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Stories with subject: Education policy
  • Appeals panel sides with Arkansas school district 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 4:10 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A lower court was correct to toss a lawsuit filed by parents who claimed the Blytheville School District improperly opted out of an act that allowed them to send their children to neighboring districts, an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel said Monday.

  • ACLU sues to block sweeping Nevada education funding program 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 8:56 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - A Nevada education funding program that's considered the nation's broadest school choice initiative attracted its first legal challenge Thursday, with three civil liberties groups saying it violates the state constitution by releasing public funds to religious schools.

  • Michigan schools on hook for Native American tuition program 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 11:18 am

    LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's public colleges and universities are on the hook for millions of dollars each year because a program that provides free tuition to Native American students isn't fully funded.

  • Iberville school board approves school choice policy 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 7:56 am

    PLAQUEMINE, Louisiana - The Iberville Parish School Board has approved the district's school choice policy, which sets the standards by which students enrolled in Iberville schools with poor academic performance can transfer to better schools within the parish.

  • Miss. granted No Child Left Behind waiver 
    Updated: Aug-09-15 11:08 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The state of Mississippi has three more years to meet provisions of No Child Left Behind.

  • School systems struggle with offering enough school choice 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 1:53 pm

    ATLANTA - School systems in Georgia are struggling to provide parents and students with the school choice options they seek.

  • Arizona gets extended waiver from No Child Left Behind rules 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 10:07 am

    PHOENIX - Federal officials have granted a one-year extension of a waiver that exempts Arizona from some provisions of the No Child Left Behind law that covers public schools.

  • New Hampshire granted education law waiver extension 
    Updated: Aug-06-15 2:38 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire is among seven states that have been granted extensions from certain provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.