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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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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
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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
Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie have quietly committed more than $250 million to education-related efforts, but their philanthropic strategy differs from other tech billionaires.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
While last year’s teacher walkouts were focused primarily on stagnant wages and crumbling classrooms, the strike demands now are more far-reaching.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
Philanthropies may be moving away from big new investments with a K-12 academic focus and toward areas like social and emotional learning and wraparound services, Grantmakers in Education finds.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week

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