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K-12 May Not Benefit From Brighter Fiscal Outlook

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Andrew Ujifusa | Posted 02.11.2013 | Education

Despite some positive signs that could help school budgets, states are still facing a shaky financial environment as they head into the new year--a ci...

How to Fix the Student Loan Crisis (for Real This Time)

Adam Levin | Posted 02.11.2013 | Money
Adam Levin

It's time to return student loans to the discipline of the free market. Only then can tomorrow's graduates enjoy the futures they've been promised.

Society Is Killing Schools' Ability To Encourage Creativity

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 02.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Brian Rosenberg

It's easy and tempting to blame teachers or unions or professors for the problems in education, but the reality is that here -- as in the political institutions about which we so passionately complain -- we get what we deserve, or rather, we get the natural result of the choices we make.

Give Them More Time, and a Home Away From Home

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

The argument I'm making is more basic: simply having more time in the school building can protect students from whatever is waiting beyond school walls.

DPS Awarded $4 Million Grant From Gates Foundation

Posted 02.04.2013 | Denver

Denver Public Schools was awarded approximately $4 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation awarded a total of $25 milli...

Ruling Expected On Constitutionality Of Nation's Largest Voucher Program

Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

A Louisiana district court judge is expected to rule this week on the constitutionality of the state's controversial school voucher program. Baton ...

Duncan: Onion Piece On Stripping Was 'Secret Plan B If We Lost The Election'

Posted 01.21.2013 | Education

The Onion is out today with some breaking news: "Secretary of Education forced to take up stripping to put nation through school." Wouldn't that be...

Financial, Educational Insolvency Looms For New York Schools

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

More than half of New York's superintendents say they won't be able to keep up with student instruction mandates, and 41 percent say it'll only be two...

Enrollment In Indiana Voucher Program Skyrockets In 2nd Year

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

Enrollment in Indiana's school voucher program has more than doubled in the program's second year, the state Department of Education announced Tuesday...

Mississippi Budget Pushes For Literacy, Merit Pay Over Pre-K

| Jackie Mader | Posted 01.16.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Mississippi will probably not fund or create public pre-kindergarten op...

Parents Ask School Board: 'Please Tax Me'

Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

Parents in Beaverton, Ore. are asking the school board to tax them more. One year after Beaverton voters rejected a local option levy that would ha...

Pittsburgh Public Schools To Vote On Resolution Opposing Sequestration

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Eleanor Chute | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board is preparing to vote on a resolution opposing sequestration, which Superintendent Linda Lane said would have a "pr...

Prop. 30 Not A Cure-All For California Schools

The Santa Cruz Sentinel | Shanna McCord | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

SANTA CRUZ -- The Santa Cruz City Schools board meeting Wednesday erupted with cheers and applause when the district's business chief, Alvaro Meza, wa...

California's Cap-and-Trade May Solve State's Budget Problems

Ann Carlson | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Ann Carlson

The biggest news out of California may be that the supermajority could solve our budget problems without raising any new taxes or cutting existing programs.

Study: International Students Taking Up More Space At US Colleges

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 11.12.2012 | College

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Want to see how quickly the look and business model of American public universities are changing? Visit a place like Indiana Unive...

Scott Walker Cuts To Teacher Benefits Offset Much Of School Aid Losses

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Jason Stein | Posted 01.12.2013 | Education

MADISON -- Cuts to teachers' benefits championed by Gov. Scott Walker offset about two-thirds of the reductions to school revenue resulting from his b...

Alabama School Board's First Post-Recession Budget Seeks $415M Increase

Posted 01.08.2013 | Education

In its first post-recession public schools budget proposal, the Alabama Board of Education approved Thursday a recommendation to funnel $4.1 billion t...

Tuition Being Cut After Voters Approve Tax Hike On The RIch

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | College

By Mary Slosson SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov 7 (Reuters) - California's Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, eager to show quick results from ...

How Americans Voted On Key State Funding Measures For Schools

Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

Tuesday was a big day for voters, and not just in the general election. With one eye on the country's next president, voters in several states wer...

Mississippi School Funding Shortfalls Could Trigger Even Lower Target

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo | Bobby Harrison | Posted 01.05.2013 | Education

JACKSON --The state spending less money on local school districts in recent years could result in a reduction in how much it is legally obligated to p...

Detroit Financial Manager Threatens To Leave If School Funding Proposal Fails

Detroit News / Detroit Free Press | LORI HIGGINS | Posted 01.01.2013 | Education

Roy Roberts, the emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools, says he may leave the job if voters reject Proposal 1, the statewide ballot p...

Scrutinizing Schooling

Kimberly Tan | Posted 12.25.2012 | Teen
Kimberly Tan

Perhaps education has been neglected because politicians don't believe in its value, or because the rise of corporations means the death of free expression and critical thinking that schools promote.

Back to the Dark Ages for Preschool: The Crippling Consequences of a Disappearing Data Source

Lisa Guernsey | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education
Lisa Guernsey

Despite a growing chorus of champions for better early education for America's children -- from military leaders to Ben Bernanke to an official from the Reagan Administration -- a piece of our country's early education infrastructure is about to fall away.

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...

Prop 30 And 38 Broken Down, In Pictures And Charts

Posted 12.23.2012 | Education

When Californians hit the voting booths Nov. 6, they will be choosing between two initiatives that will drastically affect how the state's struggling ...