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April 17, 2013

Series on Group Home Abuses Earns Journalism Honor

California Watch's reporting on problems with the state-run police force tasked to protect the vulnerable residents of California group homes was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for public service.

April 15, 2013

Education Department: Testing Policy Does Not Violate Student's Rights

Mary Washer, an Oklahoma high school student with severe disabilities, was not able to use a particular accommodation to pass required state tests.

April 15, 2013

How Will Michelle Rhee's Policy and Politics Work Fare in States?

The long-term impacts of a possible cheating scandal in D.C. Public Schools on StudentsFirst, Michelle Rhee's advocacy group, are not yet clear.

April 11, 2013

Fla. May Alter Grad Requirements, Put Algebra 2 On Chopping Block

The Florida Senate has approved major changes to high school graduation requirements that involve career pathways and Algebra II.

April 10, 2013

'Parent Power Index' Puts Familiar States in Top Policy Spots

The Center for Education Reform, like the American Legislative Exchange Council, has given Indiana top marks among states for education policy.

April 10, 2013

Bills to Reject Common Core Fall Short in South Dakota

Two bills seeking to weaken or eliminate the Common Core State Standards in South Dakota have fallen short.

April 08, 2013

Indiana's Chief Common Core Foe Outlines Political Strategy

An Indiana legislator fighting the Common Core State Standards believes his effort can pass muster with state lawmakers and the governor.

April 05, 2013

Could Montana OK Charters and Private-School Tax Credits All at Once?

Montana lawmakers are considering bills that would allow charter schools and tax-credits for private-school tuition in the state.

April 04, 2013

Response to Intervention Policy and Practice Inconsistent Across States

Data from a soon-to-be published report on RTI implementation shows that some states don't have a framework for evaluating program effectiveness.

April 03, 2013

Big Retrofit for Colorado K-12 Finance Passes Senate

A bill that would dramatically change Colorado's K-12 finance system passed the state Senate April 2.

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