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March 29, 2019
Newark’s traditional schools need more money, officials say, amid rising charter school costs
Newark school officials want voters to approve a 2 percent tax hike and lawmakers to provide more aid to help fund new projects in the district.
Updated March 4, 2019
Teacher pay, school vouchers among possibilities when Tennessee governor rolls out spending plan
Gov. Bill Lee will unveil his first proposed budget and deliver his first State of the State address on Monday.
February 21, 2019
School security could get $30 million boost in Tennessee under governor’s proposal
Gov. Bill Lee announces a $40 million school security initiative that would prioritize hiring more officers to keep students and teachers safe.
November 1, 2018
Proposed Colorado budget invests in attracting teachers and expanding college and work opportunities
The next governor will make his own budget recommendations, but this document represents a start.
October 17, 2018
Emanuel tries to shore up education legacy in final budget address
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel choked up twice during his final budget address to Chicago’s City Council Wednesday morning: once when he talked about…
September 4, 2018
What Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to not seek re-election means for schools
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to drop his reelection bid has serious implications for several big public education initiatives in Chicago and for…
July 25, 2018
Chicago schools pass $7.5 billion budget despite calls to halt vote
On Wednesday, the Chicago Board of Education voted to pass Chicago Public Schools’ $7.5 billion budget for the 2018-2019 school year, despite calls…
Race and equity
July 24, 2018
Here’s some advice for CPS’ future Chief Equity Officer in year one
When a small group of central office staff met earlier this year at Chicago Public Schools headquarters to discuss a grant, the conversation…
July 19, 2018
New budget gives CPS CEO Janice Jackson opportunity to play offense
Running Chicago’s schools might be the toughest tour of duty in town for a public sector CEO. There have been eight chiefs in…
June 12, 2018
Shelby County Commissioners recommend less aggressive pre-K funding plan
A committee of Shelby County Commissioners voted 4-2 Tuesday in favor of approving a plan that details funding for pre-K through 2022.
June 12, 2018
City budget includes influx for school accessibility, social workers for homeless students
This week’s agreement includes more funding for some of the city’s most vulnerable students.
What 'underfunded' means
April 26, 2018
What you need to know to follow the money debate behind the teacher walkouts
What do people mean when they say Colorado schools are underfunded?
April 17, 2018
Colorado teachers plan more walkouts, and Jeffco canceled classes one day next week
The announcements come after hundreds of teachers marched at the Capitol Monday to protect their retirement benefits and call for more school funding.
April 4, 2018
School security measure passes the Colorado Senate in late night reversal
This proposal divided Democrats, some of whom worry about increasing police presence in schools.
not so fast
April 2, 2018
Senate Republicans throw cold water on $35 million school safety proposal
As the Colorado Senate prepares to take up the budget, Republican members of the Joint Budget Committee didn’t exactly embrace a key amendment from the House.
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