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11/9/2011

11/9/2011

President Obama continues his "we can't wait" campaign against Congress this morning, this time targeting lawmakers' failure to act on education issues by issuing executive changes governing the Head Start program.

11/9/2011

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday he's encouraged that some states are allowing the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges.

11/8/2011

11/8/2011

Nearly half of 7th to 12th graders experienced sexual harassment in the last school year, according to a study, with 87 percent of those who have been harassed reporting negative effects such as absenteeism, poor sleep and stomachaches.

11/8/2011

Gov. Bobby Jindal's pick to be Louisiana's next education superintendent said that it's not appropriate to talk with education board members about the job until after the Nov. 19 election.

11/7/2011

11/7/2011

Public schools must account for every dime of state and federal funding they spend to educate students.

11/7/2011

Lawmakers have been meeting with people around the state about what should happen in the state's unaccredited school districts as they consider the legislation they will push in the 2012 session.

11/4/2011

11/4/2011

Alabama's attorney general is questioning the U.S. Justice Department's legal authority to get enrollment information about all students in many Alabama school districts as part of its federal lawsuit challenging the state's tough new immigration law.

11/3/2011

11/3/2011

A prolonged effort to clarify the state's special education regulations has hit a stumbling block. Many members of the state Board of Education don't understand some of the proposed changes or the impact they would have on a student's ability to get needed services.

11/3/2011

Back in May, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education fired off a joint letter to all school districts in the nation reminding them they risked losing federal funding if they violated the Supreme Court's 1982 ruling in Plyler vs. Doe by denying children access to a free education because of their immigration status.

11/1/2011

11/1/2011

Michigan residents overwhelmingly support giving parents whose children attend failing schools the option to send their kids to better schools, according to results of a survey released.

10/31/2011

10/31/2011

The state attorney general has been asked to investigate allegations that Sunnyside High School athletes were told to report for a weekend practice, in uniform, then directed to pass out literature in support of the district's upcoming bond and override election.

10/28/2011

10/28/2011

Rhode Island will join a majority of states in requesting relief from the controversial national education law, No Child Left Behind. 

10/28/2011

Though getting a sweeping federal education bill out of a Senate committee feels momentous given Congress's heightened partisan atmosphere, Senators Tom Harkin's (D-Iowa) and Mike Enzi's (R-Wyo.) measure faces a rocky road.

10/27/2011

10/27/2011

A Minnesota school district must report to the federal government any future allegations of harassment against Somali students as part of a tentative agreement to end a civil rights investigation, the district's superintendent said Monday.

10/26/2011

10/26/2011

The Massachusetts education board voted to seek a waiver from the requirements of No Child Left Behind, the federal law once championed by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy but now viewed by the Obama administration and most states as an unrealistic measure of academic progress.

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