Nevada's School Choice Law Encounters Growing Pains

Hundreds of applications pour in as state officials figure out how to manage a program that gives parents a major role in how state K-12 money is spent. (September 1, 2015)

Standards, Finances Fuel Debates in State Elections

The education policy stakes surrounding races in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi are high and could have an impact on the national discussion about common-core standards. (August 31, 2015)

Judge Sentences Final Defendant in Atlanta Schools Test-Cheating Case

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World Privacy Forum Pushes FERPA 'Opt Out' for Parents

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