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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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Over two years, 27 communities have split from their home districts, and the new districts are mostly wealthier, whiter, and more property-rich than the ones left behind.
April 26, 2019 – Education Week
The prospects were bright earlier this year for dozens of states to overhaul antiquated formulas and take other big steps on K-12 funding. It’s proven a tricky task.
April 11, 2019 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Resources Required for ELLs
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
It's one thing to learn if an intervention works in schools and classrooms; it's another to know if it's worth the expense.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
Salaries for New York teachers increased more than $19,000 on average from 2002 to 2016, a new report from the Rockefeller Institute of Government found.
April 1, 2019 – Education Week
The school improvement industry is an unruly collection of outsiders. New research offers insight for greater cohesion, writes Thomas Hatch.
March 21, 2019 – Education Week
For the third straight year, President Donald Trump has proposed significant cuts to the U.S. Department of Education's budget.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
Marguerite Roza, a Georgetown school finance professor, provides five tips on how districts could prepare for the next recession, which many economists predict is right around the corner.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
We need to begin by overhauling how we think about all teachers’ worth, writes Ariel Sacks.
March 12, 2019 – Teacher
Legislative leaders are preparing a proposal to set aside $800 million a year for school districts that demonstrate strong outcomes. Skeptics call it unfair and say it wouldn’t work.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week

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