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Posted Aug. 12, 2021

EXPLAINED: What Is Title I and How Is It Used to Fund Our Schools?

When national politicians and lobbyists argue we should spend more money on K-12 education, they’re almost always talking about increasing allocations for a federal funding…

By Laura Waters

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Posted May 18, 2016

This Little Provision of ESSA Could Make a Big Difference for Low-Income Kids

A little-noticed provision in the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) allows states to set aside funding to help schools create new programs for underserved…

By Michael Magee

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Posted Jan. 5, 2016

4 Key Education Concerns Every Presidential Candidate Needs to Consider

By current count, there are no fewer than a dozen Republicans and three Democrats currently seeking their parties’ respective nominations for president of the United…

By Patrick Riccards

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Posted Sep. 29, 2015

Obama Has Done Something No Other President Has Ever Done by Investing in Replication and Expansion of High Performing CMOs

On the heels of Secretary Duncan's annual announcement of federal charter school grants, Charles Barone and Marianne Lombardo of Democrats for Education Reform highlight the beneficial impact of President Obama's federal Charter School Program grants and how they distinguish him as a president who has focused on high performance, especially for low income children of color, in unprecedented ways.   Today, Secretary of Education Arne…

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Posted Jan. 21, 2022

As #MeTooK12 Turns 4, Students Can’t Wait for Adults to Make Change

This January marks the fourth anniversary of #MeTooK12, a campaign spotlighting the widespread sexual harassment and assault millions of students experience each day. Although statistics…

By Esther Warkov

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Posted Jan. 18, 2022

Lawmakers Pay Teachers Lip Service, But from Subs to Curriculum, They Don’t Respect Us

The other day, my wife and I watched the first episode of the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.  In this episode, there’s a hilarious scene where…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

School boards (in some states “school committees”) sit at the intersection of civic engagement, local politics, and community service. The school board is a team…

By Brianna Crowley

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