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September 02, 2014

Teachers Continue Relying on Charity to Solve Classroom Resource Woes

Another year, another example of teachers spending hundreds of their own dollars on classroom supplies.

August 25, 2014

New York City Braces for Major Prekindergarten Expansion

A lot is riding on the successful rollout of universal pre-K in New York City, which was a major campaign promise of Mayor Bill de Blasio.

August 01, 2014

Newark Charter Fund Gives Grant to Help Improve Special Education Capacity

The Newark Charter School Fund, which has partnered with an organization launched by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has given $259,000 to a new organization created to help charter schools diversify their student body.

July 15, 2014

Report Urges High-Quality Teaching and Sustainable Funding for Early Education

The New America Foundation offers eight recommendations to teachers, districts, states, and federal officials that the organization believes will strengthen early-learning programs.

July 14, 2014

Arne Duncan Says Philadelphia District 'Starved for Resources'

The U.S. Secretary of Education also said that Pennsylvania's current level of commitment to funding public schools in Philadelphia is "unacceptable."

July 03, 2014

Rural Districts Have 'Extreme' Differences in Needs, Spending

A newspaper's examination of spending among six rural districts in Minnesota and North Dakota showed that transportation costs, among other budget items, varied widely.

June 27, 2014

Funding Formulas for Special Education Benefit Some Districts, Penalize Others

An outdated formula for allocating federal money is leading to what may be unintended funding disparities, according to a recent policy brief from the New America Foundation.

June 16, 2014

Governors Offer Guidelines on Federal-State Early Education Partnerships

The National Governors Association is looking to influence Congress and the White House as lawmakers debate federal funding for early-childhood education.

June 12, 2014

New Political Star Dave Brat Ponders Rock-Bottom Classroom Funding

The professor who beat Rep. Eric Cantor in a primary would not be likely to increase education funding if he makes it to Congress.

June 11, 2014

Detroit Misses Head Start Application Deadline, Will Continue Pre-K Expansion

The district will expand slots using other funding sources, but community members are angry at the loss of Head Start funds for 2014-15.

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