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Stories with subject: Education policy
  • Lincoln school district amends controversial issues policy 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 12:05 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Lincoln Board of Education has updated its policy on handling controversial issues, saying that the purpose of having conversations on such topics is to develop critical thinkers.

  • State Board of Ed. president urges support for LGBT students 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 1:46 pm

    DEARBORN, Michigan - Michigan's Board of Education president has told policy makers and educators in Dearborn that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students should be acknowledged and embraced in school to help improve learning and life outcomes.

  • Maryland approves scholarships for school choice program 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 9:44 am

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The Maryland General Assembly has approved state-funded scholarships that will enable parents to enroll children in private or parochial schools next fall.

  • Missouri Legislature passes bill to cap school funding goal 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 8:07 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill redefining adequate K-12 school funding so the state can spend hundreds of millions of dollars less but still meet the target for fully funding schools.

  • High court's turn in fight over California teacher tenure story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-16 7:05 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Teachers across California may have breathed a sigh of relief when an appellate court upheld job protection that has long been considered sacrosanct.

  • State Senate, House almost $50M apart on education proposals 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 6:06 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Lawmakers in the state Senate and House are putting the finishing touches on their school spending packages, queuing up a lengthy debate over the cost and just where that money should come from. Education is one of the few issues so far where lawmakers have shown signs of agreement, but there's still a gulf of about $50 million between their proposals.

  • Students protest over Spain's education law, university fees 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 10:22 am

    MADRID - Thousands of high school students have staged demonstrations in cities across Spain to protest over the country's education law, changes in the duration of university degrees and university fee hikes.

  • Education chief looks for more well-rounded learning 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 12:03 am

    WASHINGTON - It's time for a return to a more well-rounded education for schoolchildren - one that spotlights the importance of science, social studies and the arts, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. says.

  • US education secretary to visit Vegas to promote schools act 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 3:56 pm

    LAS VEGAS - The federal government's top education official is due to visit a magnet school in Las Vegas this week as part of a three-state trip promoting the Obama administration's new Every Student Succeeds Act.

  • School choice nonprofit accused of illegally giving grants 
    Updated: Apr-04-16 6:36 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A nonprofit that distributes scholarships to children with disabilities violated state law and faced being booted from South Carolina's private school tuition program, according to a Department of Revenue audit.

  • Deadline approaching for education grant applications 
    Updated: Apr-04-16 3:17 am

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has approved an increase in the maximum amount students can be awarded for the fall semester.

  • Montana judge rules against state in School Choice lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-02-16 1:15 am

    HELENA, Montana - A Montana judge ruled that the state cannot exclude children attending religious schools from being awarded scholarships under Montana's School Choice program.

  • Rhode Island education chief unveils school choice plan 
    Updated: Mar-30-16 6:39 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island Education Commissioner Ken Wagner has unveiled a plan to give teachers and principals more authority in running their schools.

  • Hungarian teachers hold walkout to protest education policy 
    Updated: Mar-30-16 6:18 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hundreds of teachers across Hungary walked out of class for one hour on Wednesday, demanding changes to official policies, including cutting bureaucratic tasks, greater choice in textbooks, more funds for education and reducing students' mandatory school time.