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February 23, 2015

States' Suspension Rates Vary Widely for Students With Disabilities, Group Says

The Center for Civil Rights Remedies ranked states and districts on their suspension rates, based on data reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

February 23, 2015

Analysis Identifies States, Districts With the Most Problematic Discipline Rates

Researchers at The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the University of California Los Angeles analyzed federal data at the state and local level.

February 10, 2015

D.C. City Councilwoman Asks if Planned Boys of Color Initiative Violates Title IX

The local elected official is concerned that the initiative, which focuses on improving outcomes for boys of color, may run afoul of federal law because it does not include girls.

February 04, 2015

Ed. Commissioner Gist Set to Leave R.I. to Lead Tulsa Schools

Deborah Gist has been Rhode Island's chief state school officer since 2009, and has overseen several significant changes to K-12 policy during her tenure.

January 29, 2015

California Districts File Claim for Additional Funds to Cover State Testing

Four districts and one county education office in California say the state must provide more financial aid to local K-12 agencies to help them implement state assessments.

January 21, 2015

D.C. Schools Announce Efforts to Improve Outcomes for Black and Latino Boys

Through the initiative, the school system will spend $20 million over the next three years through mentoring programs, targeted grants, and opening a new all-male college preparatory high school in a high-need area.

January 06, 2015

Calif. District Sues the City in Connection to School Shooting

The Taft Union High School District says the city of Taft had a contract with the district to provide a school resource officer. There was no officer on duty when one student shot another on Jan. 10, 2013.

December 30, 2014

Investigation Alleges Former Seattle Special Education Chief Shared Bids

Zakiyyah McWilliams, the eighth special education administrator the district has had in the past five years, resigned prior to the release of the investigative report.

December 18, 2014

Schools Can Bill Medicaid for More Student-Health Services, Feds Say

The so-called "free care rule" does not apply to health services provided in schools, the federal agency that administers Medicaid said. That means schools can bill Medicaid for more services they provide to low-income students.

December 04, 2014

If Charters Work, What Is the Reason?

Charter theories are sometimes built on the idea of school "fit." At other times, they're based on the notion that the free market knows best. Andy Smarick and I discuss.

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