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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...

Will A New Conversation About Funding Pre-K Take Hold In Mississippi?

| Liz Willen | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. A new conversation about pre-k is emerging in Mississippi as citizens e...

Report: Federal Loophole Allows Schools To Spend More On White Students Than Minorities

Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

Schools that enroll 90 percent or more non-white students spend $733 less per pupil per year than schools that enroll 90 percent or more white student...

Saki Knafo

SMART START? Will Preschool Budget Cuts Damage A Generation

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.29.2012 | Education

Three days before the end of pre-school, Ms. Sabrena and the children sit around the table playing Bingo on boards the size of placemats. Nawal on...

Target Makes Education Fundraising A Click Away

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.09.2012 | Black Voices

There is definitely more to love about Target beyond their amazing designer collaborations. Case in point, the mega store has announced a new initiati...

Back-To-School Already?

Posted 07.09.2012 | Denver

A key part of innovation is being first and Manual High School students are leading the pack -- they rose Monday morning to begin Denver Public School...

High School Puts Itself Up For Sale On eBay

AP | Posted 07.03.2012 | Education

LANGHORNE, Pa. -- Forget magazine drives and candy sales. A cash-strapped high school near Philadelphia hopes to raise money by auctioning itself on e...

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...

National Report: School Funding Practices Largely Unfair Across States

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

A Tennessee student receives less than 40 percent of the funding received by a similar student in Wyoming, according to a new report that assesses the...

Amid Massive Budget Cuts, Teachers Opt To Work For Free

Posted 06.14.2012 | Education

A group of teachers at Benefield Elementary School in Lawrenceville, Ga. are offering free reading classes to students this summer. Led by teacher ...

Anger, Frustration Envelop Philadelphia Schools

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA -- The school system's chief recovery officer was trying to explain how broke the district is, but no one could hear him. "Save our scho...