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ERIC Number: ED538546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun-15
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Doing More with Less: Coping with Budget Cuts. Research Brief
Johnston, Howard
Education Partnerships, Inc.
Budget cuts are common in education, but nothing like the scale that schools have seen in the last two years. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan calls the current situation "the New Normal," meaning that schools will see increasing demands for performance in a climate of declining resources. Most of the literature suggests that schools cannot simply cut their way out of this crisis--that a fundamental shift in the way education is delivered is needed to assure effective learning for America's students. Everything must be on the table--the way we use technology, time, space, instructional materials, and personnel. Protecting learning opportunities for children must be the highest priority, but teachers and administrators must attend to their own personal well-being while making these very difficult decisions as well. It is especially important that the voices of those children and families most in need be heard in all of the decision-making processes as well. (Contains 6 online resources.)
Education Partnerships, Inc. Web site: http://www.educationpartnerships.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)