Budget and Finance

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Bill Gates detailed new investments by his foundation in K-12 education at the Council of the Great City Schools’ annual conference in Cleveland.
—Clarence Tabb Jr./CGCS

High Costs, Wary Taxpayers Make School Projects a Hard Sell

Against a backdrop of tight local budgets and competing priorities, local officials get creative in seeking community support for the capital financing they need for school facilities. (November 28, 2017)

Spotlight on Getting the Most From Your IT Budget

This Spotlight explores how information technology professionals and educators can make the most out of reduced technology funding.

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Graphic: School-District Spending Disparities by State
This analysis of federal data shows spending levels per student in most U.S. school districts for fiscal year 2013.
Map: How Per-Pupil Spending Compares Across U.S. School Districts
This map provides details on how states allocate funding to public schools and grades them, taking into account overall spending and the equity with which that funding is distributed among districts.

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The State of K-12 Budgets: Positioning Your Company for the Coming School Year
This webinar will look at the current fiscal climate affecting states and school districts, and explain what education companies should expect from district spending.

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School Finance
Running schools—and improving them—cannot take place without the proper resources, and it all starts with money.

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Nearly 20 percent of teachers work second jobs during the school year, according to recent federal data. And some say that can put a strain on their instruction.
June 19, 2018 – Education Week
The state of Hawaii has agreed to pay $10.3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a law that cut off public education for special-needs students at age 20, in contrast to federal law.
June 16, 2018 – AP
The Supreme Court is poised to deliver a blow to the teachers' unions any day now—and labor groups are trying to get ahead of it by pushing controversial state bills.
June 14, 2018 – Education Week
Jefferson County schools in Kentucky gave up a $15 million grant after 30 years and instead will spend $8 million to start a district-run early-childhood program.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
Education Week's latest analysis points to a funding hole as education competes with other state spending priorities and political obstacles.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
School finance experts and civil rights advocates increasingly focus on how school aid is distributed under state funding formulas, not simply on funding levels.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
Regional economics, tax-averse voters, and other factors complicate the picture for policymakers aiming resources at K-12.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
When it comes to stagnant math and reading scores, we can’t afford to put our heads in the sand, writes Eric A. Hanushek.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
The $1.1 billion Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, better known as Title IV, can be used for everything from school safety training and suicide prevention to drama clubs and science programs.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
A Texas school district has placed advertisements on Phoenix billboards in an attempt to recruit Arizona teachers to a city with higher pay.
May 30, 2018 – AP

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