Budget & Finance Some School Districts Are Feeling COVID-19 Stimulus Envy
Thousands of districts got little to nothing from recent federal stimulus aid, surfacing longstanding tensions over inadequate school funding.
Education Funding House Democrats Pitch 'Massive Funding Increase' in Latest Education Spending Bill
The proposal would more than double aid to Title I programs for low-income students and aims to help schools address fallout from COVID-19.
Education Funding There Are Big Funding Gaps Affecting High-Poverty Schools. Can Biden Close Them?
Hurdles lie ahead for a $20 billion bid to create "Title I equity grants" to address long-standing funding inequities.
Education Funding Biden's K-12 Budget Seeks $20 Billion for State Incentives to Address Funding Inequity
The "equity grants" are part of a huge spending plan that would also boost priorities like community schools, counselors, and school nurses.
Federal Asked About Race, Biden Talked Record Players. Here's a Quick Primer on the 'Word Gap'
Former Vice President Joe Biden caused some eyebrow raising when, in answering a debate question about race, he mentioned record players and the number of words a young child hears at home. Here's some background on the word gap.
Every Student Succeeds Act Where Do States Line Up On Aid for Title I, Title II?
The U.S. Department of Education has released state-by-state spending estimates for key programs based on the fiscal 2018 spending bill President Donald Trump signed last month.
Federal Inside ESSA Plans: What Are States Doing About Goals and Timelines?
States' timelines under the Every Student Succeeds Act range from five to 15 years, and goals vary from modest annual improvements to 100 percent proficiency targets.
Every Student Succeeds Act States Adjust Course on School Turnaround Districts
The new school year brings changes for states that are starting—or, in at least one case, dropping—state-directed efforts to improve some of their lowest-performing schools.
School Choice & Charters Proposed K-12 Cuts Could Hit Charter, Private Schools
Programs to help improve teacher quality and boost after-school programs are on the Trump administration’s budget hit list and have a footprint beyond just traditional public schools.
Federal Ed. Sec. John B. King: My Successor Should Be Committed to Kids' Civil Rights
U.S. Secetary of Education John King told reporters Thursday that he wants to ensure a smooth transition for the incoming Trump administration.
Every Student Succeeds Act Critics Pan Proposed ESSA Spending Rules
The U.S. Department of Education's proposed rules for how states and districts spend federal money for disadvantaged students under the Every Student Succeeds Act is under siege both by members of Congress and by state schools superintendents.