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Teacher Of The Year Gets Pink Slip

Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

Michelle Apperson, recently awarded the title of "Teacher of the Year" for the Sacramento City Unified School District, has lost her job. Apperson ...

A Less Bright Future: Florida Is Breaking Its Promise to Students

Ida V. Eskamani | Posted 06.13.2012 | Miami
Ida V. Eskamani

The way I saw it, Florida made a deal with its students. We would excel in school, and, in return, Florida would support us. I held my half of the bargain, Florida didn't.

School District Considers Shutting Down Every Other Monday

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Snow days are so passé. Now it's all about budget cut days. Yes, faced with budget woes, the Burnsville School district is considering giving its ...

Joy Resmovits

'Crisis' In U.S. Preschools As Spending Drops, Enrollment Climbs

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.10.2012 | Education

Before Diamande Montague started preschool, she was the kind of kid who clung to her mother's skirt. When she and her mom went outside and other kids ...

Saki Knafo

Head Start Agencies Sue Over Strict New Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.29.2012 | Education

Not long ago, Bob Ruseau, a stay-at-home dad who lives in Medford, Mass., ran into an old friend from the neighborhood who said she was surprised by h...

Cash-Poor Schools Poach Students From Rivals To Boost Rosters, Funding

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon March 8 (Reuters) - As American public school administrators look to bring in more money by recruiting students ov...

Occupy Education Connects Dots From Wall Street To American Schools

Jane Perry | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Jane Perry

With state budget cuts to education, the money Peralta Community College has to pay to Morgan Stanley for a higher interest rate is money they have had to cut for classes, instructors, and support services for the disabled. OccupyEducation says a renegotiation would restore 360 classes.

Tax the Rich -- It's the Least That We Can Do!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics
Michael Berkowitz

Governor Brown takes a half step in the right direction. But other states should not emulate it. Instead Californians and others should support a proposal which advances real change -- The Millionaires Tax.

Washington Voters Approve All But 5 School Levies On Ballot

AP | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

SEATTLE -- Washington voters have approved all but five school levies on the ballot this winter. They voted in favor of 152 school levies, for a tota...

GOP Candidate Defends Obama Against Santorum's 'Snob' Comment

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.29.2012 | College

President Obama got support from an unlikely ally against GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum's "snob" comment -- namely, Newt Gingrich. Gingr...

Obama Makes Bold Challenge To Governors

AP | By BETH FOUHY | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama Monday urged the nation's governors to invest more state resources in education, saying a highly skilled workforc...

Joy Resmovits

Mitt Romney Inconsistent On Education Money In Michigan?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Michigan's budget surplus has been widely touted as an encouraging sign of economic recovery in a recession-addled state -- enough that Republican pre...

Utah Lawmaker Proposes Giving Public Education Money Directly To Students, Not Schools

Posted 04.16.2012 | Education

Funding for public education could go directly to the pockets of students, instead of to schools, under a proposal in the Utah legislature. The Uta...

5 Things Obama's Budget Does For Higher Ed

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.14.2012 | College

President Obama's budget proposal for the 2013 fiscal year would beef up spending on higher education. Appropriately, he unveiled it at a community c...

Conn. Legislative Session Opens: Public Schools Overhaul Means More Programs, Funding

AP | By SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 02.08.2012 | Education

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called on state lawmakers Wednesday to help him create an economic revival in Connecticut, creating more jobs...

Joy Resmovits

About Face: Are GOP Govs Increasing Ed Spending To Save Political Skin?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Call it budgetary whiplash. Last November, a wave of Tea Party minimalism and budget-cutting fervor swept the country, ushering governors like Rick...

Emmeline Zhao

Adult Film Proceeds To Go To School Reading Program?

HuffingtonPost.com | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 02.07.2012 | Education

Talk about dirty money. American schools and educational programs might be drowning from lack of funding, but being deep in the red isn't deterring on...

DPS Proposes Spending Increase, Extended School Days

Posted 02.02.2012 | Denver

Denver Public Schools proposed a spending increase of approximately $11 million for English-Language Learners (ELLs) and to extend the school day for...

Coal for Christmas

Jack Jennings | Posted 03.11.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

With class sizes increasing due to teacher layoffs, and the dismissal of reading specialists, it is not far-fetched to say that learning is being jeopardized by less money being spent on education.

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...

Districts File Third Suit Against State Over School Funding

Posted 12.14.2011 | Education

A third group of Texas schools filed suit against the state Tuesday over education funding, alleging that the system of financing public education is ...

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...

State 'Irrationally' Underfunds Schools By Billions, Judge Rules

Posted 02.11.2012 | Education

Supporters of an education lawsuit against the state of Colorado celebrated this weekend after a district judge ruled that the state severely underfun...

John Celock

Control Of 'Divided Party' At Stake

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

In Kansas, Republican state legislators have leaned increasingly conservative. Now a leader of the state's moderate Republican faction is vowing to fi...