October 2012 Archives

Nearly two dozen schools in California lost their API scores after district-level investigations uncovered cheating incidents, including improper coaching, on tests.

Education advocacy groups have a long list of endorsed candidates at the state level they'll be watching on Nov. 6.

The Idaho Secretary of State is taking legal action against a group supporting 2011 education reform laws because it hasn't disclosed its donors.

The Alabama Education Trust Fund posted a surplus and will avoid budget cuts for the first time in four years.

An audit of the U.S. Department of Education and state departments found a lack of oversight of how charter schools grants were spent.

Louisiana's new voucher program and a school district's effort to free itself from federal oversight over desegregation have crossed paths in court.

Tennessee announced it is standing by its decision to withhold $3.4 million in state aid to Nashville schools over its rejection of a charter operator's proposal.

Pennsylvania lawmakers failed to approve a bill making changes to charter schools in the state, to the surprise of Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican.

The Louisiana school board approved new accreditation requirements for schools to be eligible for the state's new voucher program.

The number of states receiving A or B grades for their charter school laws increased in the past year, the Center for Education Reform reported.

Washington schools chief Randy Dorn said would consider a lawsuit to bring a charter school commission under his control if voters approve charters in the state Nov. 6.

The Washington Education Association is mobilizing for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate and against charters in that state, but a small group of teachers believe the latter is a good idea for the state.

A Washington State poll shows a ballot measure to allow charter schools in the state has a plurality of support, and spending on the campaigns related to the initiative has approached $5 million.

Dane Linn, the executive director of state policy at the College Board, has applied to be Florida's commissioner of education, according to the state's department.

During the Oct. 3 debate, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Massachusetts, where he used to be governor, has the top-ranked education system in the country.

Pennsylvania school business officers report that for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years, districts have eliminated or left vacant roughly 18,350 positions.

The Florida education department extended the application deadline for its education commissioner position to Nov. 30.


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