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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.

Making A Deal For Education Funds: Tax Change Could Bring In Billions

| Kathryn Baron | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, TopEd.org. A group of billionaires, old...

Parents to Senate Education Committee: You Need our Input on ESEA!

Julie Woestehoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Julie Woestehoff

Parents Across America (PAA) has sent a letter to the members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee after noting that panelist...

Voters To Decide Whether To Raise Taxes For $3 Billion In Education

AP | IVAN MORENO and KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 12.30.2011 | Education

DENVER — The nation's only statewide tax vote on the November ballot asks Colorado voters whether they want to temporarily raise taxes to genera...

California Has One Of Nation's Widest Gaps In Hispanic-White Reading Proficiency

| Sarah Garland | Posted 12.26.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. This is the second of a three-part series. Read the first piece, English-Learning Students ...

Allocating Resources to Improve Student Learning

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

As the test of time has proven, education alone cannot address entrenched social problems

Texas Schools Sue State Over Billions In Funding

AP | By APRIL CASTRO and PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 12.11.2011 | Education

AUSTIN, Texas -- A coalition of more than 150 Texas school districts said Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit against the state over a school funding syste...

Audit Exposes School Principal Who Faked Attendance Records

Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

The principal of a St. Louis, Mo. school inflated attendance records for three years to meet federal requirements and attain more funding, a state aud...

Lawmakers Find Extra Money For Private Schools As Public Schools See Cuts

| Bill Lueders | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. This is the first of a three-part series by Bill Lueders exam...

Joy Resmovits

Back To School In Texas: Scrutiny Of Rick Perry's Education Record Shows Mixed Results

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's k-12 education record has become the Obama administration's newest piñata -- but the administration's attacks mostly paint Pe...

Creating the High Schools of the Future

Gaston Caperton | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education
Gaston Caperton

One of the problems with education reform is that US high schools operate under ambiguous orders.