EdNext Readers Poll: Funding for Online Learning

When students decide to take a course online, should all the state funding for the course go to the organization that offers the course, or should some funding also go to local school districts to help defray other school costs?

What We’re Watching: Teacher of the Year Gets Laid Off

Sacramento’s teacher of the year just lost her job as result of budget cuts in a district that mandates layoffs according to seniority, not performance.

By Education Next    School Spending, Teachers and Teaching, Video  

Fight Club

Are advocacy organizations changing the politics of education?

Are advocacy organizations changing the politics of education?

Spring Break Is Here: Can I get my unemployement insurance check?

Did you know that school bus drivers and cafeteria workers file unemployment claims whenever schools take a vacation break?

By Paul Peterson    Blog, School Spending  

Stretching the School-District Dollar

Rather than hope for revenue increases that are unlikely to materialize, smart leaders can turn the present budget crisis into an opportunity. Rethinking whom we hire, what they do, how we pay them, and how to incorporate technology—that’s where the big payoff is

Misplaced Optimism and Weighted Funding

Liberals and conservatives alike have made “weighted student funding” a core idea of their reform prescriptions. Both groups see such weighted funding as providing more dollars to the specific schools they tend to focus upon, and both see it as inspiring improved achievement through newfound political pressures. Unfortunately, both groups are very likely wrong.

Let the Dollars Follow the Child

How the federal government can achieve equity

How the federal government can achieve equity

Fixing Teacher Pensions

Is it enough to adjust existing plans?

Is it enough to adjust existing plans?

The New Worst Way to Deal with Budget Problems

Of all of the options, reducing the length of the school year must be the absolute worst – at least from the perspective of students. But California, always proud of being a leader, has written into law that this is the preferred option if districts face budgetary shortfalls.

Why the GOP Budget Plan Might Be Good for Education

Before you reflexively deride this week’s GOP budget proposal consider this: it just might pave the way for greater investments in our schools.

School Funding: Do We Have to be as Poor as Our Neighbor?

In a provocative new school funding case, a federal court judge in Kansas City ruled against parents from the suburban Shawnee Mission school district who had wanted to increase property taxes above the state mandated limit. This is a local control debate that is sure to heat up as we stumble through the current financial crisis.

Does Whole-School Performance Pay Improve Student Learning?

Evidence from the New York City schools

Evidence from the New York City schools

By Sarena Goodman and Lesley Turner    Journal, On Top of the News, Research, School Spending  

Toothless Reform?

If the feds get tough, Race to the Top might work

If the feds get tough, Race to the Top might work

Fueling the Engine

Smarter, better ways to fund education innovators

Smarter, better ways to fund education innovators

Straddling the Democratic Divide

Will reforms follow Obama's spending on education?

Will reforms follow Obama’s spending on education?

No Recession for Schools

The Winter 2010 issue of Education Next is just  hitting newsstands (and subscribers’ mailboxes).  Paul Peterson visits the sunny side of recessions in “A Recession for Schools: Not as bad as it sounds,” his “Letter from the Editors” for the new issue. “Recessions cause lots of harm, but they also eliminate bloat, fat, even fraud,” […]

A Recession for Schools

Not as bad as it sounds

Not as bad as it sounds

Lost Opportunities

Lawmakers threaten D.C. scholarships despite evidence of benefits

Lawmakers threaten D.C. scholarships despite evidence of benefits

Teacher Retirement Benefits

Even in economically tough times, costs are higher than ever.

Even in economically tough times, costs are higher than ever.

Poor Schools or Poor Kids?

To some, fixing education means taking on poverty and health care

To some, fixing education means taking on poverty and health care

Many Schools Are Still Inadequate, Now What?

Is court involvement in school spending essential to reform, or can we use education funding to drive reforms that promise better outcomes for students?

Fraud in the Lunchroom?

Federal school-lunch program may not be a reliable measure of poverty

Federal school-lunch program may not be a reliable measure of poverty

Accountability Overboard

Massachusetts poised to toss out the nation's most successful reforms

Massachusetts poised to toss out the nation’s most successful reforms

“The Cartel” in New Jersey

New Jersey is #1 in spending per public school student. Where does the money go, and why so much? The answers may be found in some of the bizarre and dismaying facts and stories recounted in a new education documentary entitled “The Cartel”.

Golden Handcuffs

Teachers who change jobs or move pay a high price

Teachers who change jobs or move pay a high price

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