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Will A New Conversation About Funding Pre-K Take Hold In Mississippi?

| Liz Willen | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. A new conversation about pre-k is emerging in Mississippi as citizens e...

China Aiming for the Gold in Starting Kids Early, US Is Late to the Game

Ann O'Leary | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Ann O'Leary

For China, providing early education has become a national priority, while in the United States not so much.

Joy Resmovits

Romney, Ryan Differ On Key Education Elements

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

In roundtables with teachers and visits to classrooms, President Barack Obama is continuing to attack the GOP ticket on education this week, from Mitt...

Justin Snider: Thinking We Know What We Test

| Justin Snider | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. An op-ed in The New York Times on August 20th, "Testing What We Think We Know," argued tha...

As Congress Fiddles, Students and Schools Do a Slow Burn

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 09.17.2012 | Education
Dennis Van Roekel

It is outrageous to try to balance the federal budget on the backs of our youth. Our greatest resource is the ingenuity and creativity of the American people.

Stimulus Funds Saved Education Jobs, But States Still Slow To Implement Reforms

Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act showed promise to assist education, but some of its results have yet to be realized. While education sti...

Only Orwell -- and Texas Republicans -- Think Less Money Improves Schools

Jason Stanford | Posted 09.03.2012 | Education
Jason Stanford

Education, Republicans believe, is not an unalienable right that makes the pursuit of happiness possible. Instead, Republicans believe education is a commodity, and your access to it is limited only by money and time.

Governor Cuomo: Veto This Bill

David A. Singer | Posted 09.02.2012 | New York
David A. Singer

As misbegotten as this bill is from a policy standpoint, the budget ramifications to school districts could be much more draconian.

National Report: School Funding Practices Largely Unfair Across States

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

A Tennessee student receives less than 40 percent of the funding received by a similar student in Wyoming, according to a new report that assesses the...

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...