Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 2:35pm
The charter school movement has former Sens. Jim Horne and Al Lawson making the rounds in the Capitol. But its most effective lobbyists may be the 300 or so students in Tallahassee on Tuesday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 1:07pm
State legislators are considering a bill that could help children during school hours.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 10:41am
In February, U.S. Rep. George Miller of California introduced the Transforming Education Through Technology Act, a bill designed to help schools, districts and states improve teaching and learning through technology. It would provide a way for K12 districts to offer the necessary technology tools students will need to succeed in college and career, since about one-third of districts nationwide do not designate budget money for new computers.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 9:05am
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is urging a federal appeals court to ensure that school districts are not required to reimburse parents who unilaterally choose educational placements for their children with disabilities if those placements are not appropriate under federal special education law.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 03/24/2013 - 6:39pm
In 1994 Michigan passed Gun Free School zones giving rise to zero tolerance policies in districts across the state.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 03/24/2013 - 6:14pm
State Representative James Roebuck – long a critic of the manner in which the state’s charter schools are managed and financed, and the lack of comprehensive oversight – has issued a scathing, top-down report on the dozens of charter schools throughout the state that are involved in ongoing investigations or have other pertinent issues.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 1:55pm
Students on reservations are being affected earlier than most -- Head Start, adult education programs expect reduced funding.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 9:14am
Thanks to Washington's budget showdown, our neediest kids will see the deepest cuts.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 4:00pm
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has filed an amicus brief in an employment case asking the U.S. Supreme Court not to hamper school districts’ abilities to discipline or fire employees.