The Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) is a national, non-profit organization that has set up a network of schools around the country to increase student achievement based on longer school days, increased parental involvement and responsibility, and a mixture of public and private funds.
According to a recent decision by the state Supreme Court, Tennessee must find a more equitable way to pay teachers and reduce the wide disparity that exists between low-income, rural districts and better financed urban and suburban districts.
TEACHING FELLOWS ACT: Senate Bill Would Offer Tuition Assistance and Teaching Scholarships to Promote Careers in Education ArticleOctober 21, 2002
Earlier this month, Sens. Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) introduced legislation that would encourage students to undertake a career in education.
FUND OUR SCHOOLS, KEEP YOUR PROMISE: Education Rally Urges Congress to Pass an Education Spending Bill ArticleOctober 21, 2002
Last week, appearing before a multicolored backdrop reading "Fund Our Schools, Keep Your Promise," a group of parents, teachers, and students joined members of Congress to voice their opposition to a long-term continuing resolution and demand that Congress pass the Labor-HHS-Education spending bill.
After spending (or not spending in this case) most of the year disagreeing over funding levels for fiscal year 2003, Democrats and Republicans in Congress finally reached the end of their rope on Sept. 30.
ONE WEEK LATER: House of Representatives Passes Key Component of the Alliance’s Framework for an Excellent Education ArticleOctober 07, 2002
Exactly one week after the release of the Alliance for Excellent Education's new report, Every Child a Graduate, the House of Representatives passed the "Canceling Loans to Allow School Systems to Attract Classroom Teachers Act" (CLASS ACT), a loan-forgiveness bill for teachers that embodies a key component of the report's Teacher and Principal Quality Initiative.
Federal investment in the Framework for an Excellent Education will be recouped many times over in economic growth, enhanced tax revenues, and reduced spending on unemployment, criminal justice, and social welfare programs.
In model schools around the country, personalized learning plans, reading coaches, and successful teacher recruitment initiatives are already in place.
A new book released by the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C., captures the debate over the effectiveness of programs to reduce class size.
HOUSE AND SENATE ESTABLISH SPENDING GOALS: Senate Total is $11 Billion Higher than House, President Bush’s ArticleJuly 01, 2002
Senate and House Appropriations chairmen unveiled this year's discretionary spending figures for the 13 Appropriations subcommittees and found themselves approximately $11 billion apart.