Budget and Finance

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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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Managing the Money
This Education Week special report puts the focus on what those on the hot seat—superintendents, principals, and other local leaders—actually do with the funding they get and what stands in the way of their making better use of it.

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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
Education Week surveyed school principals and district-level leaders nationally about the challenges they face in managing the money that keeps their schools running.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
America’s public school system costs taxpayers more than two and a half times what it did half a century ago. What are some of the policy and economic factors driving that?
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
Posts on Facebook and Twitter urge parents who need money for school supplies to take out payday and other loans, which experts caution have sky-high rates and school leaders say are unnecessary.
August 28, 2019 – Education Week
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
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
Flawed and outdated data systems frustrate policymakers and budget hawks alike when it comes to tracking and making the case for education funding.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

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