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Scrutinizing Schooling

Kimberly Tan | Posted 12.25.2012 | Teen
Kimberly Tan

Perhaps education has been neglected because politicians don't believe in its value, or because the rise of corporations means the death of free expression and critical thinking that schools promote.

Back to the Dark Ages for Preschool: The Crippling Consequences of a Disappearing Data Source

Lisa Guernsey | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education
Lisa Guernsey

Despite a growing chorus of champions for better early education for America's children -- from military leaders to Ben Bernanke to an official from the Reagan Administration -- a piece of our country's early education infrastructure is about to fall away.

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...

Prop 30 And 38 Broken Down, In Pictures And Charts

Posted 12.23.2012 | Education

When Californians hit the voting booths Nov. 6, they will be choosing between two initiatives that will drastically affect how the state's struggling ...

Tyler Kingkade

Prop 30 Puts The Future Of Education In California To A Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.23.2012 | College

The future of higher education in California may hinge on whether or not voters approve Proposition 30 on the November ballot, a measure that would in...

State Of School Funding In Washington Like 'A Wartime Setting'

stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Majority Of Wisconsin's School Districts Getting Less Funding This Year

Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

About two-thirds of Wisconsin's school districts will see a drop in state funding this year, marking the second of a two-year, $834 million education ...

Joy Resmovits

Will Presidential Debate Change Weight Given To Education In 2012 Campaign?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.16.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools, is frustrated. During the first presidential debate two weeks ago...

Joy Resmovits

Maryland Casino Law Plays 'Shell Game' With School Dollars, Say Critics

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- In the latest chapter of the Maryland gambling fights, it's casino vs. casino. A group called "Get the Facts Vote No on 7" will air an ...

Obama: Romney Education Plan 'Not A Recipe For Growth'

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. In the first presidential debate Wednesday night, President Obama and R...

Chicago Schools' Credit Rating Cut Yet Again Amid Budget Pressure In New Strike Deal

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education

* Fitch downgrade adds to negative rating actions * Cites increased budget pressure in wake of teacher pact * Move follo...

Chicago School Credit Rating Cut After Teachers Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education

Sept 27 (Reuters) - The credit rating for the Chicago Board of Education was cut to A2 from A1 by Moody's Investors Service on Thurs...

Foreign Students Are Being Used As 'Cash Cows'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.24.2012 | College

Universities across the pond are using foreign students as "cash cows" to plug budget gaps, claims Susan Bassnett, a former pro-vice chancellor of War...

Who Is Sabotaging Our Schools?

Larry Strauss | Posted 11.21.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

I remember when I thought that students were the great impediment to learning. But I don't believe that anymore. I've seen too many students overcome all those things.

Education Funding Drops In More Than Half Of States

Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

The recession's impact on American education has not yet dissipated, as more than half of states are slashing their education budgets this year. Ac...

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?

America's Poverty-Education Link

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 10.29.2012 | Education
Howard Steven Friedman

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngAmerica, the land of opportunity, needs to create those opportunities for all its children.

Tyler Kingkade

How The Drug War Is Bankrupting Public Higher Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.28.2012 | College

In 2012, both corrections spending and student debt hit $1 trillion milestones, leading higher education advocates to wonder how prison costs soak up ...

Will A New Conversation About Funding Pre-K Take Hold In Mississippi?

| Liz Willen | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. A new conversation about pre-k is emerging in Mississippi as citizens e...

China Aiming for the Gold in Starting Kids Early, US Is Late to the Game

Ann O'Leary | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Ann O'Leary

For China, providing early education has become a national priority, while in the United States not so much.

Joy Resmovits

Romney, Ryan Differ On Key Education Elements

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

In roundtables with teachers and visits to classrooms, President Barack Obama is continuing to attack the GOP ticket on education this week, from Mitt...

Justin Snider: Thinking We Know What We Test

| Justin Snider | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. An op-ed in The New York Times on August 20th, "Testing What We Think We Know," argued tha...

As Congress Fiddles, Students and Schools Do a Slow Burn

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 09.17.2012 | Education
Dennis Van Roekel

It is outrageous to try to balance the federal budget on the backs of our youth. Our greatest resource is the ingenuity and creativity of the American people.

Stimulus Funds Saved Education Jobs, But States Still Slow To Implement Reforms

Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act showed promise to assist education, but some of its results have yet to be realized. While education sti...

Only Orwell -- and Texas Republicans -- Think Less Money Improves Schools

Jason Stanford | Posted 09.03.2012 | Education
Jason Stanford

Education, Republicans believe, is not an unalienable right that makes the pursuit of happiness possible. Instead, Republicans believe education is a commodity, and your access to it is limited only by money and time.