- Florida schools get funding assurances amid reopening uncertainties
- Jul 7, 6:26 AM: The annual 'October count' of students won't matter as much in 2020-21, if districts submit approved plans.
- Opinion: K-12 officials shouldn’t oppose equal education opportunity
- > Jul 6, 5:38 AM: We don’t fund students in Kansas, we fund institutions, and the institutions would rather force kids to stay in the worst-performing schools than lose one dollar of revenue. These students absolutely can learn, but they’re denied
- Editorial: City schools trapped in spiral
- > Jul 2, 6:18 AM: It's stuck under years-long state management that limits how money can be spent. Charter schools are annually sucking more than $25 million from its budget. Miserly state lawmakers foist the responsibility for funding public
- Opinion: Remote School Is a Nightmare. Few in Power Care.
- > Jun 30, 8:08 AM: Yet the nightmarish withdrawal of the key social support underlying modern parenthood is being presented as a fait accompli, rather than a worst-case scenario that government is mobilizing to prevent. “This school system should be
- Judge denies state’s request for dismissal in education lawsuit
- Jun 30, 6:01 AM: A judge has denied the state of New Mexico’s request to dismiss a mammoth education lawsuit that has been at the center of public school funding and reform.
- Minnesota schools face uncertainty amid a pandemic-related budget crunch
- Jun 29, 5:51 AM: Minnesota school districts scrambling to prepare for an uncertain academic year are tallying the millions of dollars they'll have to spend — and that they could lose — as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Education advocates call for new approach to how schools get coronavirus aid
- > Jun 26, 6:54 AM: The Detroit Public Schools Community District, for example, with 81% of its students eligible for the federal lunch program, received $1,684 per student. Outside the district, Rutherford Winans Academy, a Detroit charter, received
- Schools Need $245 Billion to Reopen Safely, State Education Chiefs Estimate
- Jun 25, 8:22 AM: SCHOOLS WILL NEED AS much as $245 billion in additional federal support to safely reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a new estimate from the Council of Chief State School Officers shows.
- Schools upset over ‘CARES Act Swap’
- > Jun 25, 6:48 AM: A section of a budget solvency bill aimed at absorbing a revenue drop caused by the coronavirus pandemic and plummeting oil prices would reduce the appropriation to the school funding formula by about $45 million to reflect federal
- Ducey unveils aid package to help keep Arizona’s K-12 schools afloat during pandemic
- > Jun 25, 5:34 AM: Arizona students can attend class virtually in the coming academic year without public schools losing significant amounts of per-pupil funding, thanks to one of several measures rolled out by the governor on Wednesday to keep
- Michigan leaders urged to shield vulnerable students from education cuts
- Jun 23, 8:24 AM: Education advocates are calling on state leaders to insulate Michigan's most vulnerable students from the effects of steep budget cuts for which schools across the state are preparing amid the coronavirus crisis.
- Commentary: In tough times, our most disadvantaged students need our help
- > Jun 16, 6:13 AM: Disruption to education carries greater consequences for these students, as they are already more likely to be performing below their grade level and are less likely to be able to access distance learning at home. Moreover, at-risk
- Political Cartoon: Studying equality in school funding
- > Jun 15, 8:34 AM: All of those tuitions are well over twice what is spent on a kid in Philadelphia public schools ($15,562 per student, according to the PA Dept. of Education’s annual financial report). I guess rich kids are just harder to
- Pandemic-Stricken Schools Tell Senate They Need Help to Reopen
- > Jun 11, 9:16 AM: Without a large federal investment in the nation’s public school system, districts hit hard by the coronavirus will struggle to meet the needs of their pupils this fall as they try to reopen their doors, educators told a Senate
- Addressing systemic racism means equitably funding schools | Opinion
- Jun 11, 8:57 AM: We have a once in a generation opportunity to transform the systemic racism that shapes how public education is delivered in our region. Let’s turn our words into action now.
- The Schools That Cried ‘Wolf’
- Jun 10, 8:45 AM: Given how familiar schools’ complaints about underfunding are, it’s difficult to take at face value the coronavirus catalogue of demands.
- 26,000 containers of wipes, to start: What schools needs to fight coronavirus this fall
- Jun 10, 8:33 AM: School leaders across the nation are preparing to reopen campuses in the fall. And they’re quickly learning that, when it comes to necessary supplies, it isn’t going to be easy — or cheap.
- In unprecedented times, teachers brace for layoffs
- > Jun 9, 5:58 AM: Public school teachers and staff across Massachusetts are bracing for the most extensive school layoffs the state has seen in years as districts begin handing out pink slips to reduce costs in the face of possible deep budget
- Report: No Way to Reopen Schools Safely Without Federal Bailout
- Jun 8, 8:40 AM: A new cost estimate from school superintendents shows reopening following CDC guidelines is cost-prohibitive.
- Hamilton County educators frustrated as teacher raises, public education money cut from Gov. Bill Le
- Jun 8, 6:52 AM: As Tennessee faces a $1 billion budget shortfall and slashes raises meant for teachers and planned additional Basic Education Program funding, Hamilton County Schools also faces a budget shortfall.