Students Lobby Lawmakers to Support Charter Schools

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.

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Technology Bill to Improve Teaching and Learning

Legislation Would Help Prepare Tenn. Schools to Treat Allergic Reactions

State legislators are considering a bill that could help children during school hours.

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New Bill Designed to Improve Teaching and Learning through Technology

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.

NSBA Challenges Tuition Reimbursement for Inappropriate Special Education Placements

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.

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Youths March Against Detroit Schools' Suspension Policies

In 1994 Michigan passed Gun Free School zones giving rise to zero tolerance policies in districts across the state.

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Philadelphia Lawmaker Releases Harsh Report On Charter Schools

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.

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Sequester Cuts Already Hitting Minn. Reservation Schools

Students on reservations are being affected earlier than most -- Head Start, adult education programs expect reduced funding.

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The Victims of the Education Sequester: Special-Needs Students and Poor Kids

Thanks to Washington's budget showdown, our neediest kids will see the deepest cuts.

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NSBA Urges Supreme Court to Protect Employers from Unnecessary Lawsuits

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.

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