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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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From budgeting on a shoestring to breaking down information silos to guarding against breaches, five school district tech leaders discuss their biggest worries.
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Nobody likes "lunch shaming," but school nutrition directors say the issue of overdrawn school lunch accounts is more complicated than many realize—and poverty's not always the culprit.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
A new team will be devoted full time to providing technical support to schools and districts in the aftermath of hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other disasters.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
The nation and many states are doing a better job in finding the money for public schools than assuring that it’s spent in an equitable manner across all districts, federal data show.
June 5, 2019 – Quality Counts
Policymakers feel the squeeze as popular support for increased education funding collides with an aversion to taxes and the education bureaucracy.
June 5, 2019 – Quality Counts
Fresh research bolsters the case for more public school funding—but debate rages on how to spend it in a way that boosts achievement.
June 5, 2019 – Quality Counts
The field may be swimming in data, but there’s still blank spots when it comes to assembling a complete picture of how $600 billion in public school funding gets spent.
June 5, 2019 – Quality Counts
A dramatic boost in Title I aid features in proposals by both former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in their quests for the Democratic presidential nomination.
June 5, 2019 – Education Week
The House subcommittee that handles the U.S. Department of Education's budget unveiled its spending proposal last week. This was a chance for newly empowered House Democrats to show just how far apart they are from Trump on issues like Title I, Title IV, and other programs Trump wants to eliminate.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week
Advocates have high hopes that the new law’s school-level data will fuel debate over spending, but the numbers are still trickling out.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week

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