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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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Amid widespread teacher strikes and protests, one Kentucky superintendent makes an appeal for increased investment in education.
April 26, 2018 – Education Week
Union leaders in West Virginia and Oklahoma, where recent teacher strikes led to higher pay, are advising their peers in Arizona and other states on the keys to successful protests.
April 26, 2018 – Education Week
Finding the revenue and navigating state politics can be daunting even when there’s agreement that teachers are underpaid and due a raise.
April 26, 2018 – Education Week
In a late-night announcement on Thursday, officials from the Arizona Education Association and organizers of the grassroots group Arizona Educators United announced a walkout would take place starting April 26.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
The pressure to rein in costly retirement systems could put more states in the center of policy fights like the one that sparked teacher walkouts in Kentucky.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers nationwide are rallying together to command the attention of lawmakers around their most basic needs, writes Kentucky special educator Jessica Dueñas.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
As recently as Tuesday, a defiant Arizona governor refused to meet with teachers threatening to strike over low pay. By Thursday, Republican Doug Ducey managed to scrape $274 million from the cash-starved state's coffers to offer a 9 percent wage hike starting this fall.
April 13, 2018 – AP
Congress approved a spending bill for fiscal 2018 that boosts the Education Department’s budget to the largest number in its history, despite President Donald Trump’s proposal for a cutback.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
Nike dominates Oregon's high school marketplace, inking deals to exclusively outfit 93 percent of all large public institutions that hold apparel agreements, according to an analysis by The Oregonian/OregonLive.
April 7, 2018 – AP
Nearly the entire student body of Pike County Central High School walked out of class Wednesday for one period to show support for teachers affected by state lawmakers’ changes to the pension system.
April 5, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune

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