School Board Leaders Urge Congress to Protect Education Funding

More than 700 school board and state school boards association leaders are meeting with members of Congress on Tuesday.

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Parents, Teachers Fight To Keep Brevard County (Fla.) Schools Open

Parents and teachers who are fighting to keep their neighborhood schools open in Brevard County will make one last stand on Tuesday.

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N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Proposes $137B State Budget; Increases School Aid

Cuomo's budget proposal to the Legislature provides 4.4 percent more aid to schools and would fund his proposal to improve instruction, including longer school days and school years.

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Some N.J. Schools Face Possible Loss of More State Funding

Paterson’s schools would be entitled to $29 million less in state aid under funding changes proposed by the Christie administration, according to a report by the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services (OLS).

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Fla. Parents Voice Concern Over Charter Schools' Finances

Pembroke Pines charter school parents showed up in full force Monday night to voice their concerns about the financial instability of the city-run charter system.

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Baltimore Teachers Get Bonuses In Some Schools with Lower Suspension Rates

The Baltimore school system is paying bonuses to teachers and administrators at struggling schools that reduce suspensions, drawing criticism from union leaders who say the program could provide a financial incentive to ignore problems and jeopardize school safety.

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Schools Need Strategic Spending, Smart Accountability

The education dynamic setting up in this year’s Legislature goes like this: School superintendents and teacher groups are pressing legislators to restore school funding that was cut in the 2011 session while also pushing for a new way of measuring and testing students and their schools.

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Report: After 60 Years, No Achievement Gains Despite Increased Staff

States Benefit from Assessment Collaboration

Penn. Should Call Time-Out On Cyber Charters

Across Pennsylvania, school districts face unprecedented financial and structural challenges, leading many to drain reserves, furlough staff, and end proven, research-based programs. Yet one sector of public education is burgeoning, due in part to a lack of sufficient regulation by the state and a funding system that creates incentives for rapid growth.

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