventing cardiovascular disease.

11/14/2011

To the public education advocates who released it, the survey painted a gloomy picture of schools in Wisconsin - reduced staff and bigger class sizes in many districts, all as a result of state budget cuts.

11/14/2011

It was a change in tone: Acting New Jersey State Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf came to the teachers union convention Friday and told educators that he appreciated and valued them and wanted to listen to their concerns.

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