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Education Budget Cuts

Funding Woes Put Kindergarten at Risk

Laura Bornfreund | Posted 08.17.2011 | Education
Laura Bornfreund

Even in a difficult financial situation, we can't afford to slide backwards when it comes to providing a strong early education for young children.

Joy Resmovits

Oregon Teachers Union Laments Lack Of Process Surrounding Education Laws | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.14.2011 | Education

At 6 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Tony Crawford looked at his clock in Canby, Oregon and lamented the change the next sixty minutes would bring. "For the n...

Communities Stand Behind Librarians Facing Layoffs

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Canon | Posted 08.13.2011 | Education

As reports of librarian layoffs continue to surface, librarians have put away their inside voices to fight -- with the support from unions, parents, a...

WATCH: Parents, Students Create PSA Against School Budget Cuts

Posted 08.09.2011 | Education

When budget cuts threatened the arts, science, math and technology programs at Melrose Elementary School, its students' parents decided to take action...

California Schools In A State Of Emergency

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 08.08.2011 | Education
Megan Pincus Kajitani

I ask you to think long and hard about what the future of California -- and our nation -- will look like if our public schools go down in flames.

Shrinking Budgets Demand Smarter Schools

Martin J. Blank | Posted 07.21.2011 | Education
Martin J. Blank

In the midst of Duncan's "New Normal," community schools make more sense than ever.

Students Sound Off: Sophomore Jonathan Murray Hinely On Why Music Education Is Essential

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Murray Hinely | Posted 07.15.2011 | Education

"Students Sound Off" is an ongoing student blogger contest aimed at providing students a loud and clear voice in the education debate presented by Huf...

Districts Consider Cutting 20 Days From School Year

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Louis Freedberg | Posted 06.26.2011 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Louis Freedberg The likelihood is growing that many school districts will have to cut the number of...

10 Education Budget Cuts That Really Sting

TakePart | Posted 06.03.2011 | Education

As the economic crisis continues, states and school districts are playing a cruel game of "pick your poison." To close budget gaps, administrators are...

Hamilton High School Stands Up Against Budget Cuts

Jazmine Williams | Posted 05.30.2011 | Education
Jazmine Williams

Our electives were dismissed, our teachers took more furlough then they could carry and seniors looked to a counselor and found her office vacant. Hamilton, have we not suffered enough?

8-Year-Old Girl Donates Allowance Money To Save School Art Classes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Alarmed that her favorite class, and its teacher, might be axed amid school budget cuts, Houston girl Elodie Giles wanted to help. The 8-year-old Tra...

I'm a Teacher and After Tuesday, I Could Be Fired

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jennifer Havenner

The laid-off teachers will be asked to substitute teach for themselves, as their job has not been deemed worthy enough to save, yet somehow the kids still need to take that class.

5th Grader Donates $300 To Save Local Teacher Jobs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Alarmed to hear that state budget cuts were forcing teacher layoffs in her area, Arcadia, Calif. 5th grader Jocelyn Lam decided to donate her life's s...

NY Superintendent Takes Home Shocking $500,000 In Pay And Perks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As the debate over education budget cuts escalates across the country, one New York Superintendent, Carole Hankin, has garnered attention for the amou...

Florida Legislature --Table for One? A Parent's Appeal for Education

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

Dear Governor Scott, Are our legislators attempting to set a Guinness Record for record-breaking time to pass the most controversial legislation ev...

5 Myths About School Vouchers -- And The Truth

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

One of the most contentious budget debates this year may be over something the president did not include in his 2012 spending plan -- school vouchers....

When You Can't Think... Test

Pamela Kripke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Pamela Kripke

What do the state's education people do to reverse its sorry statistics? Here's a hint. They don't improve curriculums beyond the rote memorization model, or spend more cash per pupil.

The Battle Over Education Spending: Obama Preparing For Congressional Bid

Bloomberg News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

President Barack Obama, who has adopted such traditionally Republican principles as charter schools and teacher merit pay, will meet resistance in a d...

Dollars and Sense: How To Make Education Effective On Tight Budgets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

U.S. based think tank Center for American Progress recently released a report evaluating the correlation between education spending and student perfor...

Educational Budget Cuts: Unconscionable -- and Unconstitutional

Michael Rebell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rebell

Children's constitutional right to education is not negotiable. Belts can be tightened in hard times, but only in ways that ensure all children are prepared to work, vote and live in our modern society.

The Entrepreneurial Teacher

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

With school budgets shrinking and teachers starting to shell out their own hard-earned money for school supplies, are there other solutions to help keep teachers' bank accounts afloat?

What's Next for California Education?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

Most of you have probably heard about the dire straits public schools in California face, but until you see some numbers comparing school budgets between last year and this year, it doesn't fully hit home.