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Has America Given up on Arts Education?

Marc Joseph | Posted 08.03.2015 | Education
Marc Joseph

Arts education matters. People exposed to the arts play a significant role in the continued innovation of the U.S. The arts are an essential part of our heritage and vital in what makes us human. Our lives, and our children's lives, would truly be empty without the arts.

Save Our Kids -- Call For a Season of Agitation

David Kanegis | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Let's hope the New York State Senate gets the message and protects one of our most vulnerable groups and the future of this great nation -- the children!

Maxwell Tani

Republican-Led States Balance Budgets With Cuts To Public Higher Education | Maxwell Tani | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you don’t like it, you can leave. That’s essentially what three University of Arizona students said state Sen. Kelli Ward (R) ...

Michigan Republicans Need to Stop Lying About Classroom Funding

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.14.2015 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

In the end the fact that people like Ari Adler continue to push the narrative that Michigan Republicans are spending more money on education tells you all you need to know about how devastating this loss of hundreds if not thousands of dollars for the classroom are.

How The Government Is Failing Native American Students

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Historically, Native American children have faced serious disadvantages in their educational pursuits. Students often take classes in aged, dilapidate...

States Should Spend Less on Prisons, More on Schools

Michael Mitchell | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Michael Mitchell

The savings from criminal justice reforms wouldn't fully finance the increased education investments needed, partly because states will likely spend much of the savings elsewhere. But reordering state priorities away from maintaining large prison populations and toward investing in human capital will pay off over the long term.

Gov. Rick Snyder's Record on Education Is Dismal

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.28.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Michigan children deserve to be more than just a tag line in empty campaign rhetoric because the value of a good education is something you can't put a price on.

Sam Levine

'It's Not Worth It To Become A Teacher At This Point,' Veteran Educator Says | Sam Levine | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

When single mom Callie Hammond wants to buy something for her daughters, she says she has to choose between spending money on them or on the high scho...

What We Lose When We Cut Fine Arts Education

Peter Greene | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

A few nights ago I attended our high school choir concert. It was particularly bittersweet because our young choir director has had quite a year.

There Is No Greater Fury Than a Mother Scared

Lisa Longo | Posted 03.15.2014 | Parents
Lisa Longo

I know a better, safer, stronger, more secure world is possible. We do not have to accept this world as it is, we can create the world we want in our own image. Nothing is beyond our ability, I truly believe that. We simply need to find our resolve to do it.

Spain Protests Education Cuts

HuffPost Spain | Vanesa Rodríguez | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

MADRID -- Broad public outrage over the soaring costs of attending college and a proposed new law that would impose new tests on students culminated i...

Turn Off the Lights: Public School Closings, Minority Youth and Bleak Futures

Shaun Ossei-Owusu | Posted 09.15.2013 | Black Voices
Shaun Ossei-Owusu

A seemingly undeniable historical reality is that minority youth have often been seen as devoid of the kind of innocence and worthiness of investment that white youth have been afforded.

Is This The Fate Of The Little Red Schoolhouse?

AP | KATHRYN HAAKE | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

DIVIDE, Mont. -- The school day in Divide begins with the four students, ages 5 to 14, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance around the flagpole outside t...

The Sequester Debacle: Who Takes the Fall?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The sequester, and all the sequential sequesters over the next decade, deprive Democrats of the resources that they need to be, well, Democrats. Obama can proclaim big, bold initiatives as he did in the State of the Union Address, but they are all mere gestures -- because there is no money to spend on any of them, thanks to the bipartisan obsession with budget cutting. Even worse, Democrats end up colluding in eviscerating very popular and necessary signature programs like Medicare and Social Security, which literally define the core differences between the two parties. So by 2016, and even by 2014, nobody will much remember who was more at fault in the sequester battle of early 2013. The voters will be looking at their own economic situation, and it won't be pretty.

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan On Sequestration: 'There Is No Fix' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While sequestration is not a sure thing yet, school districts are already asking for help dealing with the massive, imminent cuts, U.S. ...

Don't Let the Clock Run Out on College Opportunity for Young Americans

Arnold L. Mitchem | Posted 02.20.2013 | Education
Arnold L. Mitchem

Weeks of discussions regarding the fiscal cliff and the need to set the country on a sustainable course for future generations are notable for the glaring absence of one national priority: the need to preserve college as a viable option for future generations of young Americans.

Creating a New Model of Shared Services: Dual -- Not Dueling -- Campus Leadership

Candace Vancko | Posted 02.05.2013 | College
Candace Vancko

Anticipating my reaction to leaving the campus that I had been leading for 13 years, the provost said, "No, you're not leaving Delhi. We want you to be president of both campuses." This unconventional move was inspired by a mandate across SUNY to do more with less.

Congress Motivated To Strike A Deal From Fear Of Failing Again

Daniel Simon | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Daniel Simon

Familiar faces surround the talks of a fiscal cliff compromise. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.), S...

Joy Resmovits

Fiscal Cliff Ignites Education Activism | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

Juandiego Wade is worried. As vice chair of the Charlottesville City School Board in Virginia, he's responsible for the well-being of its 4,000 stu...

Voters Refuse to Tie Their Hands on State Revenues

Nicholas Johnson | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Nicholas Johnson

Other efforts to raise new revenue fell short, such as proposed sales tax increases in Arizona and South Dakota. But on the whole, voters showed this week some important appreciation for the public services that their states provide.

Knowledge Wins

Peter Meyer | Posted 11.05.2012 | Education
Peter Meyer

2012-08-27-scblog.pngWhen we think of poverty, what do we think of? Food stamps? Emaciated children? Tin shacks? Empty refrigerators?

Automatic Spending Cuts Already Wreaking Havoc On Troops' Kids

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2012 | Business

* Native American schools forced to seek bank loan * Jan. 2 automatic spending cuts target some groups early * Congress ...

Joy Resmovits

Bigger Classes Preferred Over Randomly Chosen Teachers, Survey Claims | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.02.2012 | Education

As school districts suffer from increasing costs and not enough cash, only 11 percent of Americans are willing to pay more in taxes to fund communitie...

Joy Resmovits

Duncan: Looming Cuts 'Playing Chicken With The Lives Of The American People' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

Schools, HIV testing, childcare and unemployment programs are all "under threat" as across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, are scheduled to st...

Lucia Graves

‘What Does This Kind Of Negligence Do To Our Students?’ | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education

Leila Chakravarty, a seventh-grade math teacher in the Los Angeles public school system, measures the cost of austerity cuts to education not in gym s...