Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 3:36pm
Two new similar Texas laws go into effect next week that stop campus police from writing tickets to any student under the age of 17. The intent is for Texas schools to handle the students first using their own code of conduct instead of issuing them a ticket for a Class C misdemeanor for things like fighting, drugs, or disrupting class.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:10pm
President Obama got back on the bus Thursday with both a short- and long-term agenda. Over Thursday and Friday, the president planned to discuss proposals to lower college costs as he rolled through upstate New York and northeastern Pennsylvania. In the longer term, he is getting ready for potential budget battles in September, including the prospect of a government shutdown.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 8:22am
West Virginia lawmakers scored an important victory in passing wide-ranging education reform legislation earlier this year, but leadership in both the Senate and House of Delegates acknowledge the war is far from won.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 3:17pm
In the race to succeed Mayor Thomas M. Menino, proposals to overhaul the Boston public schools abound, making education one of the most talked-about issues thus far.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 3:15pm
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law that aims to 'provide comfort to sports families across Illinois' by requiring schools to have insurance to cover serious injuries to student athletes – and avoid lawsuits.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 2:14pm
The new law requires coverage for young people seriously hurt in school-sponsored sports for at least five years or $3 million in benefits, whichever comes first.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 9:43am
Gov. Nikki Haley met with about a dozen business and legislative leaders Wednesday morning in a private meeting to discuss her forthcoming education reform proposal.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 9:38am
Some Washington state lawmakers wonder if they may be able to take an extra year to phase in billions more dollars for education funding reform, as ordered by the state Supreme Court.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 9:03am
Patti Fields, a member of the Iowa City School Board, is among 20 Iowans tapped by the Legislature to serve on a state commission to aid in the implementation of new education-reform law.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 3:05pm
It is time to take into account what we have learned from No Child Left Behind in the past decade and improve the federal accountability and school improvement system, rather than end it.