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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.

UCLA Misused $23 Million In Student Fees: Audit

| Erica Perez | Posted 10.01.2011 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Erica Perez A state audit released last week says UCLA wrongfully designated $23 milli...

Memphis Deal May End Indefinite Summer For Students

AP | Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis officials have reached a deal that could allow the city's schools to open on time. The school board had said it was delayin...

AJ Barbosa

Stop Fighting And Start Teaching

HuffingtonPost.com | AJ Barbosa | Posted 08.20.2011 | Education

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at Patch.com. When the Hesby Oaks School reopened its doors in 2006 after being closed f...

WATCH: Parents, Students Create PSA Against School Budget Cuts

Posted 08.09.2011 | Education

When budget cuts threatened the arts, science, math and technology programs at Melrose Elementary School, its students' parents decided to take action...

To Make Ends Meet, Schools Resort To Renting Out Classrooms

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In a dry spell, schools usually use events, bake sales, and sponsorships to make ends meet. In Palm Springs, however, they also rent out their classro...

Kansas Parents Sue To Be Allowed To Pay More School Taxes

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

MISSION, Kan. — Parents in a suburban Kansas City school district where some homes cost $1 million or more have done as much as they can to rais...

Happy Valentine's Day -- Take This Job and Shove It

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

It's Valentines Day and it appears we need some serious national instruction on wooing.

Think Education Will Be Improving in the U.S.?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stanton Peele

America's entire future depends on educational advances and, particularly, the fate of our inner cities.

Expand a Proven Finance Solution for All Charter Schools

Ricardo Mireles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ricardo Mireles

Less than 10 percent of charter schools reportedly qualify for bank loans sufficient to solve their cash flow needs. In short, we are on our own.

Get The Federal Government Out Of Education? That Wasn't The Founding Fathers' Vision

Jack Jennings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

Increasingly conservatives are raising the question: What -- if any -- should be the federal role in education?

Students 'Left Behind' When Teachers Focus On Test Prep, Not Teaching

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michele Somerville

Never have I perused the ELA tests and not found objective errors (grammar, mechanics and typos). Many classroom teachers agree that the ELA tests are often too ambiguously worded

Georgia Schools Make Do With Diminishing Budgets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When Ruth O'Dell took over as Franklin County School District superintendent three years ago, she knew she'd be dealing with an ever-decreasing budget...

Normalizing Inadequacy

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

If we're truly interested in doing what's right for children, then we can no longer afford to ignore the crucial connections between student achievement and broader social policy.

Redefining the Federal Role in Public Education

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rep. Mike Honda

We need to continue to redefine the federal role in public education. The implications to our democracy, our civil rights, and our role as a world leader, require it.

Rally for Sanity in Education?

Carolyn Foote | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Carolyn Foote

Ultimately when we don't have reasonable dialogue, we do a disservice to our nation's children, because in the end failed understandings lead to failing solutions.