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Everything You Need to Know About Schools and COVID Relief Funds
How much did your district get in pandemic emergency aid? When must the money be spent? Is there more on the way? EdWeek has the answers.
- Education Funding A Judge Just Ruled That Another State's School Funding System Is UnconstitutionalNew Hampshire joins Pennsylvania on the list of states whose courts have ruled that it's underfunding poor school districts.Education Funding This State Would Be the First to Reject Federal K-12 Funds. But It's Far From a GivenTennessee lawmakers have established a task force to review federal education funding, risking money for low-income schools and special ed.Education Funding The Federal Government Might Shut Down (Yes, Again). Here's What Schools Need to KnowAt first, most districts can expect business as usual if the federal government shuts down. But some districts risk losing funding soon.Education Funding Do K-12 Students Have a Right to Well-Funded School Buildings?The answer in a recent state court case wasn't exactly a "yes." But it also wasn't a "no." Here's what could happen next.Education Funding Explainer 3 Steps to Keep Tutoring Going When ESSER Money Runs OutSchools may lose more than $1,200 per student as enrollment falls and federal COVID relief funds expire next year.Education Funding Opinion Foundations Have Given Money to Schools for a Long Time. What's Actually Working?Investments in one key area seem to be making a difference when it comes to improving schools.Education Funding Opinion Education Funders Need to Ditch the Savior ComplexTrust in the input from teachers, staff, community, and students will go a long way toward making initiatives successful.Education Funding Opinion Foundations Invest in Public Education. Teachers Would Like the Money Spent These WaysPhilanthropies invest millions on trying to improve student achievement. Educators don't always agree on what they're targeting.Education Funding School Funding Debates Are Raging in States, With Districts Caught in the MiddleSchool choice, historically inequitable funding, political partisanship, and funding predictability are among the issues at stake.Education Funding A Governor Boosted School Funding for the Next 400 Years. But the Reality Is More ComplexWisconsin's governor enshrined mandatory K-12 funding increases in law until 2425—but the move may not be transformative for districts.Education Funding What Happens (or Doesn't) After Courts Order States to Improve School FundingPennsylvania is the latest state working on school funding reforms after a judge ruled its current approach unconstitutional.Education Funding Meet the New Group Promising to Tackle School Funding and Segregation TogetherThe group aims to boost litigation, research, and advocacy to support diverse, well-resourced public schools.Education Funding Congress Prepares to Raise the Debt Ceiling. But K-12 Funding Is Still in JeopardyFederal spending limits in exchange for raising the debt ceiling could lead to cuts for key K-12 funding like Title I and IDEA.Education Funding Which Districts Are Most at Risk If America Breaches the Debt Ceiling?Thousands of districts depend on the federal government for more than 10 percent of their revenue.Education Funding 'So Catastrophic': How a Debt Ceiling Breach Would Hurt SchoolsIf federal funding stops flowing to schools before July 1, schools' ability to pay billions of dollars in expenses would be at risk.