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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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Although President Trump has made no official statements, some reports suggest the agencies could be scrapped.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
President Donald Trump's ascendance could upend K-12 education in ways that are felt from the Education Department in Washington to urban schools that serve big numbers of immigrant students.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
As the economy improves, administrators are turning to billboards, Twitter, and college job fairs to keep classrooms staffed.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
Thanks to a little-noticed ESSA provision, many schools are losing subsidies that once defrayed the testing costs for needy students.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
Gov. Dannel Malloy will seek to dramatically adjust the way Connecticut distributes more than $4 billion of state aid, he told legislators in his annual address, as the legislature gets back to business for the 2017 session.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
School finance formulas and implementation of the new federal education law are among the issues on the agenda as 50 state legislatures get to work for their 2017 sessions.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
Even without the $20 billion voucher program President-elect Donald Trump has championed, the new administration could use a variety of programs to boost school choice.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
The president entered office in 2009 with education a top priority, scoring game-changing policy wins in some areas before hitting stiff headwinds in his second term.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
Though it's not a spending measure, the Every Student Succeeds Act contains important new fiscal elements that could be affected by the federal budget debates in Washington.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts
As state officials set agendas for K-12 under the Every Student Succeeds Act, new resources are being released to help them figure out how to elevate school leadership.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week

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