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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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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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What's required? Who's reporting school-level data so far? And what's the practical impact for district leaders, principals, teachers, local policymakers, and the public? EdWeek explains.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
A national debate over whether public funds may go to faith-based schools is high on the list of cases before the Supreme Court in the coming term, stemming from a dispute in Montana.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
There’s a tussle over the right balance for who should pick up the tab for teacher retirements and how that affects wealthier and less-wealthy districts.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
A judge has ruled Gov. Doug Ducey acted illegally when he pushed a 2016 ballot measure to increase the level of K-12 education funding that could be withdrawn from Arizona's land trust without first getting approval from Congress.
October 2, 2019 – AP
Hundreds of California school administrators hired decades ago are collecting retirement incomes that are too big to qualify as public pensions under federal tax law. The California State Teachers' Retirement System issued payments last year for 359 pensions over the IRS public pension limit.
September 27, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Public school spending accounts for more than $700 billion in taxpayer dollars each year. Why so much—and how does that money get managed? Here’s what the numbers show and what district and school leaders think about it all.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
Talk to school and district leaders and you’ll hear worries about the next recession, spending restrictions, and a public that knows little about worries that lawmakers and elected officials who know little about their funding needs.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
The majority of school districts still sideline principals in major financial decisionmaking, even as researchers argue they should have more control. But some principals remain ambivalent about significantly greater autonomy.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
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 25, 2019 – Education Week
The business of buying things for schools is a key part of making sure that hard-fought K-12 funding actually turns into a quality education at the school and classroom level.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week

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