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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Innovative designs aim to save money, protect the environment, and boost student performance and health. But there’s a lot to consider in making such schools truly sustainable.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
A growing segment of the municipal-bond market serves communities hoping to leverage the promise of energy efficiency and environmental responsibility to finance big-ticket projects.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
House and Senate proposals differ on changes to the federal tax code that could affect out-of-pocket teacher expenses, school choice, and even federal funding.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
David Cox, the superintendent in western Maryland's Allegany County, says his schools need more resources—such as behavioral specialists—to help support students whose families are impacted by opioids.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
Those overseeing state education departments cope with staff and budget pressures even as they welcome new flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
Trump's budgetary priorities don't line up with the education he chose for his son, write Elaine Weiss and Christopher T. Cross.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
The political maneuvers used by education policy advocates to animate moderate voters over those issues in New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington could provide a script next year when 38 governors and most state legislators are up for election.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
Proposals being considered in Congress could end up shrinking revenue available for state and local leaders to spend on public schools, advocates warn.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
Here's a look at how things have turned out on several key campaign pledges a year after Trump's upset presidential victory.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
Here are five questions—and some answers—about the popular tax deduction for teachers that the Republicans’ proposed tax overhaul has put on the chopping block.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week

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