Budget and Finance

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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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Principals, much like their teacher colleagues who are seeking elected office this year, want a bigger voice in shaping state education policy and other issues that directly affect schooling.
August 7, 2018 – Education Week
What is “assessment literacy,” and why should we all care about it? Testing expert W. James Popham explains.
July 31, 2018 – Education Week
Campaigns by states and school districts to persuade more students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid have largely been a success. The problem: too few of those students come from high-poverty schools.
July 25, 2018 – Education Week
Candidates are whipsawed by demands for higher teacher pay and more K-12 aid, along with pressure to hold the line on taxes and spending.
July 20, 2018 – Education Week
Legislation advances on career and technical education and on spending for the U.S. Department of Education, along with confirmation of key personnel.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Nearly 20 percent of teachers work second jobs during the school year, according to recent federal data. And some say that can put a strain on their instruction.
June 19, 2018 – Education Week
The Supreme Court is poised to deliver a blow to the teachers' unions any day now—and labor groups are trying to get ahead of it by pushing controversial state bills.
June 14, 2018 – Education Week
Jefferson County schools in Kentucky gave up a $15 million grant after 30 years and instead will spend $8 million to start a district-run early-childhood program.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
Education Week's latest analysis points to a funding hole as education competes with other state spending priorities and political obstacles.
June 6, 2018 – Quality Counts
School finance experts and civil rights advocates increasingly focus on how school aid is distributed under state funding formulas, not simply on funding levels.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week

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