Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sun, 11/27/2011 - 10:25am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is trying to balance parental donations with the need for equal education opportunities for all.If a well-heeled neighborhood of Los Angeles wanted better police protection, would it be OK for the residents to donate money to their local police station so it could assign an extra patrol car to their streets?
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 5:36pm
Parents, teachers and students sitting in on a packed meeting of the San Diego Unified School District got a "big picture" look at the financial crisis facing the state's second largest school district.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 5:19pm
On Wednesday, President Obama introduced two changes to the federal student loan program that could affect several million borrowers. The broad outlines of his plans to encourage loan consolidation and assist people who are struggling financially are reasonably clear.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 1:25pm
The Beaverton School District's request for more money with Measure 34-193 presents voters with an interesting choice: Do we continue to support K-12 education with funds currently available and learn to live within our means? Or, do we approve an expensive levy?
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 1:04pm
The new statewide school district for Michigan's worst K-12 schools is being funded by $2 million in private dollars pledged this year, making it the only district in the nation supported primarily by donations, experts said Tuesday.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Sun, 10/16/2011 - 6:37pm
All but 13 of Wisconsin’s 424 public school districts are getting less state aid than a year ago. The Department of Public Education released the final numbers Friday, which show schools will see an average drop in state aid of about 10-percent.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 7:18pm
A Twin Cities neighborhood action group is blaming big banks for costing Minneapolis schools millions in state funding. The group, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change(NOC), linked home foreclosures to per-pupil funding.