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Washington State Is Still Not Giving Enough Money To Public Schools

AP | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court issued a decision Thursday holding the Legislature in contempt for its lack of progress on fixing the wa...

11 Foreign Education Policies That Could Transform American Schools

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

We learned the results of the latest PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) last week, and American students performed the same on the we...

Are Smaller College Calculus Classes Really Better?

Frank Morgan | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Frank Morgan

An unpublished study from the late 1990s showed that calculus students in classes of about 35 do no better than students in classes of 90 and larger. There was no statistical difference in the amount learned or in the drop-out rate.

Nevada Public Schools Chief Takes Issue With Automatic Teacher Raises

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

Speaking to the Nevada Association of School Boards on Friday, Superintendent of Public Schools James Guthrie argued against automatic raises for teac...

Parents Considering Moving Out Of Worst State In Country For Education

Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

Jen Morris really values education. So much so that she's thinking about moving her family out of the state they've lived in for decades. The "Kids...

Schools Should Rethink Bigger Classes In Early Grades: Study

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

Small class sizes are crucial for learning at the younger grades, but may be less important as children mature, according to a new study. The repo...

Does More Money Mean Better Education?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

Amid major slashes to public funding, political leaders have cited assertions that money doesn't affect student learning to sometimes justify cutting ...

State 'Irrationally' Underfunds Schools By Billions, Judge Rules

Posted 02.11.2012 | Education

Supporters of an education lawsuit against the state of Colorado celebrated this weekend after a district judge ruled that the state severely underfun...

Senator Introduces Legislation Limiting Class Sizes

Education News | Posted 12.07.2011 | Education

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Facilitating Outstanding Classrooms Using Size Reduction (FOCUS) Act of 2011 [bill summary, PDF], whic...

California Class Sizes Continue To Grow Amid Shrinking School Year

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Louis Freedberg Underscoring the deepening impact of the state's budget crisis, nearly 60 perc...

Chicago Teachers Union To Sue Over 'Unsafe' Class Sizes

Chicago Sun-Times | Off the Kuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Teachers Union officials vowed to file suit today, charging that plans to raise city class sizes to 35 are unsafe and violate the municipal co...