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Special Education How Will Schools Pay for Compensatory Services for Special Ed. Students?
States’ efforts so far suggest there won’t be enough money to go around for all the learning losses of students with disabilities from COVID-19 school shutdowns.
Corey Mitchell, November 10, 2020
8 min read
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Education Funding Why This Scholar Says The Last Decade Was One of Public Education's Most Brutal
Law professor Derek Black argues that public schools have yet to recover politically and financially from the last recession.
Daarel Burnette II, November 5, 2020
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Law & Courts Why the Pandemic's Recession May Fuel Legal Push for More K-12 Aid
Advocates argue the need is greater than ever and that failure to press school funding lawsuits in this moment would be a missed opportunity.
Daarel Burnette II, October 20, 2020
5 min read
School Choice & Charters Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories from the previous week that you may have missed.
October 20, 2020
8 min read
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Student Well-Being Fewer Kids, Less Money: How the Pandemic Puts Districts in a Bind
Enrollment snags, head-count problems, and more home schooling could end up costing districts millions in funding based on the annual tally of how many students actually show up.
Daarel Burnette II, September 17, 2020
6 min read
Education Funding Education Finance Takes Center Stage Amid Fiscal Uncertainty
The latest Quality Counts 2020 installment offers guidance for school leaders who need a clear picture of where they stand on school finance and what they can do to stay afloat during the economic downturn driven by the coronavirus pandemic.
June 2, 2020
2 min read
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Education Funding Nation Gets a 'C' on School Finance, Even as Economic Downturn Takes Hold
Wyoming once again takes the top spot in Quality Counts' annual ranking of the states on school finance, while 22 states receive grades between C-minus and D-minus.
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States 7 Issues Facing K-12 Budgets as COVID-Shocked Legislatures Reconvene
Competing priorities and no good choices about where to make deep cuts confront state lawmakers struggling to deal with the fiscal crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Daarel Burnette II, May 28, 2020
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School & District Management How COVID-19 Will Balloon District Costs This Coming School Year
A new analysis says the nation's schools will need to spend $41 billion more in the 2020-21 academic year as the fast-moving recession driven by the coronavirus pandemic boosts costs for everything from remote learning to school meals.
Daarel Burnette II, May 18, 2020
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Education Funding Devastated Budgets and Widening Inequities: How the Coronavirus Collapse Will Impact Schools
The recession brought on by the pandemic will make inequalities in schools worse.
Daarel Burnette II, May 8, 2020
10 min read
Budget & Finance Here's How Many Teaching Jobs Could Be Lost in Each State in a COVID-19 Recession
There could be an 8.4 percent reduction in the U.S. teaching corps, according to a new analysis by the Learning Policy Institute.
Madeline Will, April 30, 2020
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Federal How Much Federal Money Do Schools Need to Survive the Coming Financial Blow?
The federal CARES Act will not be enough to spare school districts from painful budget cuts. How much would it take?
Daarel Burnette II, April 21, 2020
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Federal Opinion Schools Are Staring Down a Fiscal Tsunami. Here's What States Need to Do Now
The $13.5 billion in federal K-12 funding can’t just go toward stabilizing schools. It needs to go toward mobilizing them, writes Harvard researcher Thomas J. Kane.
Thomas J. Kane, April 19, 2020
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Education Funding Draconian Cuts to Schools Could Come As Soon As This Summer
Coronavirus' financial wallop on schools will come sooner than predicted as unemployment hits record levels.
Daarel Burnette II, April 16, 2020
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