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Education Budget Cuts

5th Grader Donates $300 To Save Local Teacher Jobs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Alarmed to hear that state budget cuts were forcing teacher layoffs in her area, Arcadia, Calif. 5th grader Jocelyn Lam decided to donate her life's s...

Judge Rejects Kansas Parents' Plea To Pay More Taxes For Schools

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Parents in a wealthy suburban Kansas City school district cannot seek to raise property taxes above a state cap because it co...

NY Superintendent Takes Home Shocking $500,000 In Pay And Perks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As the debate over education budget cuts escalates across the country, one New York Superintendent, Carole Hankin, has garnered attention for the amou...

Florida Legislature --Table for One? A Parent's Appeal for Education

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

Dear Governor Scott, Are our legislators attempting to set a Guinness Record for record-breaking time to pass the most controversial legislation ev...

Bill Gates: Education Budget Cuts Don't Have To Hurt Learning

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — Even in the midst of large spending cuts, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Monday that schools can improve the performance of s...

5 Myths About School Vouchers -- And The Truth

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

One of the most contentious budget debates this year may be over something the president did not include in his 2012 spending plan -- school vouchers....

When You Can't Think... Test

Pamela Kripke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Pamela Kripke

What do the state's education people do to reverse its sorry statistics? Here's a hint. They don't improve curriculums beyond the rote memorization model, or spend more cash per pupil.

The Battle Over Education Spending: Obama Preparing For Congressional Bid

Bloomberg News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

President Barack Obama, who has adopted such traditionally Republican principles as charter schools and teacher merit pay, will meet resistance in a d...

Dollars and Sense: How To Make Education Effective On Tight Budgets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

U.S. based think tank Center for American Progress recently released a report evaluating the correlation between education spending and student perfor...

Texas Cutting $5 Billion From Public Schools

AP | APRIL CASTRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

AUSTIN, Texas — Public education in Texas is facing billions in proposed budget cuts that would include slashing arts education, pre-kindergarte...

Educational Budget Cuts: Unconscionable -- and Unconstitutional

Michael Rebell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rebell

Children's constitutional right to education is not negotiable. Belts can be tightened in hard times, but only in ways that ensure all children are prepared to work, vote and live in our modern society.

The Entrepreneurial Teacher

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

With school budgets shrinking and teachers starting to shell out their own hard-earned money for school supplies, are there other solutions to help keep teachers' bank accounts afloat?

What's Next for California Education?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

Most of you have probably heard about the dire straits public schools in California face, but until you see some numbers comparing school budgets between last year and this year, it doesn't fully hit home.