June 30, 2012
Public colleges and universities are remarkably poor at providing students and taxpayers transparent, objective measures of their worth even as tuition has grown three times the rate of inflation in the past three decades, according to a new report
June 6, 2012
Maine has passed a new law that will base high school graduation on student proficiency rather than seat time.
June 5, 2012
The Missouri legislature has passed its first major piece of charter school legislation since its first in 1998: Senate Bill 576 would allow charter schools to open statewide and make it easier to close poor-performing ones.
May 25, 2012
States could save more than $92 million annually and expand education options by letting veterans direct their education benefits to their children using Military Education Savings Accounts, according to a new report from the Independent Women’s Forum.
May 9, 2012
Local officials have released a plan to eliminate the long-ailing Philadelphia School District and rebuild from the ground up.
May 1, 2012
Illinois Democrats in control of a legislative subcommittee appear to be stalling on bills that would end the controversial practice of allowing state legislators to award in-state public university scholarships to anyone they choose.
April 25, 2012
Louisiana’s Recovery School District is improving student performance by creating the country’s first choice-based, charter-school district, and a new guidebook shows other cities how they can do the same.
April 14, 2012
Western Governors University is pioneering a new, fast-growing model of education: Competency-based learning. In traditional classrooms, time is fixed and student learning varies.
April 13, 2012
A confidential memo from the director of Illinois’ largest state pension system said decades’ worth of unfunded liabilities may require the state to cut benefits for current and retired teachers.
April 6, 2012
A new survey finds huge majorities of teachers are satisfied with their jobs and embrace limiting tenure, more rigorous evaluations that include student achievement growth as a measure, and ending last in, first out hiring and firing practices.
March 30, 2012
The New Hampshire Senate on March 21 passed a bill that would create a statewide education tax-credit scholarship program.
March 28, 2012
Legislation under consideration in New Jersey would require annual evaluations and evidence of student achievement growth for a teacher to earn tenure and would make it easier to fire ineffective teachers.