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Admiring the Problem, or Solving It

Kati Haycock | Posted 07.10.2016 | Education
Kati Haycock

In fall 2016, Jamillah will leave her Head Start classroom to begin kindergarten in a suburb of Washington, DC. Like many of her Head Start classmates, she is a tiny bundle of joy and curiosity; she loves colored pencils and books of all sorts, and adores singing the alphabet song.

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How The Federal Government Is Hurting Native American Students | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

As Congress squabbles over ending the federal government shutdown, Jim Gross, the superintendent of Selfridge Public School District #8 in North Dakot...

The Obama Administration Invents a Right to Wheelchair Basketball

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 01.26.2013 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

The American people are a compassionate lot. I have no doubt that they will support the notion that kids with disabilities should get to play sports, too. But let's put it to their elected representatives to decide how it might work, not the faceless bureaucrats in the Office of Civil Rights.

Districts Stand To Lose Millions Under Ryan Budget Proposal

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

A New America Foundation analysis has calculated that under Paul Ryan’s budget proposal to cut federal spending by 20 percent, 77 percent of the 1,5...

School District Considers Shutting Down Every Other Monday

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Snow days are so passé. Now it's all about budget cut days. Yes, faced with budget woes, the Burnsville School district is considering giving its ...

Private Education Consultants Reap Benefits Of Federal Grant Money Meant For Failing Schools

The Denver Post | Jennifer Brown | Posted 04.22.2012 | Education

They are among the 5,000 worst schools in America, where the percentage of kids who can read or do math at grade level often hovers in the teens or 20...

State Ed Dept. Threatens To Withhold $2.5 Million In Federal Funds From District

Posted 09.14.2012 | Education

In a unique move, Delaware education officials have threatened to withhold $2.5 million in federal funding from a district for failing to provide its ...

State's Bid For Federal Education Grant Rejected By Department Of Education

| John Fensterwald and Kathy Baron | Posted 01.26.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, In another cockfight between...

States Can Compete For $200 Million In Federal Funds For STEM Education Focus

Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

Beginning this week, nine states that were the runner-up finalists from last year's Race to the Top competition can apply for a portion of the $200 mi...

Why A School District Rejected $2.54 Million In Federal Funding

The Oregonian | Nicole Dungca | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

The Oregon City School District has decided to reject a $2.54 million federal grant meant to reward top educators, partly because of philosophical con...

How Will Republican Wins Affect Federal Education Policy?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As Republican candidates gain dozens of seats in the House, claiming a majority over Democrats, education leaders wonder how the shift will impact fed...

Goldman's For-Profit Colleges Battle Obama Crackdown

Mother Jones | Andy Kroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

It's a classic move by an industry player feeling the squeeze of pending regulation: Hire a lobbying firm to create the appearance of widespread oppos...