CSG is hosting the Digital Learning Policy Academy this weekend in Washington, D.C. to focus on personalized education for all students.  State legislators from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina are engaging in discussions on policy levers to allow for learning anywhere and anytime.

Have you ever wondered how state and federal policy directly impact students, classroom learning, teacher preparation, and overall achievement and success? Education Week has compiled a fascinating 30 year timeline titled "K-12 America Since 1981."

The Council of State Governments will be hosting four regional Policy Academies for Newly Elected Legislators (PANEL) in the fall of 2011. Through this effort, legislators who were newly elected in 2010 and have been appointed to legislative education, higher education and appropriations committees will receive training and information that will provide valuable, timely and objective policy insights on critical education issues facing their states.

The Title IX complaints keep coming.  This time, Idaho has been accused of violations in 100 high schools across 78 school districts.  The problem?  Not enough girls playing competitive sports.

The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) recently notified the South Carolina Department of Education that they have to restore $111 million for services to students with disabilities or face a penalty of the same amount.  Policymakers in the state reduced their budget by $36 million in the 2009/10 school year and $75 million in the 2010/11 school year.