legislation

Tucson Continues to Struggle with Desegregation Plans

Arkansas Schools Ask State Supreme Court Not to Reconsider Property Tax Ruling

School districts involved in a lawsuit over school funding are asking the state Supreme Court not to reconsider its ruling that allows districts to keep excess property tax revenue if they raise more money than what is set under Arkansas' funding formula.

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Miami-Dade Teachers’ Book Club a Think Tank on School Reform

Across the country, education reform is drawing big ideas and big bucks from some big names.

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New Ind. State Schools Leader Learning Lessons in Politics

Indiana’s new schools superintendent, Glenda Ritz, is making some allies in the Statehouse: Republican legislators who pushed the education-reform laws that triggered a wave of voter discontent that carried the Democrat Ritz into her new job.

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Schools Capitalize On Direct Shot At Federal Funds

Gov. Rick Perry had called it “foolish and irresponsible” for Texas to apply for funds from the Obama administration’s signature education initiative. He feared Race to the Top funding would come with too many federal mandates on how to run classrooms in his state.

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Teachers, Others Head to Tacoma (Wash.) to Learn About Charter Schools

If turnout at a charter school conference held Saturday in Tacoma is any measure, there’s definitely some interest in the independently managed, publicly financed schools that were approved by voters in November.

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Superintendent Capolupo Goes to Washington

Pennsylvania superintendent gets two chances to promote unique literacy building.

K12 Education in Barack Obama’s Second Term of Office

Changes are on the horizon, but what does it mean to school leaders?

Model Legislation for Charter Laws

Mo. District to Find, Fix Sports Facilities’ Alleged Inequalities Under Title IX

After failing to come to an agreement with complainants alleging violations of inequality between boys’ and girls’ sports facilities Butte School District No. 1 will conduct a self-investigation by mid-January into its locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities, and plan to remediate any inequalities found.

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