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Working as an Education Activist Outside of the Classroom: My Foray Into the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Hillary Linardopoulos

For the past nine years, I've spent 10 months of every year at my second home: Julia de Burgos Elementary School in the West Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Some days were exhilarating. Some were exhausting. All of them were meaningful.

Education for a Better America Initiative Seeks to Bolster Philadelphia Students During School Funding Crisis

Marcus Bright | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Marcus Bright

The public education crisis in the city of Philadelphia is reaching a crescendo as the scheduled opening of the 2013-2014 school year on September 9 n...

Weighted Funding: What it Is and Why Michigan Needs It

Dan Varner | Posted 10.26.2013 | Detroit
Dan Varner

Today, if your district has a higher proportion of more expensive students, it isn't reflected in the funding it receives from the state. And as a consequence, new inequities are created, and inequities that already existed are frequently made worse.

How Texas Republicans Are Preparing America for the Apocalypse

Elford Alley | Posted 10.21.2013 | Comedy
Elford Alley

When the Federal government offered Texas billions to insure 1.5 million impoverished Texans, Republicans did the only honorable thing: They refused it. Come on people, do you think insurance is going to help you when radioactive spiders are burrowing into your cerebrum? No.

Pennsylvania: Put Your Money Where Your Kids Are

Brian Sims | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Brian Sims

The budget Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has signed into law -- that maintains 81 percent of the $1 billion in cuts he imposed in 2011 and 2012 -- demonstrates that supporting Pennsylvania's youth is simply not among his values or priorities.

Show Me the Data -- A STEM Ed Funder's Perspective

Douglas Haller | Posted 10.12.2013 | Technology
Douglas Haller

Corporations, foundations, and states will continue to feel pressure to fund STEM education, taking up the slack, as federal efforts remain unclear and sequestration in effect.

Joy Resmovits

Can This Giant School District Open Its Doors This Fall?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

The parents of Philadelphia are in limbo. While back to school season has come to be reviled, Philadelphians are praying that it'll arrive in their ci...

Work in Progress

Greg Woodburn | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

The focus on non-profit organizations' overhead expenses as a top benchmark for performance has hindered capacity-building efforts and limited the entrance and retention of talent in the sector.

How Some States Are Actually Putting Money Into Higher Ed

stateline | Susan Milligan | Posted 07.08.2013 | College

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Department Of Education To Provide More Funding For Traumatized Schools

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday finished its sweeping rewrite of No Child Left Behind that eases coast-to-coast require...

The Creative Capital of the World

John M. Eger | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
John M. Eger

Art education has become a priority for Los Angeles. According to a report of the Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles leads the nation in the...

The Corporate Takeover of Public Education

Diann Woodard | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Diann Woodard

Will they create a world of equal opportunity that is the spirit animating our nation's education professionals? Or will they create a world to their liking in which parents and professional educators will have little or any voice?

Texas Lawmakers Restore Funding For Schools

Reuters | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, May 26 (Reuters) - Texas lawmakers on Sunday gave final approval to a two-year budget that restores...

California's Revised Budget Has Good News For Some Schools

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2013 | San Francisco

By Sharon Bernstein May 14 (Reuters) - California will spend an extra $2.9 billion on public education over the next two years thanks ...

Actually, Failing Our Children Is What's Unflippingbelieveable

Bruce Lesley | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Rather than a debate about whether child rearing should be focused on either parents, the community, or government, the most important questions we need to be answering are how we can improve the lives and outcomes of our nation's children -- at the family, community, and political levels.

Report Finds Big Drop In Funding For Preschool

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — State funding for pre-kindergarten programs had its largest drop ever last year and states are now spending less per child than the...

9 Awkward Double Standards From The Conservative Movement

Katy Hall & Nick Wing | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

On Wednesday evening, 41 Republican senators voted against expanding gun background checks. In doing so, they helped define the legacy of an expansive...

What We Know About Expanded Learning

Jennifer Peck | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Peck

President Obama's 2014 budget proposes an increase to funding for expanded learning opportunities through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program. This is an exciting step in the right direction for our low income children and youth.

John Celock

'You Are Robbing Timmy To Pay Johnny'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics

A Republican state senator in North Dakota wants to direct funds to provide milk for low-income students, but Democrats say that he may end up hurting...

Christie's Budget Calls For More School Choice

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. -- With relatively small expenditures, Gov. Chris Christie is using his proposed state budget to push harder for more school choice for ...

Shame on California Districts Seeking to Perpetuate Funding Advantages

John Affeldt | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
John Affeldt

Kudos to Jerry Brown for proposing to end the inequities in California school funding -- and shame on the districts that seek to fossilize the advantages they have enjoyed for decades now.

Does Austerity In Education Limit Free Speech?

Salon.com | Posted 02.13.2013 | College

On Feb. 6, Yale student activists hosted a panel laying out the case for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement to pressure Israel into recog...

No Budget for the Holocaust

Tyler Moss | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Tyler Moss

My favorite class from high school is being cut. I'm devastated -- this was one of the only classes in high school that actually asked me to engage with it beyond the basic book report or Powerpoint presentation. Thus I wrote the following letter.

In Illinois, 'Squeezing' Retirees Is Also Shortchanging Its Youth

Sylvia Puente | Posted 04.06.2013 | Chicago
Sylvia Puente

A solution to this mess will not be found in the proverbial robbing of Peter to pay Paul: Reneging on pension promises made to our civil servants -- retired teachers among their ranks -- is not an acceptable or sustainable way to fulfill our educational funding imperatives.

The Attack On Public Education Is A Civil Rights Issue

Leigh Owens | Posted 04.01.2013 | Black Voices
Leigh Owens

The popular explanation for this assault on public education is that the schools chosen for closure are 'unsuccessful,' or are undeserving the students -- a claim that is mostly based on standardized test scores.