Budget & Finance
Education news, analysis, and opinion about district and school finances and budgets.
- Budget & Finance Webinar Leverage New Funding Sources with Data-Informed PracticesAddress the whole child using data-informed practices, gain valuable insights, and learn strategies that can benefit your district.Budget & Finance How Much Money Do Public Schools Get? The Latest NumbersAmerica collectively spent more than $800 billion on K-12 education in 2021, according to newly available federal data.Budget & Finance Districts Proposed a Surge in Borrowing Last Year. Here's How Voters RespondedVoters approved a majority of bond elections for districts last year—but hundreds of proposed bonds failed to gain traction.Budget & Finance 6 Tips For Making the Most of ESSER Dollars Before They ExpireDistrict leaders recommend planning for the future and finding big one-time investments with long-lasting impacts.Budget & Finance Opinion Could the Nation's Largest District Afford to Double Teacher Pay and Triple Counseling?Seeing what’s conceivable in N.Y.C. schools might give us the confidence to stop settling for what’s customary everywhere.Budget & Finance If You Gave Elementary School Students $2K, How Would They Spend It?Some Arizona elementary students opted to add healthy snacks to campus, sports equipment, and a game room.Budget & Finance Webinar Allovue’s First Annual Education Finance Survey | Teacher & Administrator Perceptions About K-12 Education FinanceJoin us and uncover insights on education spending trends! We'll share results from the Allovue Education Spending Survey, exploring key issues like ESSER funds, teacher salaries, and more.Budget & Finance Special Education Is Getting More Expensive, Forcing Schools to Make Cuts ElsewhereStates and districts share the disproportionate cost burden of supporting a complex, growing, and vulnerable population.Budget & Finance From Our Research Center Inflated Costs, Growing Needs: Why Educators Are Pessimistic About School BudgetsMore than half of educators believe increasingly complex needs of students are driving up per-pupil expenses, new data show.Budget & Finance From Our Research Center Teacher & Administrator Perceptions About K-12 Education FinanceThe first annual Allovue Education Finance Survey examines educators' views about school funding.Budget & Finance Whitepaper Teacher & Administrator Perceptions About K-12 Education FinanceResults of the first annual Allovue Education Finance Survey suggest that education professionals have varying experiences, views, and gaps in knowledge related to key issues in K-12 education finance. This whitepaper highlights findings.Budget & Finance Schools Used ESSER Funds for After-School Programs. What Happens When the Money Runs Out?Partnerships and blending other funding streams together are two ways to sustain after-school programs, experts say.Budget & Finance School Shootings: The Long-Term Financial FalloutA surge in spending on security after school shootings prompted two researchers to examine whether it crowded out spending on instruction.Budget & Finance Q&A How Fair School Funding Became the Unlikely Topic for a Student PodcastThree students hosted a weekly podcast as their district and others fought against a funding formula they said shortchanged poorer schools.Budget & Finance ESG: The Hotly Contested Investment Strategy That Could Pose Trouble for Teacher PensionsPension funds are facing political pressure either to incorporate social goals into their investment approaches, or to do the opposite.