May 4 2010
The Big Disconnect: Spending Policies, School Priorities, and Student Achievement (EVENT)
On May 4th, Marguerite Roza, author of Educational Economics: Where Do School Funds Go?, joined a panel of experts to discuss and debate the twisted trail of school-level funding.
Apr 5 2010
School Spending Is Poorly Tracked, at Odds with Policy Goals
Washington, DC - From the Urban Institute:
Mar 22 2010
Stimulus money helped save teachers' jobs
Seattle, WA - Total education jobs are in an unprecedented decline, according to a new analysis by the Center on Reinventing Public Education in Seattle. However, the study demonstrates that Federal stimulus dollars appear to have played a significant role in saving teachers' jobs.
Mar 22 2010
Paul Hill on Connecticut Public Radio's "Where We Live: Urban School Reform"
Paul Hill, director of the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education, joins host John Dankosky and other guests to discuss education reform at the federal and local level, on Connecticut Public Radio's "Where We Live: Urban School Reform."
Feb 24 2010
Robin Lake's testimony on the All Students Achieving through Reform Act of 2009
Robin Lake testified before the Committee on Education and Labor at a hearing about H.R. 4330, the All Students Achieving through Reform Act of 2009.
Feb 22 2010
School choice more complicated than once thought
Seattle, WA - So why, after nearly 30 years, hasn't the combination of charter schools, vouchers, and other alternatives to standard public schools not delivered the changes their advocates expected, even promised?
Feb 5 2010
Districts have options when it comes to teacher salary inequities
Seattle, WA - School districts can take steps to level out salary inequities caused by maldistributions of teachers, according to researchers at the University of Washington.
Jan 29 2010
Despite federal stimulus money, some state school budgets may be at risk
Seattle, WA - An early snapshot analysis of 23 state budgets using federal education stimulus dollars indicates that short-term benefits could result in less spending on schools over the long term in some states.
Jan 27 2010
Steady growth for charter schools and a boost from President Obama
Seattle, WA - Thanks to President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, charter schools are being promoted as an important tool for improving U.S. public schools.
Oct 5 2009
Portfolio school districts: 'promising' but 'works in progress'
Seattle, WA - "Portfolio school districts are promising new developments but they still have big problems to solve," is how Dr.