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Top 25 School Districts in Illinois with Highest Projected Deficit, Surplus Spending

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.24.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

With fewer state dollars being appropriated for K-12 education funding, deficit spending by Illinois school districts has risen sharply in recent year...

The Five Percent Solution

Peter Greene | Posted 07.24.2016 | Education
Peter Greene

Five percent. It's a figure that turns up again and again in reformster rhetoric, usually teamed up with the word "bottom." It has a fine long history, all the way back from June 2009. That was six years ago. Since then, the five percent have been cropping up regularly.

Here Are The States That Spend The Most On Public School Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

The National Center for Education Statistics on Thursday released its latest data on how much money states are investing in public school students. ...

Joy Resmovits

America's Schools Could Be More Efficient If Teachers Were Paid Less: Report | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

When it comes to education, the United States isn't getting all the bang it could for its buck, according to a new report. GEMS Education Solution...

25 of Illinois' Top School Districts

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.03.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Kids all across Illinois are headed back to school, but some students will be enrolled in schools that are in school districts that are considered better than others.

3 Ways Community Activists Could Make Education Better

Chris Crouch | Posted 01.26.2014 | Education
Chris Crouch

Teachers that are maximizing the time spent with students to bridge learning gaps and scaffold instruction for skill acquisition would greatly benefit from these partnerships and so would our students.

Bush Gets Big 'F' | Rachel Finkel, with Eugene Kiely | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on Jeb Bush has repeatedly — and falsely — claimed that the United States spends “more per s...

NY Spends More Money On Students Than Any Other State

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.24.2013 | New York

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released its latest per-pupil spending report, and for New York, the results were not surprising. In line with data...

Joy Resmovits

Are We Spending Too Little On Standardized Tests? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

Matt Chingos has an idea that will likely roil the scores of parents and teachers who think the U.S. tests its students too much: we might actually sp...

Report: Federal Loophole Allows Schools To Spend More On White Students Than Minorities

Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

Schools that enroll 90 percent or more non-white students spend $733 less per pupil per year than schools that enroll 90 percent or more white student...

New York School Funding Among Nation's Most Unfair

David Sciarra | Posted 09.12.2012 | Education
David Sciarra

New York is considered "high spending" when it comes to public education. But does the Empire State fairly fund its public schools? The answer is a resounding no.

Stretching the School-District Dollar

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 06.19.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

While tight budgets present plenty of hardships, they also offer local officials a golden opportunity to rethink the way we run schools and boost productivity and efficiency.

Public v. Charter: Who Really Has More Administrative Bloat?

Posted 04.10.2012 | Education

Public schools are often criticized and scrutinized for perceived administrative bloat, tied to concerns that those sitting behind desks in district o...

A 'Mindset Of Survival': Americans To Stay Thrifty This Back-To-School [POLL]

Posted 09.18.2011 | Education

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Almost two-thirds of U.S. shoppers plan to spend the same or less this back-to-school season as last year, a survey showed, in an...

The Case For Investing In School Infrastructure

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

Like our congested highways, bursting water pipes and corroding bridges, decaying schools are a reminder that our prosperity as a nation is jeopardized by physical neglect.

How Public Colleges And Universities Spend Their Money

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

As budgets shrink and tuitions rise, a recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows just how public, private and for-profit i...

How Private Colleges And Universities Spend Their Money

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a recent report (PDF) released by the National Center for Education Statistics, private colleges spend only .5 percent on net grant aid t...

BACK TO SCHOOL SAVINGS: Given Billions To Rehire Teachers, Schools Wait Instead

New York Times | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

As schools handed out pink slips to teachers this spring, states made a beeline to Washington to plead for money for their ravaged education budgets. ...

Does Money Matter Most? Finding a Silver Lining for Schools in Recessionary Times

W. Norton Grubb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
W. Norton Grubb

Since increased revenues are unlikely, the recession provides an opportunity to rethink the relationship of money to effective school resources, and to develop new approaches.