June 12, 2012 - 9:02:25 posted by Melissa Pancoast

Grassroots Advocacy Yields Win for Cleveland Parents

For the past few months a sobering fact has stuck with me: Only 7% of Cleveland students earn a college degree. Read More»

June 06, 2012 - 6:38:42 posted by Francisco Castillo

MEMO: A Big Night for Education Reform: Three Elections, Three Wins for Pro-Reform Candidates

StudentsFirst and other education reform groups experienced a 100% win ratio in the June 6 primary elections. Read More»

June 02, 2012 - 5:26:55 posted by Yukong Zhao

Close the US Education Quality Gap

Yukong Zhao talks about the the education quality gap between the United States and other nations and the effect this has upon the U.S. economy. Read More»

May 31, 2012 - 1:41:42 posted by Francisco Castillo

Californians Say the Time to End Seniority-Based Layoffs is NOW

A recent poll shows that 75% of Californians and over 80% of African Americans and Latinos want to end seniority-based teacher layoffs. Read More»

May 23, 2012 - 3:01:05 posted by Francisco Castillo

Seniority-Based Layoffs: A Matter of Social Justice

StudentsFirst's Francisco Castillo takes a look at the harmful effects of California's outdated seniority-based teacher layoff policy and its disproportionate impact on the most disadvantaged students. Read More»

May 21, 2012 - 4:36:34

Room for Debate – School Integration

The New York Times ran an Op-Ed this weekend about the importance of integration in schools. In this week's "Room For Debate" feature, Michelle Rhee joins other expert voices in discussing the issue.  Read More»

Topics: Achievement Gap

May 18, 2012 - 3:17:39 posted by Dana Peterson

Minnesota will not give up on reform

Minnesota legislators put student interests first this year and passed legislation to end LIFO. Governor Dayton vetoed the bill, but we will not give up until this harmful practice is ended. Read More»

May 17, 2012 - 3:07:16 posted by Sean Gill

Californians want smart education spending

A recent poll shows that over 90% of Californians believe that increased funding alone will not improve schools. By changing state mandates, we can spend our limited resources in a way that benefits students. Read More»

May 10, 2012 - 12:48:06 posted by Rebecca Sibilia

Challenging the myths around pension reform

A recently released paper from the University of Arkansas discusses the need for pension reform and the myths used to maintain the status quo. Read More»

May 09, 2012 - 5:37:16 posted by Jeri Powell

Connecticut Legislature Passes Meaningful Reform

Connecticut legislators took a step in the right direction yesterday toward making sure all Connecticut children get a great education. Read More»

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