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Homelessness, Hunger, The Immiseration Of The Unemployed, Decimated Head Start Programs And Public Schools: All Brought To You, Courtesy Of The Sequester

Kathleen Geier | Washington Monthly | July 14, 2013

The federal budget sequester — that Rosemary’s baby that resulted from the unholy alliance between political elites’ bipartisan fetish on the one hand, and their austerity mania on the other — continues to wreak havoc in the lives of millions of Americans. Like a particularly nasty and tenacious social disease, it is the gift that keeps on giving. Read More »

Ohio schools seek funding under new $250 million state grant program for open source solutions

Bruce Geiselman | The Plain Dealer | October 29, 2013

The Lakewood, Fairview Park and Olmsted Falls school districts are applying for some of the $250 million available statewide over the next two years through the Straight A Fund. Read More »

Open Education: There Isn't an App for That

Open source software has saved my district-Penn Manor School District in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania-more than a million dollars on its technology budget. But more importantly, making a deliberate and concerted effort to infuse open principles and practices into our learning environments has cultivated a vibrant and inclusive learning community that cuts across the school. And as a result, student success has exceeded our expectations. But how do schools put open ideas into practice to foster future innovators and leaders? It's not as simple as installing Linux on 4,000 student laptops, holding hands, and singing the alma mater in the high school cafeteria.

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The Crazy World Of Public Schools

Heather Wilhelm | Real Clear Politics | August 14, 2014


...So, given that it’s mid-August, let’s discuss another sprawling government program, due to pull in waves of children across the country over the next few weeks. I’m talking about you, public schools. You might be the craziest government program of all...

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The Majority Of Public School Students In The South And West Are Poor.

Daniel Luzer | Washington Monthly | October 21, 2013

For the first time since the 1960s and the desegregation of public schools the majority of children in public schools in the South and the West are poor. That’s according to a new study released by the Southern Education Foundation (SEF), which also indicated that such trends are likely to spread across the whole country if trends continue.

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