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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 ...

More Than Half The Nation's Schools Need Repairs

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new survey finds that more than half the nation's public schools need to be repaired, renovated or modernized. The National Cen...

Political Extremism Has No Place in Our Classrooms

Matt Brady | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Matt Brady

A further drop in revenue for public education, therefore, could be catastrophic, resulting in staffing cuts, increased class size, less individual attention for children, and the elimination of extracurricular programs.

GOP 'Way Too Extreme' For Own Member

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Wisconsin slammed his own party as “extreme” and compared its decision-making to that of Russian President Vladimir ...

Kansas Cuts To Education Unconstitutional, Court Rules

stateline | Jim Malewitz | Posted 01.16.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Majority Of Wisconsin's School Districts Getting Less Funding This Year

Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

About two-thirds of Wisconsin's school districts will see a drop in state funding this year, marking the second of a two-year, $834 million education ...

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...

Districts Stand To Lose Millions Under Ryan Budget Proposal

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

A New America Foundation analysis has calculated that under Paul Ryan’s budget proposal to cut federal spending by 20 percent, 77 percent of the 1,5...

Lawsuit Alleges Texas School District Is In Violation Of Constitution Due To Inequitable Funding

Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

Two families and the Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project have filed a lawsuit in district court alleging that Clint Independent School District does n...

Lawmaker Retracts Support On Voucher Program Because It Includes Muslim Schools

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.06.2012 | Education

Louisiana Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Watson, is retracting her support for Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher program, after realizing the money could be applied...

How The Recession Changed School Funding

Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

The recession shifted the former balance in education funding, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau. For the first ti...

Lucas Kavner

High School Mariachi Changes Students' Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home

Eloy Martinez didn't fall into Zapata High School's mariachi band as much as he was completely bowled over by it. Six years ago, he was a fifth grader...

Pa. Schools Seek Edge Over Cyber Schools

Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

Citing better standardized test scores and diplomas from known schools, traditional Pennsylvania public school officials are attempting to win back st...

Caught in the Middle

Eddie N. Fakhoury | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education
Eddie N. Fakhoury

A small boost for a district that finds itself caught in the middle means protecting it from falling to the high-need end of the scale where investment will be more costly and return on investment will take more time.

A Pretty Little Idea With Huge Potential: Open Up DonorsChoose.org to Students!

Troian Bellisario | Posted 04.04.2012 | Impact
Troian Bellisario

These high school students have great ideas -- they just need the funding and the tools to make them happen! Donorschoose.org is designed to make a little go a really long way, so give what you can.

Is Colo. Tax Defeat A Signal Of Voters' Sour Mood?

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 01.03.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- An off-year tax vote in Colorado this week likely sent a powerful message to policymakers nationwide who are wondering if voters will consid...

The Cost of Education

Ilana Garon | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education
Ilana Garon

The poverty of inner-city schools is one of those issues about which everyone has an opinion, but I've found that most people are hard-pressed to describe what this looks like on a day-to-day basis.

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...

WATCH: Parents, Students Create PSA Against School Budget Cuts

Posted 08.09.2011 | Education

When budget cuts threatened the arts, science, math and technology programs at Melrose Elementary School, its students' parents decided to take action...

Get The Federal Government Out Of Education? That Wasn't The Founding Fathers' Vision

Jack Jennings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

Increasingly conservatives are raising the question: What -- if any -- should be the federal role in education?

Georgia Schools Make Do With Diminishing Budgets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When Ruth O'Dell took over as Franklin County School District superintendent three years ago, she knew she'd be dealing with an ever-decreasing budget...

Charters and the New Version of Two-Tier Education

Mike Klonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mike Klonsky

Charter operators and their lobbying groups have dis-empowered teachers and turned charters into a self-interested, anti-public school, anti-union entrepreneurial venture.

Education Reform: America's Third Rail

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Charter schools are seen as a universal panacea that involves no one giving up anything and no elected official having to ever really lead on the issue, far less take any political risk.

Kansas City Public Schools: Bankruptcy May Force 50% Of Schools To Shut Doors

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

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Colorado Supreme Court Decision Determines Courts Can Decide On School Funding

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In an opinion that could have profound implications for the state budget, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled today that a group of plaintiffs has the ri...