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What it Costs to Run a School: Education Expenses

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From providing a fair salary to educators and administrators to purchasing tools and supplies that students need to learn, running a school is costly; honestly, it is a small price for a well-educated American population. However, state and federal governments are constantly looking at their bottom line and evaluating how their public educational infrastructure uses […]

Moving Up The Ladder Together: Thoughts on How to Prevent Summer Slide

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Summer slide is the tendency for students, especially those from low-income families, to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. Research indicates that 2.5 months of reading and 2.5 months of math skills are lost over a summer. Are there exceptions? Of course. Is summer slide” typical? Absolutely. The […]

2023 Educational Funding

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2023 Educational Funding 2023 Educational Funding budget request:  In 2022, the budget request made investments in American education through the American Rescue Plan. This trend will continue into 2023, with more attention given to the apparent inequalities of students. The gap has only been widened because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the transitions that became […]

Prevention of Summer Slide

Teresa Marchant As students hang up their backpacks and head into Summer, educators worry about how their students will spend this time away from school. We fear that our students that have made progress during the school year will return to school in the fall without retaining all skills from the prior year. Knowing that […]

Higher Education 

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Higher education in America is constantly being pushed in the K-12 system, but what prevents students from continuing their education? 2021 higher education statistics  According to the Education Data Initiative, fewer Americans will be enrolled in postsecondary education in 2021 than in the previous year. The 2.2% decline was the most extraordinary year-over-year drop since 1951. This […]

How to prevent the “Summer Slide”

Is Summer Slide avoidable? During my twelve years of teaching secondary social studies, I would voice an opinion that was usually a very unpopular one with my colleagues. My sentiment was “summer break is too long.”  I am not sure how well this position had aged, but why I held it is still very clear […]

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