The “Earned Aid” Scholarship Formula, ExplainedFebruary 7, 2018
by Konrad Mugglestone and Michael Dannenberg While testifying before a special joint legislative commission in Louisiana this morning, Education Reform Now’s Michael Dannenberg recommended the state adopt an altered method of measuring merit in awarding state student financial aid. The method combines assessments of need and academic performance. We call it ‘earned aid’ much like
ESSA’s Financial “Sleeper Provision” Reminds Us ESSA is about EquityDecember 14, 2017
By Dana Laurens Round two of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan reviews is well underway at the U.S. Department of Education (ED), but one little known provision of the now not-so-new ESSA law has yet to be implemented. Beginning next school year, states are required to publicly report actual per-pupil spending
A Tax On Poor SchoolsDecember 5, 2017
By Liam Kerr Three years ago, the Lawrence Massachusetts’ public school district welcomed President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Education to celebrate the impressive gains made in this largely state-funded school system. Now, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and their brethren are working to put a new tax on funding schools in property-poor districts like Lawrence.
DFER National President Shavar Jeffries Statement on the Associated Press Study on Segregation and Charter SchoolsDecember 4, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DFER National President Shavar Jeffries Statement on the Associated Press Study on Segregation and Charter Schools Washington, DC – Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) National President Shavar Jeffries released the following statement in response to a recently released story from the Associated Press on school segregation: “The Associated Press report on school
Education Reform Now to hold annual conference in Washington, D.C.November 14, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Education Reform Now to hold annual conference in Washington, D.C. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to receive first ever ‘Change Agent Award’ NEW ORLEANS, LA – This week, Education Reform
Top 5 Points to Keep in Mind on Segregation in U.S. SchoolsNovember 8, 2017
by Charles Barone A civil rights summit kicks off tomorrow in Minneapolis featuring prominent national leaders and top officials from both national teachers’ unions. We agree with the premise of the summit, that segregation in America has “broad impacts and terrible costs.” The Government Accountability Office found a significant increase over the last decade
DFER-Louisiana Applauds Steady Gains in Louisiana Public Education
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DFER-Louisiana Applauds Steady Gains in Louisiana Public Education Early Childhood Education reaches historic milestones statewide Department of Education launches Louisiana School Finder for students
The Betsy DeVos Tax CutNovember 2, 2017
by Michael Dannenberg President Trump wants the pending tax bill to be called the “Cut, Cut, Cut” Act, but it’s better described as “The Betsy DeVos Tax Cut” Act. At its heart, this tax plan is a giant giveaway to the super wealthy coupled with a cut in support for public schools and other services
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RELEASE: Budget Fight Sets Stage for Deeper Education CutsOctober 31, 2017
For Immediate Release October 27, 2017 Contact Devon Kearns email@example.com RELEASE: Budget Fight Sets Stage for Deeper Education Cuts Washington, D.C. — With the stage set for tax reform following passage of the Congressional Republican budget today, the Center for American Progress and Education Reform Now are releasing a new resource outlining the cumulative damage of