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A School District in Fiscal Free-Fall Scrambles to Avoid Crash Landing
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A School District in Fiscal Free-Fall Scrambles to Avoid Crash Landing

Emotions remain raw as educators and residents in a rural Wisconsin district dig for solutions after being denied the option of dissolving. (January 31, 2020)

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State lawmakers searching for new streams of money to fund education confront whether sources other than property and sales taxes can actually provide the sustained, predicable revenue they need.
March 11, 2020 – Education Week
Democrats decry plans to slash Education Department funding and cut key programs as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defends the Trump administration's budget request.
March 4, 2020 – Education Week
Education Week finds that few of the nearly 30 states with programs that pay tuition at private schools or tax-credits to incentivize businesses and individuals to do so require private schools to follow standard policies used to ensure transparency and accountability in the nation’s public schools.
March 11, 2020 – Education Week
More than a dozen governors have proposed raising teacher pay so far this year, an Education Week survey finds, and teacher advocates vow to keep the heat on.
February 26, 2020 – Education Week
The president’s plan to shrink U.S. Department of Education funding by nearly 8 percent in part by consolidating 29 major programs into a single, $19.4 billion block grant is managing to kick up plenty of dust.
February 26, 2020 – Education Week
Emotions remain raw as educators and residents in a rural Wisconsin district dig for solutions after being denied the option of dissolving.
February 12, 2020 – Education Week
In his State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump urged passage of a $5 billion federal program that would provide tax-credits to cover the cost of private school scholarships.
February 12, 2020 – Education Week
Emotions remain raw as educators and residents in a rural Wisconsin district dig for solutions after being denied the option of dissolving.
February 12, 2020 – Education Week
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January 29, 2020 – Education Week
Legislators in New Hampshire turned down $46 million in federal charter school grants, concerned about continued costs once the money ran out.
January 22, 2020 – Education Week

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