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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...

Joy Resmovits

Inequity In America's Schools, By The Numbers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.01.2011 | Education

It's been long suspected that schools serving low-income students receive less money to pay their teachers than those in nearby affluent schools. Now ...

Have We Gotten It Wrong on School Reform?

Jack Jennings | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

We are unique in pursuing so much testing, punitive measures against schools and teachers, and the creation of so many independent charter schools. At the same time, we are ignoring financial inequality among schools and school districts.

Making A Deal For Education Funds: Tax Change Could Bring In Billions

| Kathryn Baron | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, TopEd.org. A group of billionaires, old...

WATCH: Oil-Rich Qatar Looks For Growth From Education

Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

As the U.S. faces cuts to budgets and programs across its school districts, other countries around the world -- both affluent and not -- are looking t...

A Simple Plan for Detroit's Resurgence

Rep. Hansen Clarke | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Rep. Hansen Clarke

For too long, we have seen our manufacturing jobs shipped overseas with little investment to retrain workers. We have seen high local taxes stifle entrepreneurship. It's time that we -- the people of Detroit -- take charge of our city's future.

Occupy Demonstrators Arrested After Protesting Massive Education Cuts

AP | BETH DUFF-BROWN and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 01.16.2012 | Education

SAN FRANCISCO — Police arrested a number of Occupy protesters and students Wednesday who stormed into a downtown San Francisco bank and shouted ...

Seattle Voters Pass $232 Million School Levy, Doubling Taxes

Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

Voters in Seattle approved of a $232 million education levy Tuesday, nearly doubling the current levy, which has been in place for seven years. Now...

Magical Thinking

Jonathan R. Cole | Posted 12.31.2011 | Education
Jonathan R. Cole

Americans say they strongly believe in exceptional educational systems. They want their kids to attend college and get prestigious jobs, but they seem lost in what can only be described as "magical thinking."

Voters To Decide Whether To Raise Taxes For $3 Billion In Education

AP | IVAN MORENO and KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 12.30.2011 | Education

DENVER — The nation's only statewide tax vote on the November ballot asks Colorado voters whether they want to temporarily raise taxes to genera...

California School Spending Among Lowest In The Nation

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Joanna Lin | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. Budget shortfalls have pushed California's spending on public schools to a historic low, rel...

How Budget Cuts Are Hitting Schools And Hurting Students

Posted 12.13.2011 | Education

As school districts are facing massive budget cuts across the country, school programs, teachers and students are taking the hit. According to a re...

Texas Schools Sue State Over Billions In Funding

AP | By APRIL CASTRO and PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 12.11.2011 | Education

AUSTIN, Texas -- A coalition of more than 150 Texas school districts said Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit against the state over a school funding syste...

The American Ambivalence Towards Education

Shaun Johnson | Posted 12.09.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

Here are some absolutely undeniable givens that prove Americans don't care about education.