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A Bipartisan Proposal for Evidence-Based Policymaking

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

Just when you thought bipartisanship was a thing of the past, here comes a proposal so sensible, so much in everyone's interest, and mirabile dictu, it comes from key Republican and Democratic leaders.

Enough Is Enough: Pennsylvania Must Contribute Its Fair Share to Fund Our Schools

Brian Sims | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Brian Sims

For the last several years, we have found ourselves facing an unacceptable lack of state funding for schools. This year we are once again facing the Commonwealth's dereliction of duty in properly funding our public schools.

North Carolina GOP Dubs Millions in Education Cuts as 'Opportunity Scholarships'

Michael Sargeant | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

The GOP is at it again -- trying to give damaging policy ideas a pretty name in hopes that Americans will not notice that the ideas themselves are dangerous.

Extending the Reach: Paying Teachers More Within Budget

Posted 12.24.2012 | Education

Both presidential candidates have spoken to the importance of great teachers and their appreciation for influential educators -- a lot. But even as...

The Business as Usual Betrayal of Teachers and Students

Larry Strauss | Posted 06.23.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

We are not amused by a school district that has squandered billions of dollars over the years. We are not amused by the education testing industry that keeps sucking dollars out of our schools and leaving us with less and less.

Lucas Kavner

High School Mariachi Changes Students' Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home

Eloy Martinez didn't fall into Zapata High School's mariachi band as much as he was completely bowled over by it. Six years ago, he was a fifth grader...

Group Writes Scathing Report: What Kind Of President Would Romney Be On Education?

Posted 05.04.2012 | Education

President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Mitt Romney haven't been talking much about education's toughest questions aside from recent attention o...

Public v. Charter: Who Really Has More Administrative Bloat?

Posted 04.10.2012 | Education

Public schools are often criticized and scrutinized for perceived administrative bloat, tied to concerns that those sitting behind desks in district o...

Virginia Teachers Hold 'Wake' In Light Of Bill

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

In opposition of a bill the state Senate is considering -- which would "phase out" systems like tenure and make it easier for teachers to be dismissed...

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...

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...

It's Education, Stupid (Not Taxes)

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 01.28.2012 | Education
Jeff DeGraff

It's easy to cut education because it's a latent form of value -- it pays sometime in the future. Innovation requires the development of new capabilities.

Eighty-two Years Since the Great Crash

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

A good learning environment is crucial to a successful education, which is why I introduced H.R. 2394, Rebuilding America's Schools Act.

California School Spending Among Lowest In The Nation

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Joanna Lin | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. Budget shortfalls have pushed California's spending on public schools to a historic low, rel...

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.

Three Ds for Education Reform: Dollars, Data, and Digitization

Ray V. Spain | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education
Ray V. Spain

We needn't wait for Superman. The national scalability of proven, effective high schools shows that if we demonstrate the will, and rethink the three Ds of the education reform debate, great American schools can be ours today.

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...

New Jersey Protecting Non-Merit Pay, Seniority For Teachers

Posted 09.12.2011 | Education

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced last week that all school districts in the state will see at least a 2 percent increase in operating budgets....

Young Science USA

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

If the future of our nation is not continually renewed by young Americans well supported in their advanced scientific research, we likely will have a very dim future indeed.

A Brief Educational Update

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Shaffer

The bus schedules should have arrived in your mail by now and we have instituted a policy that awards school credits to any student who shows up at the bus stop with a full can of gasoline.

Schools Facing Big Budget Bust: Opportunity for Overhaul?

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

While far from easy, states with courageous governors could use this crisis to make a radical change: cut the budget by 10% and send the money directly to schools.

A Secretary Who Matters

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

At the critical point where young people should be connecting with college and 21st century careers, we rely on an outdated education system that evolved in the 1970s.