Education news, analysis, and opinion about fiscal policies aimed at improving the economy in a recession and their impact on schools.
Budget & Finance How School Districts Plan to Spend $130 Billion in Federal Stimulus Money
Schools 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 Budgets
School finance officers from across the nation describe the unique challenges of managing their money one year into the pandemic.
Federal Miguel Cardona Unveils Summer Learning Partnership, Releases Some COVID-19 Aid
The department's summer learning collaborative with governors and state K-12 chiefs will focus on building capacity and sharing ideas.
Education Funding Miguel Cardona Releases $912 Million for Puerto Rico's Schools, Easing Trump Restrictions
Puerto Rico has regained access to hundreds of millions of dollars for education to address the fallout of COVID-19 and other needs.
Education Funding School Budgets: Why They're Not As Bad As Predicted
Revenue projections are up, but districts aren't out of the woods. Seven questions answered about the evolving landscape for budgets.
Education Funding COVID-19 Aid Package Protects Funding for Students in Poverty, But Could Challenge Schools
"Maintenance of equity" mandates aim to avoid cuts by states and districts that hurt disadvantaged students more than others.
Education Funding Letter to the Editor Student Need Should Drive Outlay of Federal Dollars
Schools and districts need substantial, transparent funding like never before, says an Educational Resource Strategies partner.
Education Funding See What the Huge COVID-19 Aid Deal Biden Has Signed Means for Education, in Two Charts
The $1.9 trillion aid package includes nearly $130 billion for K-12, an unprecedented one-time infusion of federal education funding.
Education Funding Reopening Plans, Private Schools, Special Education: Senate Puts Stamp on COVID-19 Bill
The revised COVID-19 relief bill provides more than $120 billion in direct K-12 public school aid and could reach President Biden quickly.
Education Funding Nearly Half of School Finance Officials Report 'Sufficient' Federal COVID-19 Aid, For Now
A survey of local K-12 administrators also found "addressing learning loss" and ed-tech to be primary uses of relief dollars.
Education Funding Concern About Unspent COVID-19 School Aid Continues as Congress Moves Toward More Relief
A congressional analysis has spurred discontent about how fast money will be spent, but some warn against over-simplifying the situation.
Federal Some Districts Extend Paid Leave Policies as They Hope for Passage of Biden Relief Plan
With federal provisions having expired, some school employees have had to dip into their own banks of leave for COVID-19 purposes.
Education Funding Details of Biden's Education Relief Pitch Prioritize Smaller Classes, Avoiding Layoffs
The administration's breakdown of COVID-19 needs also includes $50 billion for social distancing and $29 billion for learning recovery.
Education Funding Lawmakers Push $75 Billion for Learning Recovery Among Trio of COVID-19 Bills
The legislation, which also covers school infrastructure and education jobs, could become the vehicle for Biden's K-12 relief plan.