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Enough Is Enough: Pennsylvania Must Contribute Its Fair Share to Fund Our Schools

Brian Sims | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Brian Sims

For the last several years, we have found ourselves facing an unacceptable lack of state funding for schools. This year we are once again facing the Commonwealth's dereliction of duty in properly funding our public schools.

North Carolina GOP Dubs Millions in Education Cuts as 'Opportunity Scholarships'

Michael Sargeant | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

The GOP is at it again -- trying to give damaging policy ideas a pretty name in hopes that Americans will not notice that the ideas themselves are dangerous.

Extending the Reach: Paying Teachers More Within Budget

Posted 12.24.2012 | Education

Both presidential candidates have spoken to the importance of great teachers and their appreciation for influential educators -- a lot. But even as...

The Business as Usual Betrayal of Teachers and Students

Larry Strauss | Posted 06.23.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

We are not amused by a school district that has squandered billions of dollars over the years. We are not amused by the education testing industry that keeps sucking dollars out of our schools and leaving us with less and less.

Lucas Kavner

High School Mariachi Changes Students' Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home

Eloy Martinez didn't fall into Zapata High School's mariachi band as much as he was completely bowled over by it. Six years ago, he was a fifth grader...

Group Writes Scathing Report: What Kind Of President Would Romney Be On Education?

Posted 05.04.2012 | Education

President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Mitt Romney haven't been talking much about education's toughest questions aside from recent attention o...

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...

Virginia Teachers Hold 'Wake' In Light Of Bill

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

In opposition of a bill the state Senate is considering -- which would "phase out" systems like tenure and make it easier for teachers to be dismissed...

Students Speak Up: How Budget Cuts Are Hurting Them

Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

As school districts are facing massive budget cuts across the country, school programs, teachers and students are taking the hit. Across the countr...

State Budget Cuts Slam Higher Education, Almost Spare K-12

| Kathryn Baron and John Fensterwald | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, TopEd.org. Midyear budget cuts hit Cali...

It's Education, Stupid (Not Taxes)

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 01.28.2012 | Education
Jeff DeGraff

It's easy to cut education because it's a latent form of value -- it pays sometime in the future. Innovation requires the development of new capabilities.

Occupy Demonstrators Arrested After Protesting Massive Education Cuts

AP | BETH DUFF-BROWN and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 01.16.2012 | Education

SAN FRANCISCO — Police arrested a number of Occupy protesters and students Wednesday who stormed into a downtown San Francisco bank and shouted ...

Eighty-two Years Since the Great Crash

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

A good learning environment is crucial to a successful education, which is why I introduced H.R. 2394, Rebuilding America's Schools Act.

California School Spending Among Lowest In The Nation

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Joanna Lin | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. Budget shortfalls have pushed California's spending on public schools to a historic low, rel...

Texas Shed 900 School Jobs Amid Massive Budget Cuts

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education

SAN ANTONIO -- The $4 billion in cuts to Texas public schools this summer might be starting to hit Gov. Rick Perry where it hurts most – his rec...

Education Nation Changes the Conversation

Mark Shriver | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education
Mark Shriver

Our country is engaged in a deep, delicate battle about how to slice up the federal budget. What may surprise some people is that early childhood education comes down to everything Americans are anxious about.

Three Ds for Education Reform: Dollars, Data, and Digitization

Ray V. Spain | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education
Ray V. Spain

We needn't wait for Superman. The national scalability of proven, effective high schools shows that if we demonstrate the will, and rethink the three Ds of the education reform debate, great American schools can be ours today.

North Carolina 'Going Backwards" In Education, Governor Says

NPR | Claudio Sanchez | Posted 10.01.2011 | Education

As the 50 states pass their budgets in trying times, education spending is taking one of the hardest hits. In North Carolina, the cuts are so severe t...

New Jersey Protecting Non-Merit Pay, Seniority For Teachers

Posted 09.12.2011 | Education

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced last week that all school districts in the state will see at least a 2 percent increase in operating budgets....

Chicago School Fights To Save Its Orchestra

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 08.05.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The violin isn't pretty, but its scratched frame has been well-loved by the girl who cradles it now, and those who played it before he...

Two Years After A Student Wrote Congress For Help, Community Breaks Ground On A New School

AP | SEANNA ADCOX | Posted 06.18.2011 | Education

DILLON, S.C. — Construction is starting on a new school in South Carolina more than two years after a student wrote Congress about the decrepit ...

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...

Kansas Parents Sue To Be Allowed To Pay More School Taxes

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

MISSION, Kan. — Parents in a suburban Kansas City school district where some homes cost $1 million or more have done as much as they can to rais...

Obama Visits Tech Giants To Push Education Plans

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

WOODSIDE, Calif. — President Barack Obama assembled some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley to confer on jobs and innovation, trying to get ...

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...