Last week San Antonio welcomed two distinguished speakers I had the privilege to hear.
Written by Laurie Posner on Sep 11 2015 - 2:49pm
The latest research by the Southern Education Foundation in Atlanta finds that low-income children are "now a majority of the schoolchildren attending the nation’s public schools." Children living in poverty are more likely to attend high-poverty schools--the research finds--schools less likely to have the resources to serve all students well.
Written by Laurie Posner on Sep 11 2015 - 2:27pm
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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 8 2015 - 6:48pm
Catch up and get ahead with the Edge for the week of Sept. 7 Texas school funding system punishes poor districts
Written by Laurie Posner on Sep 1 2015 - 1:13pm
In the spring of 2011, Texas lawmakers cut $5.4 billion for public education. That summer, 12,000 teachers in Texas got pink slips. That fall, children went to school in more crowded classrooms. Qualified college students lost scholarship funds.
Written by Laurie Posner on Aug 31 2015 - 3:41pm
Updated links, video, audio: The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments Sept. 1, 2015 in the largest school finance case in the state’s history, Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition vs. Williams. You can replay the oral arguments at this link: http://texassupremecourt.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/c847ddd9799840ff8715350ba287d6cd1
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 26 2015 - 10:22pm
Catch up and get ahead with the Edge for the week of August 24. Congressmen call for end to family detention and private prisons
Written by Laurie Posner on Aug 22 2015 - 8:14pm
La educación pública de los estudiantes indocumentados está garantizada, dice Intercultural Development Research Association. Bajo la ley federal, agencias educativas tanto estatales como locales están obligadas a proporcionar a todo niño la igualdad de acceso a la educación pública a nivel de primaria y secundaria.
Written by Laurie Posner on Aug 22 2015 - 8:05pm
Public schools must serve all children including undocumented students. Under federal law, state and local educational agencies are required to provide all children with equal access to public education at the elementary and secondary level.