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See Where Teachers Got Pay Raises This Year

More than a year after teachers across the country began walking out of their classrooms en masse to demand higher salaries, at least 15 states have given their teachers a raise. (June 18, 2019)

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

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It took years to recover from the last big economic downturn. What’s changed since then—and what can schools expect if and when tough times come again?
August 28, 2019 – Education Week
Thousands of Indianapolis Public Schools students are losing regular snacks of fresh fruit and vegetables after the district learned it had misused federal money.
August 17, 2019 – AP
The Inspire network of 12 home charter schools is quickly spreading its reach across California as some are calling into question its educational, organizational, and financial practices.
August 12, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
A West Virginia official turns up the heat on financial disclosure for the state’s beleaguered schools, and ruffles feathers in the process.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
A Pennsylvania school district that warned parents behind on their lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care, and then rejected a businessman's offer to pay the overdue charges, is apologizing and says it wants to accept the donation after all.
July 25, 2019 – AP
Flawed and outdated data systems frustrate policymakers and budget hawks alike when it comes to tracking and making the case for education funding.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
After clashing with the teacher community in often confrontational terms, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin faces a fierce battle to win re-election against Democratic rival Andy Beshear, the state's attorney general.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Several states this year sought to replace their funding formulas, a monumental fiscal and political feat, but only a handful of legislatures have been able to get proposals to their governors' desks.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
More than a year after teachers across the country began walking out of their classrooms en masse to demand higher salaries, at least 15 states have given their teachers a raise.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
From budgeting on a shoestring to breaking down information silos to guarding against breaches, five school district tech leaders discuss their biggest worries.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week

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