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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In a bid to recruit and keep teachers, some school districts are getting creative about developing affordable housing options for educators.
January 24, 2018 – Education Week
The C grade on this year's Quality Counts report continues years of flat performance as states begin to grapple with the challenges and opportunities under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
What lessons can states that perform well on Quality Counts annual rankings offer other states looking to move the needle?
January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
States need to take bold steps to create a more conducive climate for school improvement in the nation as a whole to get off the track of mediocrity, researchers, analysts, and educators say.
January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
Chronically low-performing states must work to overcome structural disadvantages and longstanding challenges that many of them share.
January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
School finance and policy changes driven by the Every Student Succeeds Act are on the horizon as all but three state legislatures go into full swing this month.
January 17, 2018 – Education Week
Public education advocates lobby against GOP proposals with funding implications, while some school choice advocates celebrate elements that could boost private school options.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
Predicting and preparing for growth and deciding where to site schools forces officials to take the long view—and to expect the unexpected.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
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 29, 2017 – Education Week
In some communities, new designs for schools support the academic goals of educators—and push the boundaries of traditional K-12 architecture.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week

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