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States Gird for Spending Reviews of Worst-Performing Districts

A new mandate under the Every Student Succeeds Act requires a top-to-bottom look at how such districts deploy their money, staff, and the time used to support improvement. (September 24, 2019)

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Legislators in New Hampshire turned down $46 million in federal charter school grants, concerned about continued costs once the money ran out.
January 22, 2020 – Education Week
Early-childhood education is a priority for New Mexico, and a first-term governor has approved school funding increases, but the state remains challenged by issues of poverty and educational governance.
January 22, 2020 – Education Week
The case being heard by the Supreme Court next week deals with a debate that has raged since the 19th century about federal education funding for private religious schools.
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
Calls to fully fund the nation's main special education law resound on the campaign trail, but a complex array of factors make that an elusive goal.
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
Thousands of school workers from around the state thronged Florida's Capitol on Monday to press Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Legislature to more than double the nearly $1 billion the governor is proposing for teacher raises and bonuses.
January 13, 2020 – AP
State Superintendent Mark Johnson has made an emergency purchase of more than $900,000 so that elementary schools can continue to use Istation while a legal fight continues over the program.
January 8, 2020 – Education Week
At the heart of a sweeping plan to improve education in Maryland with billions in added funding is the goal of addressing inequities in schools that serve high numbers of children in poverty—a problem experts in education say is a fundamental one in the United States.
January 3, 2020 – AP
Some of the top Democrats seeking the White House want massive funding increases for Title I and other federal education programs. What would that look like compared to current spending?
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
As the 2010s draw to a close, teachers are left reeling from massive shifts in policy and practice that have affected their everyday work.
December 11, 2019 – Education Week
Wisconsin’s Palmyra-Eagle district has lost more than half its students in the last decade, sparking a fiscal crisis. A special board is deciding whether the district should be allowed to dissolve.
December 11, 2019 – Education Week

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