Budget and Finance

The latest news about budget and finance, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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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Not adjusting for inflation, the $71.5 billion budget is the largest-ever appropriation from Congress for the Education Department.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
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.
October 3, 2018 – Education Week
Chicago Public Schools will not receive a $4 million federal grant this year because the district has failed to demonstrate that it is sufficiently addressing complaints of sexual violence, the U.S. Department of Education said.
September 28, 2018 – AP
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.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
The state’s supreme court ended a yearslong fight over K-12 funding earlier this summer, but in districts across the state the battles have continued and tensions remain.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
Public school funding, teacher pay, and improving academic outcomes in the Every Student Succeeds Act era have fueled midterm-election debate in many states. Here's some key issues and states to watch.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
A government watchdog group called Florida's growing system of privately-run public charter schools wasteful and said it sometimes gives rise to self-dealing and profiteering.
September 18, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
Private school choice advocates are worried that tax-credit scholarship programs are getting swept into a crackdown by the Trump Administration on blue states trying to circumvent parts of the new GOP tax law.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
Some districts are eyeing Every Student Succeeds Act money as a way to provide arms to school staff in order to protect students, but Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plans not to put out guidance on that.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
Tony Thurmond and Marshall Tuck differed sharply on issues such as how to improve teacher quality and how to get more money for California's schools.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week

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