The state filed a motion for a stay in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to put off the penalty, in part to continue fighting the U.S. Department of Education over whether it should have been levied at all. South Carolina also worries about the financial repercussions
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June 20, 2012
June 18, 2012
Only one state this year heeded the call made by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address for states to raise their compulsory attendance age to 18. One reason may be that states are too preoccupied with significant education policy issues to focus attention on the compulsory age.
June 15, 2012
Ohio lawmakers appear to have struck a deal on a package of education legislation pushed by Republican Gov. John Kasich that includes a deal on a school grading system crucial to the state's No Child Left Behind Act waiver granted by the U.S. Department of Education in May.
June 13, 2012
In a recent licensing deal with an online college, McGraw-Hill will be paid based on student performance, an arrangement some K-12 officials have advocated for but remains rare.
June 12, 2012
A ballot referendum fight in Idaho features state superintendent Tom Luna and Gov. Butch Otter against the Idaho Education Association over the faate of new laws related to merit pay and collective bargaining rights.
June 11, 2012
Graduation rates for the 2007 cohort of New York State high school students rose slightly, the state department reported on June 11, but significant achievement gaps exist between minorities and whites, urban/suburban and low-need schools, and between schools in "large cities" and others.
June 08, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said his department would welcome Vermont back to the negotiating table after the state dropped its NCLB waiver application; Kentucky's education commissioner Terry Holliday gets a new contract; and a Louisiana teachers' union files two lawsuits challenging Gov. Bobby Jindal's new education overhaul.
June 07, 2012
The state's goal was to ultimately include all students in the online adaptive testing system. The complaint nudged the education department to get to that goal more quickly.
June 06, 2012
In a statement after his victory in the recall election June 5, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he was looking forward to addressing "education reform" at a cabinent meeting he hoped to convene the next day.
June 05, 2012
Oregon superintendent of schools Susan Castillo announced Monday June 4 that she would resign from her position at the end of the month, about a week after the state's governor appointed Rudy Crew as Oregon's new "chief education officer."