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Idaho school savings accounts top $250 million
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Jul 26, 6:31 AM: Idaho school districts and charter schools stashed more than $250 million in 2016. The unspent money, up roughly $35 million from 2015, resides in fund balances, or district savings accounts.
Panel signs off on major spending plan for Nevada schools
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May 19, 6:25 AM: A Legislative budget subcommittee on Thursday signed off on a big chunk of the public schools budget for the coming two years, voting to include $63 million in revenue from a new 10 percent retail tax on recreational marijuana as >
Despite increases in funding, some D.C. schools face possible cuts
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May 19, 6:05 AM: Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) called her proposed education budget for next fiscal year the “largest investment ever” for D.C. schools. Yet many parents and teachers across the District don’t see it that way because their schools are >
Public, charter school budget gets approval from committee
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May 18, 6:10 AM: The House Education Committee unanimously approved the state budget plan for next year’s public and charter schools Wednesday.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she will raise per-pupil spending by 2 percent next year
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May 12, 6:41 AM: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Thursday that she will increase the per-pupil funding for schools by 2 percent next year after education advocates had chided her for not investing enough money when she first announced her budget >
Parents, school leaders urge ‘no’ vote on mammoth education bill
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May 8, 5:53 AM: A swift outcry of condemnation came over the weekend from many parents, teachers and school administrators who want the Florida Legislature to reject a $419 million, 278-page K-12 public schools bill — which was decided behind >
Senate leader readies bill to overhaul school funding
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Apr 20, 6:08 AM: Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff hopes to release by the end of the week his bill to drastically rewrite how public schools are funded and to reroute more funding from neighborhood schools when students leave for public charter >
Mayor says she is ‘confident’ education budget meets students’ needs
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Apr 18, 5:31 AM: Education advocates on Monday called on the D.C. Council to reject Mayor Muriel Bowser’s per-student funding increase for next year, saying it falls far short of what city schools need.
Senate has different ideas for ‘schools of hope’ dollars
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Apr 13, 5:49 AM: The senator in charge of negotiating education spending for next year's budget said late Wednesday the Senate is willing to consider the House's $200 million plan to help students in perpetually failing public schools -- but not >
Even under adjusted funding formula, California’s poorest schools still lose out, report says
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Apr 7, 6:47 AM: A funding formula signed into law four years ago has mostly leveled the playing field among the state’s school districts, a report released Thursday found — but the money is not necessarily going to the neediest >
Advocates push for more school spending
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Mar 14, 5:51 AM: Advocates for boosting education funding took center stage at the Capitol on Monday, arguing through polling and voting results that Oregonians want more money spent on schools.
Kansas Supreme Court rules school funding inadequate
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Mar 3, 5:36 AM: The Kansas Supreme Court on Thursday ruled unanimously that state funding to schools is inadequate and gave the Legislature a June deadline to enact changes, scrambling a legislative session already consumed by a sprawling budget >
Seattle School Overcomes Segregation
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Oct 20, 9:05 AM:

From the outside, Leschi Elementary School seemed a model of diversity. Black, white and brown students filed through its doors each morning, and peace reigned on the playground.

FL Charter Solvency Questioned
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Oct 6, 6:53 AM:

The Lake County School Board has delayed approving an application for a high-performing charter school in Minneola, citing concerns about the financial stability of the applicant.

Charter schools shortchanged
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Sep 29, 5:53 AM:

Equitable funding for students living in poverty being currently debated in Indianapolis for Title I schools in the state of Indiana. Fairly assesses the issue. 

Chicago Schools Face Crash
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Sep 8, 8:45 AM:

The nation’s third-largest public school system is set to open Tuesday without enough money to make it through the school year, as layoffs, school closings and contract fights have failed to stem mounting fiscal problems. >

Funds To Achieve
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Jul 8, 6:59 AM:

Minnesota DOE funding regulations change to attack achievement gap and desegregation. Includes commentary from proponents of programs, but none from opponents.

Budget Cuts, But For What?
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Jul 2, 6:14 AM:

Chicago mayor proposes $175 million tax increase and $200 million budget cut to pay teacher pensions. Includes Union VP, mayor, and CPS chief administrator's commentary, but none from students, teachers or parents.

Philly Charters Feel The Pressure
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Apr 23, 6:42 AM:

School funding shortfall affecting both charter and traditional public schools. Charters often receive less per-pupil, advocates claim charter administrators use funds more efficiently. Governor's budget proposal inhibits charter >

NY Charter Aid
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Apr 6, 7:33 AM:

Recently approved state budget allocates $25 million to the Senate for which charter schools are eligible. New aid money estimated at $225 per-pupil increase for charter schools statewide. Allocation enables legislators to target >

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