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Education Budget Cuts

Community Colleges Need Alternatives

The Daily Trojan | Posted 06.04.2012 | College
The Daily Trojan

A reason students attend community college before applying to a more expensive four-year college is to save money. Pricier courses would undermine their purpose: providing affordable options to students from all backgrounds.

Caught in the Middle

Eddie N. Fakhoury | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education
Eddie N. Fakhoury

A small boost for a district that finds itself caught in the middle means protecting it from falling to the high-need end of the scale where investment will be more costly and return on investment will take more time.

Bringing It Home

Harriet Sanford | Posted 05.22.2012 | Education
Harriet Sanford

The NEA Foundation and others are harnessing the power of parents in low-income schools through a transformative way of promoting involvement: school-sponsored home visits by teachers.

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Can't Get No Satisfaction, Says Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

After a year that brought budget cuts, booming class sizes, radical hiring changes and governors who curtailed collective-bargaining rights, teachers'...

Students Speak Up: How Budget Cuts Are Hurting Them

Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

As school districts are facing massive budget cuts across the country, school programs, teachers and students are taking the hit. Across the countr...

Does More Money Mean Better Education?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

Amid major slashes to public funding, political leaders have cited assertions that money doesn't affect student learning to sometimes justify cutting ...

Seattle High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Education Cuts (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.16.2011 | Education

Hundreds of students from five Seattle-area high schools walked out of classes Wednesday to protest Washington state's cuts to education funding. T...

State Budget Cuts Slam Higher Education, Almost Spare K-12

| Kathryn Baron and John Fensterwald | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, TopEd.org. Midyear budget cuts hit Cali...

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Students Ditch Class, Protest Education Cuts

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.01.2011 | Education

After the Washington state government proposed in a special legislative session to cut education funding as a way to close a $2 billion budget gap, hu...

Students As School Janitors? This Politician Thinks So

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich gave some insight into why he believes child labor laws condemn poor children to remain in poverty in ...

State Budget Shortfall Amplifies Threat Of Shorter School Year

| Louis Freedberg and Sue Frey | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. The prospect of many California public school students experiencing a shorter schoo...

WATCH: Oil-Rich Qatar Looks For Growth From Education

Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

As the U.S. faces cuts to budgets and programs across its school districts, other countries around the world -- both affluent and not -- are looking t...

Mandate Relief Needed for Special Education in New York

Elizabeth Lynam | Posted 01.07.2012 | New York
Elizabeth Lynam

It will be impossible to curb school spending to the extent required by fiscal realities without addressing the significant and rapidly increasing expenditures for special education.

Schools Letting In Advertisers To Help Cover Budget Cuts

Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

The interiors of 16 schools in Pennsylvania's Bucks County Pennsbury School District will be decorated a bit differently this year: They're the new ho...

Education Nation Changes the Conversation

Mark Shriver | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education
Mark Shriver

Our country is engaged in a deep, delicate battle about how to slice up the federal budget. What may surprise some people is that early childhood education comes down to everything Americans are anxious about.

New Film Takes A Look Inside The Teaching Profession

| Nínive Calegari | Posted 11.24.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Nínive Calegari, producer of documentary "American Teacher," writes. T...

We Are Forgetting About Our Kids

Marc Joseph | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education
Marc Joseph

Education is what has helped the quality of American society grow so quickly in the last couple hundred years. This is because adults have made the right sacrifices for all of our kids.

North Carolina 'Going Backwards" In Education, Governor Says

NPR | Claudio Sanchez | Posted 10.01.2011 | Education

As the 50 states pass their budgets in trying times, education spending is taking one of the hardest hits. In North Carolina, the cuts are so severe t...

Teachers In Detroit Face Big Cuts To Wages, Health Care

Posted 09.28.2011 | Education

(Reuters) - Detroit public school teachers will take a 10 percent wage cut and pay more for health care in what the school system's manager on Friday ...

Seattle Schools To Shut Down For A Day.. And Another Half

Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

Seattle public schools will close for an entire day Aug. 31 and close early for a half day on another day during the school year. The move aims to ...

Joy Resmovits

San Francisco Joins Other California Districts In Suffering Massive Education Funding Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.19.2011 | San Francisco

Almost a month after its passage, school districts across California are still trying to make sense of -- and fight against -- an education budget tha...

California Teacher Layoff Law Stirs Confusion, Criticism

Los Angeles Times | Teresa Watanabe | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

School district officials across the state are wrestling with the fallout over a controversial new law that bars teacher layoffs for a year even amid ...

LISTEN: Teacher Layoffs - What They Mean For You And Your Kids

NPR | Robert Siegel | Posted 09.02.2011 | Education

Teacher contracts expire in many places Friday, and for many teachers, those contracts won't be picked back up. State budget deficits and increased cu...

Employment and Education: What's Not Working

Christine Brandel | Posted 08.23.2011 | College
Christine Brandel

We all want students to get great jobs and lead happy lives. But pretending that a piece of paper is all that's needed to do this is something we can no longer do. We need to stop telling students they've got to have a degree and instead tell them they've got to learn.

Fewer L.A. Kids Get Subsidized Summer Meals, Budget Cuts To Blame

latimes.com | Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times | Posted 08.19.2011 | Education

Fewer than 1 in 5 of the children who relied on free or reduced-price lunches during the 2009-2010 school year in California received subsidized meals...