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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...

Mississippi School Funding Shortfalls Could Trigger Even Lower Target

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo | Bobby Harrison | Posted 01.05.2013 | Education

JACKSON --The state spending less money on local school districts in recent years could result in a reduction in how much it is legally obligated to p...

Detroit Financial Manager Threatens To Leave If School Funding Proposal Fails

Detroit News / Detroit Free Press | LORI HIGGINS | Posted 01.01.2013 | Education

Roy Roberts, the emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools, says he may leave the job if voters reject Proposal 1, the statewide ballot p...

Outside Cash Floods New Orleans School Board Race

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Lesli A. Maxwell | Posted 12.31.2012 | Education

In New Orleans, where 80 percent of students attend charter schools that are not overseen by an elected board, the race for a local school board seat ...

Long Island Rallies Call For More State School Aid

Newsday | Mitchell Freedman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Education

About 200 people, most wearing red in a show of solidarity, rallied outside the Pulaski Street School in Riverhead on Thursday evening to protest the ...

Audit: Feds Failed To Properly Monitor States' Charter Grant Spending

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- An audit of the U.S. Department of Education's division overseeing hundreds of millions of dollars in charter school funding has critic...

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.

Prop 30 And 38 Broken Down, In Pictures And Charts

Posted 12.23.2012 | Education

When Californians hit the voting booths Nov. 6, they will be choosing between two initiatives that will drastically affect how the state's struggling ...

Texas School Finance Case To Focus On Demographics Shift

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education

AUSTIN, Texas — A boom in Texas' Hispanic population, coupled with starkly higher poverty rates for minorities statewide, could so hurt future h...

600 Texas School Districts Sue State For 'Unconstitutional' Funding

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.22.2012 | Education

AUSTIN, Texas — Attorneys representing around 600 school districts argued Monday that Texas' school financing system is so "hopelessly broken" t...

State Of School Funding In Washington Like 'A Wartime Setting'

stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 10.19.2012 | 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 ...

Obama: Romney Education Plan 'Not A Recipe For Growth'

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. In the first presidential debate Wednesday night, President Obama and R...

In Debate, Obama Says Romney Would Cut School Funding

AP | Posted 10.04.2012 | Education

DENVER -- President Barack Obama says Republican rival Mitt Romney favors cutting a fifth of the Education Department's budget while Romney is counter...

October 3rd Counts

Ed Schmidt | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education
Ed Schmidt

Woody Allen famously said, "Eighty percent of success is showing up." For school districts across the state of Michigan, this Wednesday proves the wisdom of that statement.

Joy Resmovits

Chasm In The Classroom: Poorest Cities Back To School Amid Massive Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.05.2012 | Education

READING, Pa. -- The day before school starts, 8-year-old Tianna wakes up worried. She's worried about the cafeteria food that she receives for free, b...

Nevada Asks Battered Universities To Solve Its Economic Crisis

| Jon Marcus | Posted 09.21.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. LAS VEGAS — Just off the graveyard shift, Aaron Starks refuels with coffee in the early-...

Who Is Sabotaging Our Schools?

Larry Strauss | Posted 11.21.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

I remember when I thought that students were the great impediment to learning. But I don't believe that anymore. I've seen too many students overcome all those things.

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...