- What’s Behind the Fight Over the Biden Administration’s Stance on Charter School Funding
The Biden administration’s push to tighten the use of federal charter school aid continues to draw heat, with the U.S. Department of Education combing through more than 26,000 public comments on rules it proposed in March. >
Jun 7, 9:37 AM:
- Va. Gov. Youngkin hints at budget amendments on education, gas tax
- > Jun 7, 9:30 AM: For the first time in about a half century, this rural community on the Tennessee border has scrounged up what it needs to build a new elementary school to replace three moldy, leaking campuses that are well past their expiration
- House GOP Seeks School Funding Revamp, Voucher Expansion
- Jun 7, 9:13 AM: Arizona House Republicans are working to finalize a deal that would substantially boost funding for K-12 public schools and enact a major expansion of the state’s private school voucher system.
- Free-market think tank calls for expanded school choice policies and tax reforms
A Harrisburg free-market think tank unveiled its 2023 legislative agenda this week, which proponents say is backed by polling data and could help revitalize the commonwealth – if lawmakers adopt their recommendations. >
Jun 7, 9:02 AM:
- California Education Officials Call for More Investment in Community Schools
- Jun 7, 8:48 AM: State and education officials called on Monday for more investment in so-called community schools, which are intended to offer more resources for students and their families than traditional schools.
- NY charter networks sue US Department of Education over ‘promised’ funds
- Jun 7, 8:43 AM: Four New York charter schools and networks filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Education Monday alleging nearly $1 million in grant money was “stripped” from their classrooms.
- Kansas City charter schools could see millions more in funding
- > Jun 7, 8:38 AM: For years, charter school educators and families in Kansas City and St. Louis have alleged their schools were being shortchanged in funding. Thanks to a new state law, their schools may soon see an increase in the dollars they
- NYC public school families to receive $375 per child for food benefits through federal COVID relief
- > Jun 7, 8:21 AM: All New York City public school families regardless of income will receive $375 per child in food benefits to help cover the costs of meals from last summer during the pandemic —whether they attended summer school or
- Wisconsin schools taking time to strategize use of COVID-19 relief funds
Most of the money given to Wisconsin schools to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to be spent. However, school officials say there are good reasons the money hasn’t been spent yet.
Jun 6, 8:49 AM:
- Kids’ Free Lunches That Started In Pandemic Now Ending
With funding for free school lunches ending, many families will be feeling the pinch this summer and beyond.
Jun 6, 8:45 AM:
- Opinion: Pause HISD’s plan to centralize school funding
- > Mar 31, 8:02 AM: Houston’s school board needs to take the time the city deserves to see if consolidating budget power back to the top is the right way to go. As such, we respectfully call for the board to stand up for the community and ensure a
- Texas schools won’t lose funding for attendance drops during the pandemic
- Mar 30, 7:56 AM: In Texas, schools are funded based on the number of students enrolled and the daily attendance on campus.
- Arizona Republicans’ school funding rush job is a disaster waiting to happen
- Mar 30, 6:37 AM: Republicans' rush job to overhaul the state's complex school funding formula to benefit charter schools is almost laughable. Or it would be, if it wasn't for the kids it'll hurt.
- Last-minute K-12 funding overhaul clears House committee
- > Mar 29, 5:51 AM: An eleventh-hour proposal that would make sweeping changes to how Arizona schools are funded won Republican approval on a legislative panel Monday, despite the devastating budget cuts that critics say many schools will face if it
- Washington spends $18,175 per student, according to new budget numbers
- > Mar 21, 9:27 AM: Average per-student funding in Washington state is $18,175, according to new 2021-2022 school year budget numbers from fiscal.wa.gov, the state’s revenue and expenditure data website. That compares to the national average of
- In a full day of proceedings, Pa. court hears closing arguments in school funding trial
- Mar 11, 6:53 AM: Pennsylvania’s current school funding model has created a system of ‘haves and have-nots,’ one lawyer argued.
- A wealth of cash in L.A. Unified but for how long?
- > Mar 9, 9:24 AM: The financial forecast for Los Angeles schools calls for relatively blue skies for three years — including $3 billion left over at the end of the current school year — but warns that there could be serious shortfalls later,
- Opinion: It’s time for student-centered education funding. Pass HB5283
- Mar 4, 7:03 AM: For decades, where a student lives and where they go to school have determined the education funding they receive, and limited the opportunities they have for success in and out of the classroom.
- Testimony in Pennsylvania’s school funding trial is over. What happens now?
- Feb 28, 6:59 AM: After 40 witnesses took the stand over the course of more than three months, testimony in the landmark trial over how Pennsylvania funds public education ended this week.
- With School Choice Spreading, It’s Time to Fix School Funding, Too
- Feb 24, 9:41 AM: As school choice becomes mainstream, states need to update school-finance formulas that fail to fund all kids fairly.