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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 ...

Tyler Kingkade

Prop 30 Puts The Future Of Education In California To A Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.23.2012 | College

The future of higher education in California may hinge on whether or not voters approve Proposition 30 on the November ballot, a measure that would in...

State Of School Funding In Washington Like 'A Wartime Setting'

stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Majority Of Wisconsin's School Districts Getting Less Funding This Year

Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

About two-thirds of Wisconsin's school districts will see a drop in state funding this year, marking the second of a two-year, $834 million education ...

Joy Resmovits

Will Presidential Debate Change Weight Given To Education In 2012 Campaign?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.16.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools, is frustrated. During the first presidential debate two weeks ago...

Joy Resmovits

Maryland Casino Law Plays 'Shell Game' With School Dollars, Say Critics

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- In the latest chapter of the Maryland gambling fights, it's casino vs. casino. A group called "Get the Facts Vote No on 7" will air an ...

Obama: Romney Education Plan 'Not A Recipe For Growth'

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. In the first presidential debate Wednesday night, President Obama and R...

Chicago Schools' Credit Rating Cut Yet Again Amid Budget Pressure In New Strike Deal

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education

* Fitch downgrade adds to negative rating actions * Cites increased budget pressure in wake of teacher pact * Move follo...

Chicago School Credit Rating Cut After Teachers Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education

Sept 27 (Reuters) - The credit rating for the Chicago Board of Education was cut to A2 from A1 by Moody's Investors Service on Thurs...

Foreign Students Are Being Used As 'Cash Cows'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.24.2012 | College

Universities across the pond are using foreign students as "cash cows" to plug budget gaps, claims Susan Bassnett, a former pro-vice chancellor of War...

Who Is Sabotaging Our Schools?

Larry Strauss | Posted 11.21.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

I remember when I thought that students were the great impediment to learning. But I don't believe that anymore. I've seen too many students overcome all those things.

Education Funding Drops In More Than Half Of States

Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

The recession's impact on American education has not yet dissipated, as more than half of states are slashing their education budgets this year. Ac...

Knowledge Wins

Peter Meyer | Posted 11.05.2012 | Education
Peter Meyer

2012-08-27-scblog.pngWhen we think of poverty, what do we think of? Food stamps? Emaciated children? Tin shacks? Empty refrigerators?

America's Poverty-Education Link

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 10.29.2012 | Education
Howard Steven Friedman

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngAmerica, the land of opportunity, needs to create those opportunities for all its children.