School Money Is the way we pay for our nation's schools failing to meet the needs of our most vulnerable students? School Money, a nationwide collaboration between NPR's Ed Team and 20 member station reporters explores this question.
School Money

School Money

The cost of opportunity

Kennedy Park, 4, is in her second year of pre-K in Camden. All 3- and 4-year-old kids qualify for two years of preschool in New Jersey's lowest-income cities. Sarah Gonzalez/WNYC hide caption

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Taking On Poverty And Education In School Costs A Lot Of Money

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The Millers sit in the living room of their home in a Philadelphia suburb. They are part of an ongoing lawsuit, which argues that Pennsylvania has neglected its constitutional responsibility to provide all children a "thorough and efficient" education. Emily Cohen for NPR hide caption

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Struggling School Districts Find Little Help In Pennsylvania

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A social studies class at Campton Elementary School in Wolfe County, Ky. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Kentucky's Unprecedented Success In School Funding Is On The Line

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Karen English has taught in the Revere, Mass., schools for 36 years. Kirk Carapezza/WGBH hide caption

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How Massachusetts Became The Best State In Education

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Inside Livingston Junior High School in Sumter County, Ala. The state does not send extra dollars to districts that serve low-income kids. Dan Carsen/WBHM hide caption

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'Why Can't Our Kids Go To School Together?' Asks Board Member In Alabama

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Tiffany Anderson (right), superintendent of the Jennings School District in north St. Louis County, Mo., performs crosswalk duty every morning to save the district money. Tim Lloyd/St. Louis Public Radio hide caption

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Why Did The Superintendent Cross The Road? To Save Money For Her Schools

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Patty Rodriguez and her brother Alex hold a photo of their father, Demetrio Rodriguez, who died in 2013. Bahram Mark Sobhani hide caption

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For 40 Years, One Texas Family Has Fought For Equal School Funding

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Why America's Schools Have A Money Problem

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