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May 17, 2015

Preschool, Adult Ed, Counselors: All the Pieces Matter

I was picketing because the board, in issuing those reduction in force notices (RIF), is cutting vital personnel, and program pieces who serve the neediest students in our district. Sharing the streets with me that day were preschool students and their parents, high school students, and continuing education adult students. Several of them spoke and their stories reminded me of why it was important that we save those 609 positions. Why all the pieces in LAUSD matter.

January 29, 2015

Boston School Board Gives Final OK to Lengthen Day at Elementary and Middle Schools

Two weeks after Boston teachers approved a plan to lengthen the school day by 40 minutes in elementary and middle schools, the city school board also gave its approval for the agreement that affects some 23,000 students at about 60 schools.

January 29, 2015

Longer School Days Coming for Boston Elementary, Middle School Students

City and school leaders hope the extra time will boost student academic performance, especially in the city's lowest-performing schools.

June 13, 2014

Washington State's High Court Threatens Sanctions Over K-12 Finance Overhaul

Washington state's Supreme Court court has warned lawmakers that they could be held in contempt over K-12 funding, with a variety of possible sanctions.

April 16, 2012

'Tis the Season to Weigh In on School Budgets

As many school districts begin to finalize their budgets this spring, it is the perfect time for parents to get involved in the budget process, says one blogger.

April 13, 2010

Districts Considering Shorter School Year

Budget cuts are leading school districts to consider shorter years and shorter school weeks.

April 08, 2010

School District Funding Woes Increase

As funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dries up and state and local budgets take a free-fall, school districts are feeling the economic pressure even more.

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