Budget and Finance

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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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The common core has touched virtually every aspect of the nation's K-12 system over the past several years, but big challenges remain for the enterprise.
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
A bipartisan bill to encourage states and districts to increase the number of high-quality charter schools wins approval from a U.S. House of Representatives panel.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
Advocates see a state budget deal pouring money into preschool as a big win for the city, though other parts of the state may be less poised to take advantage.
April 7, 2014 - Education Week
William J. Sims suggests shifting 1 percent of the federal defense budget and applying it to teacher training and quality.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
With its NCLB waiver in hot water with the U.S. Department of Education, Washington state could end up showing what happens if a state loses that flexibility.
March 24, 2014 - Education Week
Politicians and K-12 advocates in a number of states are wrangling over mandates for education aid, even as the Kansas funding system gets struck down by that state’s high court.
March 21, 2014 | Updated: March 27, 2014 - Education Week

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