Budget and Finance

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

Union members and state workers protest at the Maine Capitol in Augusta last month. Gov. Paul LePage approved a budget boosting education aid by $162 million, but only after a three-day partial government shutdown.
—Patrick Whittle/AP

K-12 Funding Entangled in States' Budget Drama

The fiscal standoffs that led to brief government shutdowns in a handful of states aren't the last act for policymakers still wrestling with funding issues, including over K-12 aid. (July 14, 2017)

On-Demand Webinar

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.

Special Collection

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.

Get RSS Feed for This Topic Latest News

The Illinois Senate overturned Gov. Bruce Rauner on public education funding Sunday, voting to override an amendatory veto despite the Republican governor's contention that his changes would mean millions of dollars more for school districts outside Chicago.
August 13, 2017 – AP
More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and accountability at a time when supporters are urging that they be expanded into a federal program.
August 11, 2017 – AP
With no state budget in sight and the first day of school just around the corner, local education officials across Connecticut have taken severe steps to cut costs, hoping more draconian efforts won't be necessary.
August 7, 2017 – AP
Using a tactic known as "dark store theory," some corporate retailers aggressively pursue property tax breaks that can end up costing public schools and local communities hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual revenue.
August 3, 2017 – Education Week
Is the United States on the right track when it comes to funding education? Five education experts and practitioners discuss.
July 28, 2017 – Education Week
The lawsuit filed this month requests that "funding between all public schools be equalized to assure equal education opportunities."
July 27, 2017 – AP
Cutting funding for out-of-school STEM enrichment programs will put some students further behind, writes funding expert Ron Ottinger of STEM Next.
July 25, 2017 – Education Week
Gov. Bruce Rauner issued the summons for lawmakers to return to the Capitol beginning Wednesday after he held a news conference in Chicago to accuse Democrats who control the General Assembly of holding school children "hostage" to their political agenda
July 24, 2017 – AP
The fiscal standoffs that led to brief government shutdowns in a handful of states aren't the last act for policymakers still wrestling with funding issues, including over K-12 aid.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented