Budget & Finance
Education news, analysis, and opinion about district and school finances and budgets.
- Budget & Finance FEMA Will Cover Some COVID-19 Staffing Costs for SchoolsFEMA is offering to reimburse the costs of pandemic expenses for work performed after Jan. 21. Here's how to get your district's share.Budget & Finance FEMA Is Spending Billions on Pandemic Relief. How Schools Can Get More of ItThe agency is offering reimbursements to schools for pandemic-related purchases they've been using after Jan. 21, 2021.Budget & Finance Will FEMA Reimburse Schools for COVID-Related Costs? Here's What We KnowNumerous school districts are getting millions of dollars less than they expected from the feds for pandemic-related emergency costs.Budget & Finance How School Districts Plan to Spend $130 Billion in Federal Stimulus MoneySchools will soon receive an influx of federal funds. Special education training, technology improvements, and facilities upgrades are on the shopping list.Budget & Finance A Windfall, Teacher Shortages, and Uncertain Enrollments Shape Next Year's K-12 BudgetsSchool finance officers from across the nation describe the unique challenges of managing their money one year into the pandemic.Budget & Finance District Savings Are Running Dry Amid COVID-19, Putting Some Schools in Dire StraitsSome of the nation's poorest districts, many of them mostly Black and Latino, scratch to meet pandemic-driven needs with little in the bank.Budget & Finance How COVID-19 Will Make Fixing America's Worst-Performing Schools Even HarderCOVID-19's fallout has shaken how states spend billions in federal aid to fix poor-performing schools serving the most-vulnerable students.Budget & Finance Collection COVID-19's Fiscal Shadow: What It Means for the Nation's Most-Vulnerable SchoolsThe pandemic that shuttered the nation's schoolhouses has also cast massive uncertainty over the funding that sustains their operations.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Download this eBook to learn more about how automation can help improve and streamline operations for K-12 school districts' back-office ...Budget & Finance Teachers Use Crowdsourcing for Education Triage, Not ExtrasA study finds a mismatch between the basic classroom requests teachers increasingly make on DonorsChoose and the projects that get funded.Budget & Finance Districts Anxious About Plunge in Meal-Program ApplicantsFree and reduced-price meal data is a key proxy for school poverty. But administrators say a drop in applications paints a false picture and could threaten funding.Budget & Finance Tax Higher Incomes to Fund Schools? National Debate Gets Traction at the State LevelArguments over an Arizona ballot measure mirror calls at the national level to raise taxes for "the 1 percent" to increase education funding.Budget & Finance Lawmakers Push Plan to Protect School Jobs From Pandemic CutsThe new proposal resembles an education jobs program signed by President Barack Obama in 2010, but it would be much bigger.Budget & Finance Live Online Discussion Segregated School Funding and the Seemingly Unattainable American DreamBrookings Institute Fellow Andre Perry says that “school districts are an heirloom of our segregated past.” Perry will join as a guest to discuss why schools predominated by students of color receive $23 billion lessBudget & Finance Judge Orders Census Bureau to Keep Counting. Here's Why That Matters for SchoolsAccurate census data is tied to billions of dollars of federal education aid. A federal judge told officials this week that they can't shorten the timeline for the count.