Budget and Finance

The latest news about budget and finance, including articles, Commentaries, and special features

The Capitol reflected in the windows of the Newseum, on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, as a building wrap is installed in preparation of the President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
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The Fiscal Face-Off

The budget uncertainty that education advocates and school districts have lived with for the past two years doesn't seem likely to go away anytime soon. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know. (September 24, 2013)

Spotlight on Getting the Most From Your IT Budget

Schools and districts are looking for ways to do more with less when it comes to technology. This Spotlight explores how information technology professionals and educators can rise to the challenge.

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Transitioning to a Weighted Student-Funding Formula
In this webinar, our guests from Boston Public Schools discussed the challenges of the district's new funding strategy, and what they learned in the first year of its use.

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The Financial Crisis
This topic page features the latest news on the financial crisis and its impact on education in the United States and across the globe.

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Citing insurmountable administrative and financial challenges, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards voted to end its efforts to develop advanced certification for principals.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
In return for abolishing tenure, lawmakers are making districts offer raises to a quarter of their teachers, a quota administrators' and teachers' associations are protesting.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
Standards implementation, pre-K, and teacher preparation are high on the to-do list items for the U.S. Secretary of Education as the administration heads deeper into its final term.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
Some of the president's high-profile K-12 programs may have an uncertain future without strong patrons in Congress or a formal anchor in federal law.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
A lawsuit alleges that New Mexico's A-F grading system for schools and its teacher-evaluation policies cause an unfair distribution of resources for schools.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
The common-core standards have touched virtually every aspect of the nation's K-12 system over the past several years, but big challenges remain for the initiative.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
Political, technical, and financial factors have constrained some of the original, and more ambitious, plans for the assessments being developed by two state coalitions.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
From technology to curricular materials and testing tools, the common core is having considerable influence on spending decisions by states and school districts.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to his desk after passing the House on Tuesday.
April 16, 2014 - AP
Funding changes will pour more money into Kansas schools in a bid to satisfy a state supreme court ruling on aid.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week

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