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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...

Pa. Schools Seek Edge Over Cyber Schools

Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

Citing better standardized test scores and diplomas from known schools, traditional Pennsylvania public school officials are attempting to win back st...

Louisiana's Bold Bid To Privatize Public Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon June 1 (Reuters) - Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with ...

Business Leaders: Greater Preschool Access Crucial To State Future

AP | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. -- Inadequate preschooling is causing Michigan students to fall behind early, making it harder to develop the talented workforc...

Cash-Poor Schools Poach Students From Rivals To Boost Rosters, Funding

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon March 8 (Reuters) - As American public school administrators look to bring in more money by recruiting students ov...

Friendly Advice for the Chester Upland School District

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

I know that the CUSD is blessed with competent teachers and leaders, but it doesn't hurt to listen to the advice of someone on the outside looking in.

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...

A Civil Right to a Good Education

Jack Jennings | Posted 03.31.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

We should make equal educational opportunity a federal civil right for all students. This should include the right to a challenging curriculum, well-trained and effective teachers, and the funding to provide these essentials.

Money Must Follow the Student in Brown's School Funding Reform

John Affeldt | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education
John Affeldt

No matter what you think of its merits, you have to admire Governor Jerry Brown's new finance reform proposal for its sheer boldness.

Other People's Children

Sam Chaltain | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

We continue to tolerate a system in which your zip code determines your access to the American Dream, and in which communities refuse to fund their schools because "their" children no longer go there.

Lobato Case: Colo. Attorney General Appeals Judge's Funding Decision

Posted 01.24.2012 | Denver

On Monday, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers filed an appeal of Denver District Judge Sheila Rappaport's landmark ruling on school funding in the...

States Backtracked On Reform Commitments, Face Threats To Federal Funds

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.10.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- Several states that won a slice of the U.S. Department of Education's $4.3 billion Race to the Top competition have had to delay plans to imp...

Does More Money Mean Better Education?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

Amid major slashes to public funding, political leaders have cited assertions that money doesn't affect student learning to sometimes justify cutting ...

Joy Resmovits

New GOP Education Bills Unlikely To Go Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

Just in time for the law's 10th anniversary this past Sunday, House Republicans led by Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) have released draft legislation for r...

State Budget Cuts Slam Higher Education, Almost Spare K-12

| Kathryn Baron and John Fensterwald | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, TopEd.org. Midyear budget cuts hit Cali...

Have We Gotten It Wrong on School Reform?

Jack Jennings | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

We are unique in pursuing so much testing, punitive measures against schools and teachers, and the creation of so many independent charter schools. At the same time, we are ignoring financial inequality among schools and school districts.