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Public Education Funding

Closing "Innovation Deficit" Vital to Nation's Future

M. Duane Nellis | Posted 10.02.2013 | College
M. Duane Nellis

Our nation's higher educational institutions are approaching a critical juncture in our ability to maintain and advance our research missions as globa...

Are College Degrees Supposed to Be Nothing More than Job Training Certificates?

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
Lev Raphael

Forbes just reported on what it considers the "worst" college degrees. Their criteria? The. unemployment rate for people who had these majors and th...

Dreaming Big in Public School

Dao-Yi Chow | Posted 07.22.2013 | New York
Dao-Yi Chow

I didn't realize it back then, but going to public school in New York City set the direction for what I am doing now. The music I listened to and heard all around me dictated my world.

Time for a Change in Ohio's Public Education Funding

Mica Caine | Posted 03.06.2013 | Teen
Mica Caine

Like many other states, funding for Ohio's public schools depends mainly on property taxes. The downfalls of this funding system have been ignored for...

Alabama School Board's First Post-Recession Budget Seeks $415M Increase

Posted 01.08.2013 | Education

In its first post-recession public schools budget proposal, the Alabama Board of Education approved Thursday a recommendation to funnel $4.1 billion t...

Teachers' Union Challenges Constitutionality Of Gov's Education Changes

Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 06.08.2012 | Education

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s bold education package that calls for using public school dollars to fund private and parochial school vouchers will b...

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...

State's Bid For Federal Education Grant Rejected By Department Of Education

| John Fensterwald and Kathy Baron | Posted 01.26.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, TopEd.org. In another cockfight between...

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 ...

Students Clash With Police In Chile

AP | Posted 01.10.2012 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Thousands of students marched through the Chilean port of Valparaiso on Wednesday to demand more money for public education and to ...

Back to School

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
Paul Stoller

For a society that is so child-centric our attitude about education, especially public education, seems sadly ironic. Public school teachers are often vilified in our everyday discourse.