School & District Management As Districts Seek Revenue Due to Pandemic, Black Homeowners May Feel the Biggest Hit
New research redoubles attention to the property tax burden on Black communities as recession-slammed districts look to make up for slumping income and sales taxes.
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.
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.
Budget & Finance Interactive Data Lookup: Assess Your School District's Risk for Budget Cuts
Find out how much your school district depends on state aid—an important indicator of how well school systems can withstand the recession.
States States Scouring Landscape for New Pots of K-12 Revenue
State lawmakers searching for new streams of money to fund education confront whether sources other than property and sales taxes can actually provide the sustained, predicable revenue they need.
Federal Public Torn Between Support for School Spending and Actually Paying the Tab
Policymakers feel the squeeze as popular support for increased education funding collides with an aversion to taxes and the education bureaucracy.
Equity & Diversity Wealthier Enclaves Breaking Away From School Districts
Over two years, 27 communities have split from their home districts, and the new districts are mostly wealthier, whiter, and more property-rich than the ones left behind.
Federal Wisconsin Chief Tony Evers Upsets Incumbent Scott Walker in Governor's Race
The contest had been close from the start, with Evers campaigning on a promise to restore respect for the state's teachers and financially bail out its school system.
Federal Colorado Ballot Measure Tests Voter Appetite for More K-12 Funding
Teachers and other education advocates hope that tax-wary voters will be willing to approve an amendment that would pour more than $1.6 billion more into schools each year.
Federal Tax Hikes to Fund Schools? Once Taboo, the Idea Is Gaining Momentum
Drawing confidence from polling data and a swell in support for teacher raises, Democrats in states like Arizona, Florida, and Oklahoma gamble that taxpayers are willing to pay more to boost education aid.
States K-12 Funding in Spotlight as Bitter Rivals Do Battle for Wis. Governor's Seat
Discussion of Wisconsin's school spending has come to dominate the gubernatorial contest between Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Tony Evers, both of whom have made their education records a high-profile piece of their pitch to Wisconsin voters.
Federal Candidates in Midterms Spar Over School Funding vs. Taxes
Candidates are whipsawed by demands for higher teacher pay and more K-12 aid, along with pressure to hold the line on taxes and spending.