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Think Education Will Be Improving in the U.S.?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stanton Peele

America's entire future depends on educational advances and, particularly, the fate of our inner cities.

Expand a Proven Finance Solution for All Charter Schools

Ricardo Mireles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ricardo Mireles

Less than 10 percent of charter schools reportedly qualify for bank loans sufficient to solve their cash flow needs. In short, we are on our own.

Get The Federal Government Out Of Education? That Wasn't The Founding Fathers' Vision

Jack Jennings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

Increasingly conservatives are raising the question: What -- if any -- should be the federal role in education?

Students 'Left Behind' When Teachers Focus On Test Prep, Not Teaching

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michele Somerville

Never have I perused the ELA tests and not found objective errors (grammar, mechanics and typos). Many classroom teachers agree that the ELA tests are often too ambiguously worded

Georgia Schools Make Do With Diminishing Budgets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When Ruth O'Dell took over as Franklin County School District superintendent three years ago, she knew she'd be dealing with an ever-decreasing budget...

Normalizing Inadequacy

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

If we're truly interested in doing what's right for children, then we can no longer afford to ignore the crucial connections between student achievement and broader social policy.

Redefining the Federal Role in Public Education

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rep. Mike Honda

We need to continue to redefine the federal role in public education. The implications to our democracy, our civil rights, and our role as a world leader, require it.

Rally for Sanity in Education?

Carolyn Foote | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Carolyn Foote

Ultimately when we don't have reasonable dialogue, we do a disservice to our nation's children, because in the end failed understandings lead to failing solutions.

Sending Schools More and More Money is not the Answer.

Michael N. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael N. Smith

You would like to believe schools have good financial judgment and self-discipline, but I hate to tell you... not so much.

I'll Gladly pay you Tuesday for Some Copy Paper Today

Lee Kolbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lee Kolbert

Teachers have always spent their own money on classroom items. Yet, I don't know of any other job where people do this.

The Broken System of Education Finance

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rep. Mike Honda

We cannot wait for our broken system of education finance to fix itself, nor can we wait for state and local government to figure out how to effectively implement winning strategies.

Will More Money Save Our Schools?

Jessica Rauch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jessica Rauch

Philanthropists at all income levels are sharing their passions and exposing students to a range of experiences that would not have been available to them otherwise.

Where do we go From Here?

Dora Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dora Taylor

There are successful schools and programs around the country that have a proven track record. The public educational system can work but it requires money to function well as it did 50 years ago.

NJ School Buses To Be Powered By Ads

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Is your child's school bus sponsored by Pepsi or Coke? If not, it may soon be. New Jersey is the latest state to draft a bill supporting advertising...

For The Good Of The Kids? Highly Regarded Principal Forced Out So School Can Get Federal Funds

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's hard to find anyone here who believes that Joyce Irvine should have been removed as principal of Wheeler Elementary School. John Mudasigana, on...

Ron Huberman, Chicago Public Schools CEO, Buys $898K North Side Home

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Due to a budget shortfall in the city and state, Chicago Public School students and teachers have been forced to make significant sacrifices. Teachers...

Governor Schwarzenegger's Budget Is a California Job Killer

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pedro Nava

Republicans say their number one priority is jobs. What about the jobs of the people who teach our children and care for the sick and elderly? How come their jobs don't matter?

The MAP to Better College Funding

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

When I started college eight years ago, the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant was my "best friend" (from a financial aid perspective). But now, that best friend needs some help.

'Soul Of A Citizen': Want To Help? 10 Ways To Start Making Change

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

Effective activism's a long-haul process, not "save the Earth in 30 days, ask me how." But there are some principles that seem to reoccur for people addressing every kind of challenge.

Chicago Public School Students Walk Out Of Class, Protest Funding Cuts

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

About 300 Chicago Public Schools students walked out of class this morning and headed to the district's headquarters to hold a protest of school fundi...

State Budget Would Cut $1.4 Billion For Schools

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

School financing, a perennial third rail of state politics, would be cut by $1.4 billion under a plan put forward on Monday by Senate Democrats trying...

Documents Show CPS Could See 37-Student Classrooms, Loss Of Non-Varsity Sports, Teacher Layoffs

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Schools CEO Ron Huberman Monday briefed principals on the grim possibility of class sizes of 37 kids, no non-varsity sports, and cutbacks in a...

In Pasadena, a Vote of Confidence for Public Schools

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Peter Dreier

A promising movement in Pasadena has dispelled misinformation about public schools, thus laying the groundwork for much needed state funding and faith in both the institution as well as the community's children.

Pat Quinn Gets Tough Question From Berwyn Child: 'Why Don't You Pay Your Bills?' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn visited a school in west suburban Berwyn Thursday night where he was greeted with children and parents holding signs that read "Governo...

Chicago Public Schools Face Massive Shakeups: 14 Schools Affected

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Storied Phillips High -- where Nat "King" Cole once walked the halls -- and basketball powerhouse Marshall High School are among 14 Chicago public sch...