Top News

Marion Herbert's picture

Opinion: Education Bill Gives Parents Political Power

The Florida Senate will have an opportunity to vote on Senate Bill 1718, the Parent Empowerment Act.

Read more »

Marion Herbert's picture

Utah Legislature Passes Bill Requiring 'Abstinence-Only' Sex Education -- Or None at All

Some think this bill puts control of a child‘s education back into parent’s hands, others have said that it takes away parental choice.

Read more »

Marion Herbert's picture

Oregon Board of Education Inches Toward Ban of Native American Mascots

The Oregon Board of Education will continue to take steps toward adopting rules that could ban Native American mascots from schools across the state.

Read more »

Marion Herbert's picture

Urgent Need to Address Racial Disparities in School Discipline

Racial disparities in school discipline – including suspensions, expulsions and arrests – remain alarmingly high in districts and states across the country.

Read more »

Marion Herbert's picture

Secretary of Education Sits Down With Rick Perry

In between back-to-back speaking engagments in Texas, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met with sometime political adversary Gov. Rick Perry to discuss a possible waiver on the No Child Left Behind Act.

Read more »

Marion Herbert's picture

Round Two in the Louisiana Science Education Wars

Louisiana State Senator Karen Carter Peterson pre-filed Senate Bill 374 (PDF), to repeal the state’s ill-advised Science Education Act of 2008.

Read more »

Judy Hartnett's picture

Teacher Evaluations Pose Test for States

Efforts to revamp public education are increasingly focused on evaluating teachers using student test scores, but school districts nationwide are only beginning to deal with the practical challenges of implementing those changes.

Read more »

Judy Hartnett's picture

Free Tuition for Michigan Teens? Higher Education Experts Say $1.8B Program Unlikely to Gain Support

In January Michigan senate Democrats unveiled a proposal that would send all Michigan-educated high schoolers to a state university for free.

Read more »

Judy Hartnett's picture

Walton Family Foundation Invests $159 Million in K-12 Education Reform in 2011

The Walton Family Foundation announced investments totaling more than $159 million in education reform initiatives for 2011 – the largest single-year investment in education reform.

Read more »

Judy Hartnett's picture

Restored Education Funds Fail to Make Up for Earlier Cutbacks

Declining property taxes contributed to a $1.3 billion statewide cut to education last year, Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s first year in office.

Read more »

Pages