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Rebecca Klein

Bad News About The State Of American Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

Regardless of how much money their district spends, more than 1 million American students attend unproductive schools. A new report out Wednesday f...

Unleash the Mighty Paraprofessional

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.26.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Paraprofessionals in schools serving many minority students are much more likely than teachers to share their students' ethnicity and language, and are more likely to live in the neighborhood.

These States Invest The Least In Their Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

When it comes to funding public school students, some parts of the country shell out more dough than others. A new map compiled by research engine ...

Gov. Rick Snyder Is Working to Destroy Public Schools

Dale Hansen | Posted 04.21.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Regardless of all of these potential problem areas, Rick Snyder and Michigan Republicans know that every school they deem failing will simply be converted to a charter school, which pulls more students out of traditional public schools.

California Democrats Urge More Education Spending

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Democrats who control California's Assembly said on Wednesday their priorities for the next state budget include m...

Syria and the Reality at Home in America

Robert Reich | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

We are paralyzed at home -- as we turn our attention to a potential quagmire abroad. This is the great tragedy of our time.

Broken Education, Flawless Health Care: A Republican Fallacy

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Dale Hansen

While Republicans seem willing to make drastic changes to education using the power of the government, they apparently feel differently regarding our supposedly broken health care system.

States Spending The Least On Education

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: In 2011, for the first time in decades, the amount the nation’s schools spent per student fell. According to the U.S. Censu...

States Still Spending Less Per College Student Than In 2008

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business

High school students who are graduating this year and getting ready to enter college face a higher education system that still hasn't rebounded from t...

President Proposes Landmark Investment in Early Learning

Catherine Atkin | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Catherine Atkin

As a bellwether for innovation and home to one out of every eight children in America, California will play a vital role in fulfilling the president's vision for early learning.

Joy Resmovits

Obama Budget Flatlines Education Funds For Poor Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

While President Barack Obama's 2014 budget proposal asks for an overall spending increase to education, most of that will go to new programs and compe...

Ed Today: Iowa Education Reform Plan, Texas Budget Fight

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.17.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Ed Reform Coming To Iowa? Iowa Gov. Terry Brandstad is planning a big, $187 million push on education this year, reports KCRG. "We have many good schools with committed educators, but they are stuck in a system designed for the 20th century, not the 21st century. I am ready to invest significant resources into these educational reforms, which truly have the power to dramatically raise achievement," Branstad said. "I do not believe we should spend even one minute discussing additional resources to prop up our current educational structure until we have first agreed on the reforms our children need."

Has Education Become a Victim of the Financial Crisis?

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 02.20.2013 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

Many countries have not been able to adjust staffing levels to a rapidly declining student population, so class sizes have declined and costs have risen, without automatically changing and improving the nature of teaching and learning.

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...

'Heroes' Aren't Just Men and Women in Military Uniforms

Jack Jennings | Posted 12.13.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

Two basic functions are essential to democratic societies: educating the young and defending citizens from attack. But in the U.S. today, quite different attitudes have developed about each of these functions.

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...

Education Spending Not Buying Better Test Scores

Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

The federal government has spent more than $293 billion in the past decade to improve student academic performance, on top of a combined $5.5 trillion...

Joe Biden vs. Paul Ryan: Smart vs Dumb Visions for America

Steve Clemons | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

America has budget challenges and these need to be met, but to forsake investment in the future assures a dumber future for the nation. This is what is at stake, and the debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan is the vital exchange that Americans must hear in deciding the country's course.

U.S Far From Head Of The Class In Crucial Area

Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

Wednesday's "Fact of the Day" demonstrates how the U.S. is still struggling to make the grade when it comes to getting a return on investment in educa...

How Do We Calculate Per Pupil Expenditures? A Call for GAAP in Education

Michael McShane | Posted 09.16.2012 | Education
Michael McShane

Education finance needs GAAP, desperately. Discussions about stretching the school dollar and return on investment depend upon it. States cannot learn from each other if they are using separate cost calculations.

D.C. Public Schools Grossly Under-Reports Spending

Michael McShane | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Michael McShane

The DC public school system has made several significant positive strides in recent years. But until it gets its spending under control, all of these positive developments are going to get lost in its perception as a bloated, ineffective bureaucracy.

Policymakers Can Help Low-Income Families and Score Political Points

Andrea Levere | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business
Andrea Levere

Imagine a scenario where members of Congress could improve government programs that grow our economy and support struggling families without adding to the federal deficit or jeopardizing their political standing. Wouldn't they all be lining up to cast their "yea" votes?

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Quiet Drama in Philadelphia

Ellen Brown | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business
Ellen Brown

Why does there always seem to be enough money for military expansion, prisons, bank bailouts and tax cuts for the wealthy, but not enough for education -- or for jobs, housing, healthcare, or old age pensions?

Good Enough Does Not Lead to Greatness

Dr. David Svaldi | Posted 06.27.2012 | Education
Dr. David Svaldi

Too often, we fail to strive for excellence or greatness because we believe it is not probable, so why try? Or, we accept the status quo, even if it is mediocre or sub par. "Good enough" will not be adequate to solve the huge number of issues facing our nation.

21st Century Tax Policy and Aging Populations

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.24.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If Boomers want to continue the proud national tradition of handing off a better America to each generation, then it's time to rethink what it means to age.