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Education Budget Cuts

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 ...

Seattle High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Education Cuts (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.16.2011 | Education

Hundreds of students from five Seattle-area high schools walked out of classes Wednesday to protest Washington state's cuts to education funding. T...

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...

Governor Asks Voters For Tax Hike To Support Education

AP | By JUDY LIN | Posted 02.04.2012 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown filed a ballot initiative on Monday asking California voters to increase taxes on themselves to generate more m...

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Students Ditch Class, Protest Education Cuts

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.01.2011 | Education

After the Washington state government proposed in a special legislative session to cut education funding as a way to close a $2 billion budget gap, hu...

Students As School Janitors? This Politician Thinks So

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich gave some insight into why he believes child labor laws condemn poor children to remain in poverty in ...

State Budget Shortfall Amplifies Threat Of Shorter School Year

| Louis Freedberg and Sue Frey | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. The prospect of many California public school students experiencing a shorter schoo...

WATCH: Oil-Rich Qatar Looks For Growth From Education

Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

As the U.S. faces cuts to budgets and programs across its school districts, other countries around the world -- both affluent and not -- are looking t...

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 ...

Mandate Relief Needed for Special Education in New York

Elizabeth Lynam | Posted 01.07.2012 | New York
Elizabeth Lynam

It will be impossible to curb school spending to the extent required by fiscal realities without addressing the significant and rapidly increasing expenditures for special education.

Schools Letting In Advertisers To Help Cover Budget Cuts

Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

The interiors of 16 schools in Pennsylvania's Bucks County Pennsbury School District will be decorated a bit differently this year: They're the new ho...

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.

New Film Takes A Look Inside The Teaching Profession

| Nínive Calegari | Posted 11.24.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Nínive Calegari, producer of documentary "American Teacher," writes. T...

Wisconsin Teachers Union Lays Off 40% Of Staff

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education

Wisconsin's largest teachers' union issued layoff notices to 40 percent of its staff Monday following legislation that limits collective bargaining ri...

We Are Forgetting About Our Kids

Marc Joseph | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education
Marc Joseph

Education is what has helped the quality of American society grow so quickly in the last couple hundred years. This is because adults have made the right sacrifices for all of our kids.

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...

Teachers In Detroit Face Big Cuts To Wages, Health Care

Posted 09.28.2011 | Education

(Reuters) - Detroit public school teachers will take a 10 percent wage cut and pay more for health care in what the school system's manager on Fri...

Seattle Schools To Shut Down For A Day.. And Another Half

Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

Seattle public schools will close for an entire day Aug. 31 and close early for a half day on another day during the school year. The move aims to ...

Joy Resmovits

San Francisco Joins Other California Districts In Suffering Massive Education Funding Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.19.2011 | San Francisco

Almost a month after its passage, school districts across California are still trying to make sense of -- and fight against -- an education budget tha...

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...

California Teacher Layoff Law Stirs Confusion, Criticism

Los Angeles Times | Teresa Watanabe | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

School district officials across the state are wrestling with the fallout over a controversial new law that bars teacher layoffs for a year even amid ...

LISTEN: Teacher Layoffs - What They Mean For You And Your Kids

NPR | Robert Siegel | Posted 09.02.2011 | Education

Teacher contracts expire in many places Friday, and for many teachers, those contracts won't be picked back up. State budget deficits and increased cu...

Employment and Education: What's Not Working

Christine Brandel | Posted 08.23.2011 | College
Christine Brandel

We all want students to get great jobs and lead happy lives. But pretending that a piece of paper is all that's needed to do this is something we can no longer do. We need to stop telling students they've got to have a degree and instead tell them they've got to learn.

Fewer L.A. Kids Get Subsidized Summer Meals, Budget Cuts To Blame

latimes.com | Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times | Posted 08.19.2011 | Education

Fewer than 1 in 5 of the children who relied on free or reduced-price lunches during the 2009-2010 school year in California received subsidized meals...