Reform

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.

11/10/2011

11/10/2011

Gov. Deval Patrick wants all children in Massachusetts to be proficient in reading by the third grade.

11/9/2011

11/9/2011

Now that Idaho has approved a requirement that high school students take at least two credits online, officials are working on plans for a statewide contract expected to include a list of providers for districts to choose from when selecting virtual courses.

11/8/2011

11/8/2011

Long cast as defender of the status quo, New Jersey's teachers union has begun presenting its own ideas for major changes to the state's public school system.

11/7/2011

11/7/2011

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis was all smiles on Friday as she described how she reached out to Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a big meeting.

11/7/2011

Six million, give or take. That's how many children are in public school in California.

Arguably, we won't have a strong economic future if they don't get a good education.

11/4/2011

11/4/2011

For education reformers, this is the best of times. New technologies offer hope to many kids who just don't fit in traditional public schools, and improvement to many others who do.

11/3/2011

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.

11/3/2011

Under a plan approved unanimously by board of education members, San Diego Unified will consider school consolidations, which is a significant curtailing of a process that could have closed or consolidated more than a dozen schools across the district next fall.

11/3/2011

School districts across New York State could win as much as $75 million in grant money if they can prove to state education officials that they have been able to raise performance and have new ideas for further gains, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced.

11/2/2011

11/2/2011

Education is in "crisis". That's the message that was conveyed Thursday by education historian Diane Ravitch in a Distinguished Lecture Series appearance at William Paterson University.

11/1/2011

11/1/2011

Parents of school-age children in Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield should know that the Virginia Association of School Superintendents have presented their Blueprint for the Future of Public Education to the State board of Education.

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.

10/28/2011

10/28/2011

On Wednesday, President Obama introduced two changes to the federal student loan program that could affect several million borrowers. The broad outlines of his plans to encourage loan consolidation and assist people who are struggling financially are reasonably clear.

10/28/2011

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

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