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- 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.Education Funding How Much Do School Support Staff Make in Each State? (Spoiler: It's Not a Living Wage)In some states, education support personnel make below $30,000, new data show.Education Funding Schools Could Lose Funding as Lawmakers Spar Over the National Debt CeilingHouse Republicans are proposing federal spending cuts, including to K-12 programs, in exchange for raising the nation's debt ceiling.Education Funding 10 Education Priorities America Could Afford If Everyone Paid All Their TaxesUniversal school meals, school building upgrades, and closing learning gaps each cost less than the annual amount of unpaid federal taxes.Education Funding Most District Leaders Say They're Almost Done Spending ESSER FundsNearly 80 percent of district leaders and principals said they've spent three-quarters or more of their COVID relief allocations.Education Funding These 15 States Could Take the Biggest Hit as ESSER Funds ExpireHigh-poverty states and states where federal relief funds represented a large share of overall spending will face the steepest drops.Education Funding Congress Passed $1B for School Safety Last Year. Only 38 Districts Have Gotten MoneyOnly one state so far has awarded funds from a grant program that was part of Congress' response to the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting.Education Funding A Surge in Funding for Homeless Students Is Waning. What Now?COVID homeless aid helped schools locate more families and connect them to services. Advocates want to make the increase permanent.Education Funding 4 Ways States Are Trying to Fix How They Fund SchoolsAdvocates in many places are pushing for reforms that precisely target more robust aid to schools and students in need.Education Funding Pennsylvania School Funding Is Unconstitutional, Judge Says. Here's What Could Happen NextAn appeal could be on the way, but advocates are already gearing up to make the case for funding reform.Education Funding 6 Lawsuits That Could Shake Up How States Pay for SchoolsFar removed from annual budgets, these lawsuits hold the potential to force states to direct more funds to their schools.Education Funding States Are Rolling in Surplus Cash, But It's Not All Good News for SchoolsSome states are ramping up education spending, while others are leaving districts disappointed.Education Funding Education Equity Expert: 'We've Gotta Give Up the Notion of Local Control'David Sciarra, stepping down as head of the Education Law Center, says states have been let off the hook in the push for education equity.