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Rebecca Klein

GOP Legislators Apparently Don't Want More Money Going To Poor Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Judges, beware: Your job may be in jeopardy if you try to promote equal education for all students, according to a Center For American Progress report...

Uncommon Core Heightens Race and Class Math Divide

Alan Singer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

The uproar over high-stakes testing associated with Common Core in New York State and complaints that children are being tested on things they were not taught, has obscured the deepening of racial, ethnic and class divisions in education in New York and the United States.

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...

11 States Under Fire For Alleged School Funding Failures

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. Any week now, the Kansas Supreme Court will rule on a lawsuit fil...

Big Lawsuit Asks: How Much School Funding Is Enough?

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has launched a bold program of tax and spending cuts aimed at making the state more attractive fo...

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Debate Economic Furloughs At Schools

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania public schools would have wider latitude to furlough employees during tough economic times and would not have to...

Joy Resmovits

Bloomberg Wasn't On Any Ballot, But Here's How He Affected Elections Nationwide

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Though his name wasn't on a ballot Tuesday, perhaps the most influential figure on education issues during the election cycle was New York...

Asthma Shouldn't Kill -- Every School Needs a Nurse

John H. Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John H. Jackson

Trained to recognize when a student is in need of emergency care and to provide it, a health professional is a critical resource that no school should be without.

Joy Resmovits

GOP Governor Under Fire For 'Knowingly Jeopardizing' Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Ten high-profile civil rights leaders are pressuring Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) to intervene in the sorry state of school funding in Philadelph...

Working as an Education Activist Outside of the Classroom: My Foray Into the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Hillary Linardopoulos

For the past nine years, I've spent 10 months of every year at my second home: Julia de Burgos Elementary School in the West Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Some days were exhilarating. Some were exhausting. All of them were meaningful.

Joy Resmovits

Eliot Spitzer Wants To Audit Standardized Testing

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Two weeks before the New York City primary, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) plans to wade into the complicated world of education p...

Joy Resmovits

The New Curriculum Wars?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

As politicians bicker over the controversial Common Core education standards, some states are already well into the process of teaching them, accordin...

Texas Lawmakers Restore Funding For Schools

Reuters | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, May 26 (Reuters) - Texas lawmakers on Sunday gave final approval to a two-year budget that restores...

A Future Stuck in the Pipeline

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.04.2013 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

The time has come to declare an end to this entire era -- of militarized racism, violent solutions to everything. Ending violence in our communities is a realistic focal point and immediately draws our attention to our bedeviled, militarized public education system.

John Celock

'You Are Robbing Timmy To Pay Johnny'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics

A Republican state senator in North Dakota wants to direct funds to provide milk for low-income students, but Democrats say that he may end up hurting...

School Turnaround Americorps Program Will Cost $15M, Target Poor Performance Says Arne Duncan

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- High school dropouts are costing some $1.8 billion in lost tax revenue every year, education advocates said in a report released Monday....

Shame on California Districts Seeking to Perpetuate Funding Advantages

John Affeldt | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
John Affeldt

Kudos to Jerry Brown for proposing to end the inequities in California school funding -- and shame on the districts that seek to fossilize the advantages they have enjoyed for decades now.

Joy Resmovits

Poor, Minority Kids 'Irredeemably Blighted' By Unfair School System: Federal Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

Advocates have shouted about inequalities in the U.S. education system for decades, with issues ranging from the availability of good teachers to the ...

No Budget for the Holocaust

Tyler Moss | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Tyler Moss

My favorite class from high school is being cut. I'm devastated -- this was one of the only classes in high school that actually asked me to engage with it beyond the basic book report or Powerpoint presentation. Thus I wrote the following letter.

Ed Today: Scott Walker Wants Merit Pay, Arizona School Funding Screwup

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.31.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Scott Walker-Style Merit Pay? Speaking at a Friday convention, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said he wants the state to begin a program that would pay partially teachers in accordance with their ratings, reports the Badger Herald. "One of the things we're looking to do going forward is to put additional resources into public education over the next two years in this budget in a variety of different ways is in part ... put money behind performance," Walker said. "How can we provide an incentive bonus?" 

More Than Money: Education Must Be a Priority

Alyssa Granacki | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Alyssa Granacki

Policy makers have yet to offer schools concrete solutions of how to run more efficiently on lower funds. Without new solutions, the budget cuts have debilitated our schools and left them unprepared for an influx of new students.

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...

Legislative Action In Education Threatened By Polarized State Governments

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Andrew Ujifusa | Posted 03.09.2013 | Education

State lawmakers will attempt to tackle a range of issues in legislative sessions getting under way this month, from making common academic standards a...

State Senator Proposes Lawmaker Pay Cut To Fund Schools

Posted 12.26.2012 | Education

One Nevada Republican wants his fellow lawmakers to give up part of their pay in the name of public education. Freshman state Sen. Mark Hutchison t...

Controversial LA Schools Grant Approval Measure Passes After Fierce Debate

| Hillel Aron | Posted 02.12.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of LA School Report. A controversial proposal written by Richard Vladovic to give the school board the authority to...