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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.

Education Funding In Most States Below Pre-Recession Levels

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

Most states have cut state funding for schools this year, and a majority of states are funding K-12 education at levels lower than before the recessio...

Audit Exposes School Principal Who Faked Attendance Records

Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

The principal of a St. Louis, Mo. school inflated attendance records for three years to meet federal requirements and attain more funding, a state aud...

A Great Need, A Greater Investment

Randi Weingarten | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education
Randi Weingarten

America was founded, and has flourished, as a land of opportunity, a place where, by working hard and seizing opportunities, each generation can do better than the last. But now, this very American notion seems frayed.

School: It's Way More Boring Than When You Were There

Salon | Daniel Denvir | Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

New studies show that the disappearance of art, music and even recess is having a devastating effect on kids Forty-nine million or so American chil...

Obama's Speech to Congress: So Why Am I Skeptical?

Leonie Haimson | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Leonie Haimson

We've witnessed several years of this administration generally unconcerned about rising class sizes and teacher layoffs. The truth is that for the past two years, their priorities have pointed in an entirely different direction.

Education "Reformers" Next Target? "One-Size-Fits-All" Democracy

Julie Woestehoff | Posted 07.23.2012 | Chicago
Julie Woestehoff

Now that they've had some success destroying public education, the school reform privateers are setting their sights on something even more precious and fundamental to our nation -- our democracy.

Three Ds for Education Reform: Dollars, Data, and Digitization

Ray V. Spain | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education
Ray V. Spain

We needn't wait for Superman. The national scalability of proven, effective high schools shows that if we demonstrate the will, and rethink the three Ds of the education reform debate, great American schools can be ours today.

Creating the High Schools of the Future

Gaston Caperton | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education
Gaston Caperton

One of the problems with education reform is that US high schools operate under ambiguous orders.

Education Lawsuit Argues State Expects Too Much, Pays Too Little

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.01.2011 | Denver

Denver District Judge Sheila Rappaport began hearing arguments yesterday on one of the most provocative education lawsuits in Colorado's history, Loba...

North Carolina 'Going Backwards" In Education, Governor Says

NPR | Claudio Sanchez | Posted 10.01.2011 | Education

As the 50 states pass their budgets in trying times, education spending is taking one of the hardest hits. In North Carolina, the cuts are so severe t...

Joy Resmovits

San Francisco Joins Other California Districts In Suffering Massive Education Funding Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.19.2011 | San Francisco

Almost a month after its passage, school districts across California are still trying to make sense of -- and fight against -- an education budget tha...

Joy Resmovits

Education Loses In Minn. Government Shutdown Compromise

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.17.2011 | Education

On Monday afternoon, highway cars and intense security surrounded Minnesota's capitol building, where only officials, legislators and their aides were...