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Finance Systems Perpetuate Inequitable Funding Of U.S. Schools

Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

According to a report out of the Center for American Progress, inequitable per-pupil spending perpetuated by regressive state and local school-finance...

Report Emphasizes Need For Culture Change In Order To Attract, Retain Teachers In Struggling Schools

Posted 06.28.2012 | Education

A new report released by The Education Trust emphasizes the need for policy and culture changes in the public education sector, and not just updated t...

At High-Poverty Schools One Volunteer Can Make All The Difference

Charlotte Observer | Eric Frazier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools slashing teachers and programs to close a $100 million budget gap, can one volunteer make a difference at a struggl...

Comparable Funding for High Poverty Schools?

William Ferriter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
William Ferriter

As a teacher who has spent my entire career working in the upper-middle class suburbs of North Carolina, seeing our federal government urging states and districts to ensure comparable funding for low-poverty schools left me sick to my stomach.

Paying Students For Good Grades Pays Off

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An overwhelming number of schools participating in a controversial program that pays kids for good grades saw huge boosts -- up to nearly 40 percentag...