October 23, 2017

    Ed Department Rescinds 72 ‘Outdated, Unnecessary, or Ineffective’ Special Ed Guidance Documents

    The Education Department has rescinded 72 policy documents that outline the rights of students with disabilities as part of the…
    October 23, 2017

    20% of Oregon Students Are Chronically Absent

    Oregon's chronic absenteeism rate, found to be one of the worst in the nation, got even worse last school year,…
    October 23, 2017

    St. Louis District Sues 32 Teachers for Quitting Their Contracts

    In an effort to keep teachers in the classroom, St. Louis Public Schools is suing at least 32 teachers for…
    October 23, 2017

    FL Newspaper Uncovers More Lawsuits in Which Districts Blamed Kids for Sex Abuse

    The Sun Sentinel this week uncovered lawsuits in which the districts claimed children were wholly or partly responsible for what…
    October 23, 2017

    Online Georgia Charter School Is So Popular That There’s a Waiting List

    Students who have found Georgia Cyber Academy to be a good fit include professional actors or aspiring Olympic athletes whose…
    October 20, 2017

    19 Must-Read Education Stories from This Week

    Read this week's top K-12 education stories: Gates shift education focus, a showdown in Florida, a book is banned, and…
    October 20, 2017

    National School Choice Week Releases Video for Official 2018 Dance

    Today, National School Choice Week released the video tutorial of the official dance for 2018.
    October 20, 2017

    Gates Foundation’s $1.7B Pledge to Go Towards Network Schools, Innovation, and Special Ed Charters

    Philanthropist Bill Gates made the announcement in Cleveland Thursday afternoon during his keynote speech at the Council of the Great…
    October 20, 2017

    MS Supreme Court: There Is No State Mandate on Funding K-12 Education

    The Mississippi Supreme Court says there is no mandatory requirement for the Legislature to fully fund K-12 education in the…
    October 20, 2017

    OR District Paid $11,000 Legal Bill to Keep Incriminating Public Records Secret

    Portland Public Schools paid a law firm more than $11,000 to keep secret the trove of records detailing its mishandling…

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