Budget and Finance

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, center, holds a signing ceremony in Las Vegas for a bill that allocates millions of dollars for low-performing schools in poor areas of the state.
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Budgets, Testing Commanded State Lawmakers' Attention

With most legislative sessions complete, the scorecard shows that many states are focused on rebuilding K-12 funding and grappling with the thorny issue of student assessments. (July 10, 2015)

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The state is looking for the federal green light to use Title I funding it now spends on tutoring services to extend learning time.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
Congress and the Obama administration are pressuring the agency to right its flailing operations after years of turnover, lack of expertise, and financial problems at the BIE.
June 1, 2015 - Education Week
New funding rules that put school spending decisions in the hands of local communities have spurred a renewed interest in field trips for students in Vallejo, Calif.
May 28, 2015 - Education Week
A move in Congress to promote schools' use of free learning resources could have a major impact on the development of curricula.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
State legislators and the governor are under pressure to craft a new plan after the state’s high court overturned a 2013 statute altering pensions for retired teachers.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
A special session over how to pay for basic education bares partisan divides over tax policy and questions about the fallout for districts and unions.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
The two national teachers' unions put muscle behind passage of the Affordable Care Act, but now support legislation to repeal a tax that stands to affect their members.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
Librarians are showing growing interest in the "maker movement" as their roles shift from collectors of information to facilitators of project-based learning.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
We must break the financial barrier that prevents poor children from participating in early-education programs, writes Nicholas Burnett.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
Some are pleased with elements of the measure approved by the Senate education committee to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, though concerns remain.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week

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