Archive | September, 2013

School Funding in the States: What is BEP 2.0?

This article first appeared in Tennessee Education Report I’ve written before about the importance of fixing Tennessee’s school funding formula (the BEP) and doing so by fully-funding BEP 2.0. But, what is BEP 2.0? And what would it mean if fully-funded? Well, here’s Governor Bredesen’s 2007 speech outlining the BEP 2.0 changes (developed with then […]

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It takes a community …

A lot of the talk in education reform focuses on teacher quality as the key factor to influence in order to impact student achievement.  While teacher quality is important, and other school-based factors also play a role, it is also important to realize that 50% of the factors that determine whether or not a child […]

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