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Education Funding

Will You Use the New Illinois State Lottery App?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.16.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

So what do you think, lottery players? Is this the development that will please all those letter-to-the-editor writers who expect the lottery to pay for the state's education needs?

Arizona Prefers Prison Over Education

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 04.07.2014 | Education
Christina M. Martínez

$1 million to private prison would hurt AZ kids. Budget cuts. Not enough money. Spending cutbacks. If you live in Arizona, you've probably heard ...

Wink Wink Nudge Nudge: Use Proven Programs

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 04.03.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Discussions about evidence-based reform in education often founder on the question of financing. Who is going to provide the funding necessary to he...

Restoring Opportunity

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.13.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I just read a fascinating book, Restoring Opportunity, by Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane. It describes the now-familiar problems of growing inequa...

Governor Corbett's Election Year Shifts Prove PA Voters Have Rejected Conservative Solutions

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

I am a little suspicious about the timing of all of these moves and wonder if it works and he is reelected, will he continue to follow the will of the voters or go back to his conservative ways?

School Improvement Grants Embrace Evidence of Effectiveness

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 02.20.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Despite all of the exciting gains made by evidence-based reform in recent years, all of the progress so far has been limited to development, evaluat...

Investing in Education...Creating Opportunity

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 04.07.2014 | Education
Gov. Martin O'Malley

Growing and strengthening our increasingly diverse middle class has been the North Star of everything we have done as an administration. There is no greater ladder into the middle class than education.

Hearts, Wallets, and Evidence

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Everyone knows that effective education is one of the best means of preventing all sorts of social ills. Yet when educational effectiveness reduces ...

States With The Best (And Worst) Schools

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

For years, American students have consistently ranked poorly compared to most developed nations. And according to a recently released study, the U.S. ...

Joy Resmovits

'We're Losing Our Little Boy': One Family's Fight For Their Son's Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- Greg Masucci just wants to hear his little boy say his own name. That's what he tells developmental specialists as he sits in an offi...

Obama Takes Steps To Better Prepare High School Students

AP | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is announcing $100 million in grants to help better prepare high school students to compete in the global e...

Colorado Taxes Pot

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.12.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Why Students Benefit When Grown-ups Collaborate for Race to the Top

Sabina Bharwani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sabina Bharwani

This dispute in New Jersey between the district and union falls in line with a national trend. Perhaps the most effective resolution is for the Obama administration to require unions to collaborate and remain active stakeholders in the full proposal process.

How To Do Lots of High-Quality Educational Evaluations for Peanuts

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

One of the greatest impediments to evidence-based reform in education is the difficulty and expense of doing large-scale randomized experiments. The...

Guesses and Hype Give Way to Data in Study of Education: New York Times

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

If you live long enough, eventually you'll see everything, even a positive article about evidence-based reform in a major newspaper. In the Septembe...

The Right's Back-To-School Disaster Comes At Enormous Cost

Salon | Brittney Cooper | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

On the Facebook memorial page for Ana Marquez-Greene, one of the young victims of the Newtown, Conn., shooting, her parents posted a picture of her an...

Working as an Education Activist Outside of the Classroom: My Foray Into the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Hillary Linardopoulos

For the past nine years, I've spent 10 months of every year at my second home: Julia de Burgos Elementary School in the West Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Some days were exhilarating. Some were exhausting. All of them were meaningful.

Education for a Better America Initiative Seeks to Bolster Philadelphia Students During School Funding Crisis

Marcus Bright | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Marcus Bright

The public education crisis in the city of Philadelphia is reaching a crescendo as the scheduled opening of the 2013-2014 school year on September 9 n...

Weighted Funding: What it Is and Why Michigan Needs It

Dan Varner | Posted 10.26.2013 | Detroit
Dan Varner

Today, if your district has a higher proportion of more expensive students, it isn't reflected in the funding it receives from the state. And as a consequence, new inequities are created, and inequities that already existed are frequently made worse.

How Texas Republicans Are Preparing America for the Apocalypse

Elford Alley | Posted 10.21.2013 | Comedy
Elford Alley

When the Federal government offered Texas billions to insure 1.5 million impoverished Texans, Republicans did the only honorable thing: They refused it. Come on people, do you think insurance is going to help you when radioactive spiders are burrowing into your cerebrum? No.

Pennsylvania: Put Your Money Where Your Kids Are

Brian Sims | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Brian Sims

The budget Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has signed into law -- that maintains 81 percent of the $1 billion in cuts he imposed in 2011 and 2012 -- demonstrates that supporting Pennsylvania's youth is simply not among his values or priorities.

Show Me the Data -- A STEM Ed Funder's Perspective

Douglas Haller | Posted 10.12.2013 | Technology
Douglas Haller

Corporations, foundations, and states will continue to feel pressure to fund STEM education, taking up the slack, as federal efforts remain unclear and sequestration in effect.

Joy Resmovits

Can This Giant School District Open Its Doors This Fall?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

The parents of Philadelphia are in limbo. While back to school season has come to be reviled, Philadelphians are praying that it'll arrive in their ci...

Work in Progress

Greg Woodburn | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

The focus on non-profit organizations' overhead expenses as a top benchmark for performance has hindered capacity-building efforts and limited the entrance and retention of talent in the sector.

How Some States Are Actually Putting Money Into Higher Ed

stateline | Susan Milligan | Posted 07.08.2013 | College

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...