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Education Budget Cuts

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 | 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...

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.

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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.

State Lawmaker's Third-Grade Daughter Writes Him A Protest Letter

AP | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A North Carolina lawmaker doesn't think it was right for his daughter and her third-grade class to write to him and other elected off...

Budget Cuts Force New $105 Million School To Sit Unused

AP | Posted 07.31.2011 | Los Angeles

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP); A Southern California school district spent $105 million on a new state-of-the-art high school, but after three years of fundi...

Education Budget Crisis Set In Motion By Recession Is Far From Over

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 07.25.2011 | Education

STOCKTON, Calif. — The financial crisis hitting many of the nation's public schools is taking a heavy toll in cities such as Stockton, a blue-co...

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...

California Teachers Protest Education Budget Cuts

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS and ADAM WEINTRAUB | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hundreds of teachers from around California descended on the state Capitol Monday to make the case for extending tax hikes ...

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...

Obama Surprises Colorado Middle School Students During Tour Of White House

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.11.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama surprised a group of eighth graders from a Colorado middle school on Monday, just days after they feared a g...

U.S. Schools Face Fiscal Cliff As Stimulus Money Runs Out

AP | By SEAN CAVANAGH and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

-- As lawmakers around the country debate their states' budgets, they're staring over the edge of a massive fiscal cliff – the point where abou...

Public Schools Recruit Tuition-Paying Students From China

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 06.04.2011 | Education

MILLINOCKET, Maine — Northern Maine is 7,000 miles and a world away from China, but that's not stopping a school superintendent from recruiting ...

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?

School Principal Sells Shoe Collection To Save Teacher Jobs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Worried about possible layoffs, school principal Michele Miller spotted a potential solution in her own home. The principal of ...

Detroit Schools Struggle To Erase $327 Million Budget Deficit

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

DETROIT — Robert Bobb has spent the past two years closing dozens of schools and firing principals in an effort to fix the failing Detroit Publi...

Union: 19,000 Teachers May Be Laid Off In California Over Budget Cuts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — School districts in California have issued nearly 19,000 layoff notices so far to teachers amid uncertainty over the state b...

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...