Budget and Finance

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Voters cast their ballots on Election Day in front of a stage decoration for an upcoming Veterans Day event at Robious Elementary School in Midlothian, Va.
—Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch/AP

Teachers' Unions Reap Little From Election Spending

More than $60 million in campaign money failed to unseat key Republican governors or secure the Democrats' majority in the U.S. Senate. (November 7, 2014)

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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School funding, class size, and governance are among the issues facing voters on various education-focused state initiatives, referendums, and amendments.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
A Maryland classroom offers a look at how educators are pioneering new ways of merging assessment with observation and instruction for K-12's youngest learners.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
Behind the recent upswing are grant programs in Michigan and Virginia aimed primarily at reducing time out of school for students from low-income families.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
Of all the testing organizations prospering in the common-core era, few have fought as doggedly in public for a competitive edge as the American Institutes for Research.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
School districts are evaluating various learning management systems more than ever before, but many underestimate the time and resources it will take to choose the right one.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week