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Education in America: Losing the Three-Legged Race

Beatrice Hair | Posted 09.12.2011 | Education
Beatrice Hair

We all have to be committed to doing our part to educate our next generation, and the only way to get back to basics is one child at a time, one parent at a time, one teacher at a time.

Share Of Youth In US At Record Low, Raises 'Urgent Questions' About Future Resources

AP | By HOPE YEN | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Children now make up less of America's population than ever before, even with a boost from immigrant families. And when this generation...

Once Seized, Now Returned: NY Schools Get Their Piggy Banks Back

Posted 09.05.2011 | Education

In a reversal of a relatively new policy, the new chancellor of New York City Schools is again allowing New York principals to add savings from one ye...

Reading, writing, rollbacks as stimulus ends

Reuters | Karen Pierog | Posted 09.04.2011 | Education

RACINE, WI -- The public school system in this city hugging the shore of Lake Michigan is running low on money and options for educating its 21,000 st...

Education Budget Cuts Imperil Reform

Jack Jennings | Posted 08.30.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

Business leaders are calling with greater urgency for improvements in schooling, which they see as a precondition to rejuvenating our sputtering economy. But instead of accelerating, reform is slowing due to budget cuts.

California Schools In A State Of Emergency

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 08.08.2011 | Education
Megan Pincus Kajitani

I ask you to think long and hard about what the future of California -- and our nation -- will look like if our public schools go down in flames.

Education Budget Crisis Set In Motion By Recession Is Far From Over

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 07.25.2011 | Education

STOCKTON, Calif. — The financial crisis hitting many of the nation's public schools is taking a heavy toll in cities such as Stockton, a blue-co...

Shrinking Budgets Demand Smarter Schools

Martin J. Blank | Posted 07.21.2011 | Education
Martin J. Blank

In the midst of Duncan's "New Normal," community schools make more sense than ever.

California Teachers Protest Education Budget Cuts

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS and ADAM WEINTRAUB | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hundreds of teachers from around California descended on the state Capitol Monday to make the case for extending tax hikes ...

U.S. Schools Face Fiscal Cliff As Stimulus Money Runs Out

AP | By SEAN CAVANAGH and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

-- As lawmakers around the country debate their states' budgets, they're staring over the edge of a massive fiscal cliff – the point where abou...

Public Schools Recruit Tuition-Paying Students From China

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 06.04.2011 | Education

MILLINOCKET, Maine — Northern Maine is 7,000 miles and a world away from China, but that's not stopping a school superintendent from recruiting ...

10 Education Budget Cuts That Really Sting

TakePart | Posted 06.03.2011 | Education

As the economic crisis continues, states and school districts are playing a cruel game of "pick your poison." To close budget gaps, administrators are...

8-Year-Old Girl Donates Allowance Money To Save School Art Classes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Alarmed that her favorite class, and its teacher, might be axed amid school budget cuts, Houston girl Elodie Giles wanted to help. The 8-year-old Tra...

Even Affluent School Districts Face Teacher Cuts | LOUIS UCHITELLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Across the country, elected officials in privileged communities are caught between a fervor to hold down taxes and a fervor to maintain good schools, ...

Sisters Act: Siblings Create Petition Against School Budget Cuts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In Ohio, two sibling elementary school students created a "kids-only" petition against budget cuts at Toledo public schools. They have collected over ...

Leah Finnegan

Mark Yudof's Higher Calling: Can The University Of California's President Navigate A Budget Crisis And Restore His Own Image? | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

OAKLAND -- Salary notwithstanding, Mark Yudof has had a tough couple of years. Yudof, the president of the vast University of California system, wa...

Bill Gates: Education Budget Cuts Don't Have To Hurt Learning

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — Even in the midst of large spending cuts, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Monday that schools can improve the performance of s...

To Make Ends Meet, Schools Resort To Renting Out Classrooms

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In a dry spell, schools usually use events, bake sales, and sponsorships to make ends meet. In Palm Springs, however, they also rent out their classro...

5 Myths About School Vouchers -- And The Truth

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

One of the most contentious budget debates this year may be over something the president did not include in his 2012 spending plan -- school vouchers....

Obama's New Education Budget Faces An Uphill Funding Battle

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

President Barack Obama's budget request for increased spending in education is likely to face a tough fight against Republicans – and even if en...

Jason Linkins

New Jersey Legislature To Join The New Trend Of Dismantling Successful Education Programs | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you are a habitual watcher of the Colbert Report, you probably caught the segment a few weeks ago where he ridiculed the recent decision of the Wake County, N.C. school board to dismantle a successful school program that had achieved schools of high performance, high economic diversity, and high parent satisfaction, because... well, because they are idiots, mainly. But now they have some compatriots in the New Jersey state legislature who want to do similar damage to their own school system.

Would You Pay Higher Taxes For Better Schools?

Elizabeth Hampton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elizabeth Hampton

Would you pay higher taxes for better schools? I would. But, apparently, that is not the sentiment shared among many of Americans.

Dollars and Sense: How To Make Education Effective On Tight Budgets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

U.S. based think tank Center for American Progress recently released a report evaluating the correlation between education spending and student perfor...

While Budget Cuts Slam Public Schools, Charters Expand Rapidly

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 05.26.2011 | Education

OAKLAND, Calif. — As cash-strapped school districts lay off teachers and close campuses, publicly funded charter schools are flourishing and alt...

Economists Take Aim At Bonuses For Teachers With Master's Degrees

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

SEATTLE — Every year, American schools pay more than $8.6 billion in bonuses to teachers with master's degrees, even though the idea that a high...