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School Choice & Charters In Fight Over Millions of Dollars for Charter Schools, a Marijuana Tax May Bring Peace
The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted unanimously to rescind a polarizing lawsuit settlement, pending certain stipulations.
Nuria Martinez-Keel, The Oklahoman, May 25, 2021
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Education Funding Opinion The COVID-19 Stimulus Money Won’t Last Forever. Here’s What's Next for Schools
There are three important first steps for states to start helping schools prepare now, write two policy experts.
Zahava Stadler & Victoria Jackson, April 26, 2021
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This July 19, 2019 photo shows an Epic Charter Schools office in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted Thursday in favor of an agreement with the state's public charter school association to settle a 2017 lawsuit.
This July 19, 2019 photo shows an Epic Charter Schools office in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted Thursday in favor of an agreement with the state's public charter school association to settle a 2017 lawsuit.
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School Choice & Charters Oklahoma Charter Schools Granted Local Tax Revenue in 'Seismic' Settlement
A groundbreaking settlement will fundamentally change the way charter schools are funded in Oklahoma, despite vehement opposition.
Nuria Martinez-Keel, The Oklahoman, March 26, 2021
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Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of articles from the previous week that you may have missed.
November 25, 2020
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Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories from the previous week that you may have missed.
November 17, 2020
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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.
Daarel Burnette II, July 23, 2020
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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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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
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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.
Daarel Burnette II, May 8, 2020
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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.
Daarel Burnette II, March 10, 2020
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Teachers and education activists march from Riverfront Park to the Oregon State Capitol for a day of action Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Salem, Ore. Tens of thousands of teachers across Oregon walked off the job Wednesday to demand more money for schools, holding signs and wearing red shirts that have become synonymous with a nationwide movement pushing lawmakers to better fund education.
Teachers and education activists march from Riverfront Park to the Oregon State Capitol for a day of action Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Salem, Ore. Tens of thousands of teachers across Oregon walked off the job Wednesday to demand more money for schools, holding signs and wearing red shirts that have become synonymous with a nationwide movement pushing lawmakers to better fund education.
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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.
Daarel Burnette II, June 4, 2019
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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.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 30, 2019
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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.
Lisa Stark, November 7, 2018
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Proponents of local measures to raise funding for schools prepare to canvas neighborhoods in Loveland, Colo.
Proponents of local measures to raise funding for schools prepare to canvas neighborhoods in Loveland, Colo.
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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.
Daarel Burnette II, October 30, 2018
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