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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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Regional economics, tax-averse voters, and other factors complicate the picture for policymakers aiming resources at K-12.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
When it comes to stagnant math and reading scores, we can’t afford to put our heads in the sand, writes Eric A. Hanushek.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
The $1.1 billion Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, better known as Title IV, can be used for everything from school safety training and suicide prevention to drama clubs and science programs.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
Fresh off a wave of strikes and protests in several states, education activists aim to turn that momentum into electoral victories in this fall's midterm elections.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
The White House is aiming to cut the money, mostly from unobligated funds, as part of a broader effort to reduce government spending.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
In the midst of statewide protests over low teacher pay and school spending, new federal data show that nine in 10 teachers spend their own money—often hundreds of dollars—on classroom supplies.
May 15, 2018 – Education Week
The extraordinary wave of teacher strikes highlights the fact that teachers, who make up the largest profession, have the power to demand and win funding changes when working collectively.
May 9, 2018 – Education Week
In some of the hottest real estate markets, principals can't afford to buy homes. Some districts aim to bridge the gaps between salaries and housing costs.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education has released state-by-state spending estimates for key programs based on the fiscal 2018 spending bill President Donald Trump signed last month.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
Amid widespread teacher strikes and protests, one Kentucky superintendent makes an appeal for increased investment in education.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week

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