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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...

7 Districts Split $25 Million In Gates Education Grants For Charter Schools

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 12.06.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA -- Seven school districts committed to working with charter schools to improve student achievement will split about $25 million in grants...

Ruling Expected On Constitutionality Of Nation's Largest Voucher Program

Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

A Louisiana district court judge is expected to rule this week on the constitutionality of the state's controversial school voucher program. Baton ...

Duncan: Onion Piece On Stripping Was 'Secret Plan B If We Lost The Election'

Posted 01.21.2013 | Education

The Onion is out today with some breaking news: "Secretary of Education forced to take up stripping to put nation through school." Wouldn't that be...

Financial, Educational Insolvency Looms For New York Schools

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

More than half of New York's superintendents say they won't be able to keep up with student instruction mandates, and 41 percent say it'll only be two...

Enrollment In Indiana Voucher Program Skyrockets In 2nd Year

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

Enrollment in Indiana's school voucher program has more than doubled in the program's second year, the state Department of Education announced Tuesday...

It's Broken (Not Broke); Fix It

Larry Strauss | Posted 01.16.2013 | Education
Larry Strauss

The people who run failing schools act as if they have a data problem -- not an education problem -- and it is the data problem they set out to repair. The system has disregarded -- or forgotten -- its purpose.

Parents Ask School Board: 'Please Tax Me'

Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

Parents in Beaverton, Ore. are asking the school board to tax them more. One year after Beaverton voters rejected a local option levy that would ha...

Pittsburgh Public Schools To Vote On Resolution Opposing Sequestration

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Eleanor Chute | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board is preparing to vote on a resolution opposing sequestration, which Superintendent Linda Lane said would have a "pr...

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...

How Americans Voted On Key State Funding Measures For Schools

Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

Tuesday was a big day for voters, and not just in the general election. With one eye on the country's next president, voters in several states wer...

San Francisco Students Playing Hooky For Giants Parade Cost Schools Nearly $160,000

Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

San Francisco schools are paying a hefty price for last week's Giants World Series parade. Among the tens of thousands who showed up to honor the W...