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Posted July 25, 2019

Borders Shouldn’t Keep Refugee Children Out of America, Nor Should They Keep Black and Brown Children Out of Good Schools

A growing number of people are outraged by our current immigration debacle involving refugees on the southern border of the United States: children in concentration…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted May 1, 2019

Without Family Support, I Wouldn’t Be on Track to Become the First in My Family to Graduate College

Unfortunately, school districts that primarily serve non-White students receive less funding than school districts that primarily serve White students. A report by EdBuild found that…

By Matthew Taylor

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Posted Apr. 19, 2019

Wealthy, White People Are Still in the Business of School Segregation

What’s causing school segregation? Some people say charter schools—I say it’s White people.   Before y’all get upset, I’m not saying it’s all White people—just…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Mar. 16, 2017

Coffee Break: Richard Kahlenberg on Knocking Down School District Walls That Separate Kids by Race and Class

Richard Kahlenberg is perhaps the nation’s leading proponent of the idea that for kids to succeed, schools must be places where families of all economic…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 6, 2017

Local Property Taxes Will Never Be an Equitable Way to Fund Public Schools, But Here’s Something We Could Change Now That Would Help

A new report from EdBuild, Building Equity: Fairness in Property Tax Effort for Education, analyzes the way public schools are funded via property taxes and how…

By Joshua I. Stewart

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Posted July 26, 2016

Here’s How Wealthy School Districts Keep the Poor Kids Out

Earlier this month, EdBuild released an interactive map displaying how many kids in each school district in America live below the poverty line and highlighting…

By Zahava Stadler

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Posted Feb. 9, 2016

Here’s How California’s Poor Are Subsidizing the Rich

People often say, “How much money we spend on education doesn’t matter; it’s how we’re spending it that’s important.” But I’ve come to realize that…

By Rebecca Sibilia

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Posted Jan. 25, 2016

EdBuild: Our Focus is Funding

Matt Barnum at The Seventy Four highlights the arrival of a new organization to the Education scene focused entirely on school funding, more specifically, state funding. EdBuild doesn't find itself on either "side" of the education war; it simply wants smarter and better funding for schools. EdBuild’s mission is seemingly simple: “to bring more common sense and fairness to the way we fund schools.” Sibilia says that objective has already…

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Posted Sep. 30, 2015

Bankruptcy Just Might Be the Thing That Keeps Us From Shortchanging Our Kids

While the prospect of any school district declaring bankruptcy is not a cause to celebrate, the fact is that any district that finds itself in…

By Rebecca Sibilia

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Posted Aug. 6, 2015

No Dollar Left Behind: How States Can Fix School Funding to Help Kids

When a school or district wants to try something new, it needs to find the money to do so. But many state education finance systems…

By Zahava Stadler

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Posted Mar. 27, 2020

Here’s How the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Will Affect Education

Late this morning the U.S. Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act. The total tab is $2 trillion…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Mar. 25, 2020

Real Talk From Parents Homeschooling Children With Disabilities

Parents of children with disabilities are already some of the strongest, fiercest and most exhausted parent advocates for quality schools during regular times. So sure,…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Mar. 24, 2020

COVID-19 Shows Why We Need Public Schools Now More Than Ever

“Mr. Kelly, what happens next?” As a teacher, I have heard some version of that question countless times in different circumstances over the years. However,…

By Patrick Kelly

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