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Moms and Dads and School

Ron Berler | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Ron Berler

All are complex problems, entwined in money, ideology and bureaucracy and exceedingly difficult to repair. But there is one broken element in public education that is apolitical in nature and costs zero to fix.

School Budget Woes, or Dogs Fighting Over a Bone?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Sarah Hodgson

If we as people can stay involved, communicate and not let accusations and slander overtake civil discourse, we can find solutions that are fair and practical...something solidly in between filet mignon and an empty bowl.

Prop. 30 Not A Cure-All For California Schools

The Santa Cruz Sentinel | Shanna McCord | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

SANTA CRUZ -- The Santa Cruz City Schools board meeting Wednesday erupted with cheers and applause when the district's business chief, Alvaro Meza, wa...

Will NY Reform Commission Champion School Funding Equity?

David Sciarra | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education
David Sciarra

The School Reform Commission has an historic opportunity to stand up for the constitutional rights of New York's public school children.

Teacher Of The Year Gets Pink Slip

Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

Michelle Apperson, recently awarded the title of "Teacher of the Year" for the Sacramento City Unified School District, has lost her job. Apperson ...

Prince Edward To See Much Changed At School For Low-Income Students Since Great-Great Grandfather

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 04.26.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA -- When the future King Edward VII visited Girard College in 1860, the boarding school for underprivileged students served about 860 whit...

Students Speak Up: How Budget Cuts Are Hurting Them

Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

As school districts are facing massive budget cuts across the country, school programs, teachers and students are taking the hit. Across the countr...

Exclusive: LeapFrog Launches Program To Increase Literacy in America

Rebecca Serle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Serle

LeapFrog's new initiative, Tag. Give. Read. aims to help more U.S. children learn and love to read. LeapFrog is making it easy for anyone to "give the gift of reading."

Arne Duncan: Congress Needs To Act Now On School Money

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

DES MOINES, Wash. — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urging Congress to act soon to increase education funding because cash-strapped stat...

UIowa: 14 Grad Programs Denied New Funds

The Daily Iowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The UI's graduate programs that were marked as needing more evaluation in a recent report won't receive fellowship funding to recruit new students for...

Beverly Hills Schools: Live Here or Get Out (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tom Gregory

Should the Beverly Hills school board let the opportunity permit students currently in the system stay, even though their parents are paying taxes to a different district?

Schools Facing Big Budget Bust: Opportunity for Overhaul?

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

While far from easy, states with courageous governors could use this crisis to make a radical change: cut the budget by 10% and send the money directly to schools.

A Brief Educational Update

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Shaffer

The bus schedules should have arrived in your mail by now and we have instituted a policy that awards school credits to any student who shows up at the bus stop with a full can of gasoline.