July 2015 Archives

Garden State lawmakers pass a resolution rather than a law to address how students are supervised once they choose to opt out of state testing.

Regulations for home schoolers vary widely across the country, according to a report from the Education Commission of the States.

The state's voucher program gives scholarships to low-income students to use at private schools.

Parents of students at Palm Lane Elementary School in Anaheim successfully challenged the school board's rejection of their petition seeking to convert the school into a charter.

The U.S. Department of Education and several organizations have released a checklist of questions for parents seeking to ensure their children are receiving a quality education.

Achievement School District Superintendent Chris Barbic is stepping down from the helm of the state-run turnaround district, citing health concerns and a need for fresh leadership.

South Carolina and Republican Senator Tim Scott's attempt to add Title I portability language to the bill failed.

The Wisconsin special needs vouchers will be for students with disabilities who were denied an opportunity to transfer to another district under the state's open-enrollment policy.

The U.S. Senate nixed a proposal that would have let Title I dollars follow students to the public or private school of their choice.

Laura Bay, a former educator and a parent of three, will serve as president over 4 million PTA members for the next two years.

Indiana passed a new budget to close the funding gap between charters and regular public schools.


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