Tag Archives: School choice

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Canadian Teen Commits Suicide After Alleged Rape, Bullying, CNN The family of a teenager who committed suicide after she was allegedly gang-raped and bullied is urging Canadian officials to reconsider filing criminal charges. Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old high school student from Halifax, Nova Scotia, was taken off life support on Sunday, three days after she […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Ex-TEA Chiefs Concede Too Much Testing, Houston Chronicle It was the first time these four men and woman had shared a single stage, at least in recent years. The Texas Tribune billed the event as “Ex-Commissioner Confidential.” Four of the five most recent commissioners of the Texas Education Agency had agreed to appear together for […]

Education in Election 2012: K-12 Education

This post is part of this week’s “Education in Election 2012” series, exploring the differences between the parties and presidential candidates on education policy. In our final post in this series, and with Election Day right around the corner, we’ll take a look at where the candidates stand–in their own words–on K-12 education. How do […]

Education in Election 2012: Higher Education

This post is part of this week’s “Education in Election 2012” series, exploring the differences between the parties and presidential candidates on education policy. Today, we’ll take a look at where the presidential campaigns and parties stand–in their own words–on how to improve college costs and accessibility: President Barack Obama: Set a goal to cut […]

Education in Election 2012: Serving Students with Disabilities

This post is part of this week’s “Education in Election 2012” series, exploring the differences between the parties and presidential candidates on education policy. Today, we’ll take a quick look at what the political parties and presidential candidates have done and what they plan on doing to better serve students with physical, intellectual and/or developmental […]

Education in Election 2012: An Overview

This post is part of this week’s “Education in Election 2012” series, exploring the differences between the parties and presidential candidates on education policy. President Obama and Governor Romney recognize the special emphasis many voters place on education. Parents seek a hopeful future that is abound with opportunities for their kids, not to mention the […]

Education in Election 2012: Where Do the Candidates and Parties Stand?

Every election year, polls show education ranks high on the list of issues Americans care most about when deciding how to cast their ballots. 2012 is no exception. President Obama and Governor Romney have outlined their education plans for the next four years on their websites, in their stump speeches, and interestingly, in the foreign […]

Recent Developments in Education Law: June 20, 2012

Romney Releases Education Plan. A few weeks ago, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced his education plan. The plan contains few surprises. Romney’s plan hits teacher’s unions and calls for private school vouchers. Although Romney’s school voucher plan is not unexpected, a writer at Time Online called Romney’s proposal “puny.” One of Romney’s policy […]

What’s Going RIGHT In Public Education: Highlighting the Positive (And Where We Go From Here)

The state of public education in America is a topic that attracts the attention of a diverse crowd. The impact public schools have on children is felt by more than the students, parents, and educators directly involved in a child’s education. Education serves as the foundation for every industry in America’s economy. In the past, […]