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Texas School Funding Lawsuit

11 States Under Fire For Alleged School Funding Failures

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. Any week now, the Kansas Supreme Court will rule on a lawsuit fil...

Michelle Rhee Meets Jon Stewart; Texas School Funding Unconstitutional: Ed Today

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Rhee The Radical? Former Washington, D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee continues the book tour for her memoir, "Radical," stopping last night at the Daily Show. She talked to host Jon Stewart about standardized testing, school accountability, and poverty. Stewart's mother was a teacher, so it's always interesting to see him interview education figures. For now, watch the interview here. More on that soon. And stay tuned -- Rhee is slated to appear on HuffPost Live at 1:30 p.m., so set your, er, Google calendars to remind you!

Ed Today: Teacher Overproduction, D.C. Mulling New Truancy Punishments

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Teacher Pipeline Problem? Stephen Sawchuk looks at the data so you don't have to, and finds that many states are producing more elementary school teachers than they'll need in the future. It's a supply and demand problem. "There is not a tight link the way there is in other countries, where there is a management of access to particular majors in higher education, tied to perceived needs of teachers, and also a national system for getting teachers who have graduated to the hard-to-staff places," one economist told him.

Expert: $8 Billion Needed For Texas Students To Meet New Academic Standards, Says School Finance Expert

Posted 10.31.2012 | Education

Texas will need to spend an additional $8 billion annually in order for its students to meet the state's new college and career-readiness standards, s...