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Education Funding

New York State Owes Public Schools Billions Of Dollars, Advocates Say

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics

When Zakiyah Ansari took two of her eight children to Albany, New York, to hear the verdict in a years-old case challenging the state’s public schoo...

How Much Education Funding Comes From The Illinois Lottery?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.28.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Lottery proceeds to the state's main education fund increased by roughly $13 million last fiscal year, according to an analysis of unaudited monthly f...

How Did Your Senator Vote On The School Funding Reform Bill?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.11.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Illinois Senate on Tuesday passed a major overhaul of the formula by which Illinois school funding is distributed to local school districts. For ...

The Law of Averages

Elissa Stein | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education
Elissa Stein

The Mayor just released his budget proposal for the next fiscal year and changes to Fair Student Funding (FSF) are part of the plan. Woohoo! That's gr...

An Injury to One Is Still an Injury to All

Arthur Camins | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
Arthur Camins

It is possible for everyone to lead a decent, secure life, but it will require limiting the privileges of the wealthy. Achieving that goal will not be easy or fast. It requires unity and trust across traditional religious, racial and ethnic divisions.

The Detroit Teachers Who Walked Out Are Right. We Must Do Better.

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 03.23.2016 | Education
Rick Fedrizzi

The Detroit teachers are right: if we want to be able to say that we care about our children's health and education, we must address the state of the buildings that they learn and live in for hours every day.

All Students Can Learn, if Given the Right Opportunities

Miguel Martinez-Saenz | Posted 02.23.2016 | Education
Miguel Martinez-Saenz

While education has a number of legitimate goals, among the most central are promoting cognitive and socio-emotional development, allowing students to attain general knowledge and skills, and helping students become desirable from the perspective of employers. For the latter, they must graduate.

Who's Funding Higher Education: The State or Sugar Daddies?

Xavier Rotnofsky | Posted 02.16.2016 | College
Xavier Rotnofsky

We need to elect leaders into the state legislature who appreciate our value as an institution and are willing to shower us with more state funds. Then, we wouldn't need to rely on shady websites to match us up with sugar daddies.

Higher Ed Funding Cuts, State by State

Michael Mitchell | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Michael Mitchell

With state legislative sessions beginning across the country, it's a good time to remind lawmakers that funding for public two- and four-year colleges remains well below pre-recession levels in almost every state.

Leveraging ESSA Funding to Help More Students Read

Michael Lombardo | Posted 01.15.2016 | Education
Michael Lombardo

Reading is the cornerstone of all learning. Students who are able to master the fundamentals of reading in the critical years between kindergarten and the fourth grade are better equipped to progress in their studies and succeed in all subjects: science, math, social studies, and the arts.

Student Success Depends on State Leadership, Stronger Teacher Prep

Arthur E. Levine | Posted 12.09.2015 | Education
Arthur E. Levine

With both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate having approved the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the successor to No Child Left Behind, Congress has clearly demonstrated that the success of school improvements depends largely on state leadership.

Top 25 School Districts in Illinois with Highest Projected Deficit, Surplus Spending

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.24.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

With fewer state dollars being appropriated for K-12 education funding, deficit spending by Illinois school districts has risen sharply in recent year...

Funding Public Education Through Fundraisers

Michael Beyer | Posted 10.22.2016 | Education
Michael Beyer

When I began at Ogden everyone warned me about the parents. They were described as the most extreme breed of helicopter parents. They were not only helicopter parents, they owned helicopters! Within four months, I found quite the opposite.

Closing the Funding Gap, Promoting the Innovation Chain

Joseph Klafter | Posted 09.20.2016 | College
Joseph Klafter

Leading universities are responding to an increasingly competitive environment for both public and private sector funding by doing what they do best: utilizing their entrepreneurial know-how and implementing novel strategies to reinvent themselves as centers of innovation.

Celebrities Rally Around Initiative That Provides Funding For Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.11.2015 | Entertainment

Some of Hollywood's biggest stars are giving up their Friday night to raise money for schools. On Friday evening, a star-studded cast will be particip...

Teachers Spend Way Too Much Of Their Own Money On School Supplies, And Here's Proof

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.03.2015 | Parents

It's not DeAnn Moran's responsibility to buy supplies for her second-grade students when their parents and schools do not. But she has consistently do...

A Commodore Computer From The 1980s Is Still Heating Schools In Michigan

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.24.2015 | Technology

The maintenance supervisor for the Grand Rapids Public Schools system in Michigan remembers when the district purchased a Commodore Amiga computer in ...

A Nation Adrift

Jack Jennings | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Jack Jennings

Improving teaching and learning in the classroom should have been the focus of attention, not tests and charter schools. "Fast and dirty" solutions, such as pressuring teachers to raise test scores, were a mistake.

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

Poll Shows That A Tax Increase Can Be Popular, Even Among Republicans

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

A recent survey in Nevada suggests that if framed a certain way, a tax increase can actually be quite popular. In a poll flagged on Friday by journ...

Why Kids Need Music in Their Life

Jared Joffe | Posted 05.21.2016 | Education
Jared Joffe

There have been some amazing quotes about music over the years, but my favourite comes from Victor Hugo. The famous French poet once said: "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."

Daniel Marans

GOP Governor's Plan To Shift Funds From Schools To Pension Turns Out To Be Illegal | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s recently announced plan to funnel $68 million meant for Maryland public schools into the state pension fund cannot be ...

Daniel Marans

Maryland Schools To Get Stiffed, Says Governor | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced Thursday that he will not be releasing $68 million allocated by the state legislature for education, of which ...

Voting 'No' on Proposal 1 Is Good for Michigan

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.04.2016 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

There is little doubt that Michigan needs much of what Proposal 1 offers, but enough is enough. Liberals need to stop taking what they can get and start demanding what they deserve, and the only way to make sure that happens is to replace as many of the corporate-sponsored Republicans as possible. Voting "no" on Proposal 1 is the first step.

Breaking News: Education Creates Economic Stability!

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Ronnie Musgrove

In today's political environment, what was once common sense now requires empirical evidence. Education, more than any single factor, allows individuals the ability to get better jobs and provide for themselves and their families.