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November 7, 2018
School funding, pensions, pre-K: Here are 8 education issues J.B. Pritzker will face as governor
Steinmetz High School in northwest Chicago, where Emily Jade Aguilar graduated last year, had just four school counselors. In a school of more…
Give and take
February 26, 2018
Aurora district may start sharing local dollars with charters a year early, in exchange for higher fees
The plan would help the district comply with last year's law requiring districts share their local tax increases.
February 26, 2018
Leadership that controls school funding will change in Memphis this year. Here’s who is running
Shelby County voters will elect a new mayor and a mostly new county commission this year.
February 6, 2018
Colorado’s superintendents want (a lot) more money for schools and a new way to divvy it up
Colorado’s superintendents want to change how the state distributes money to school districts – but only if voters approve a $1.7 billion tax increase for education.
January 16, 2018
Facing a state budget crunch, Gov. Cuomo proposes modest 3 percent education boost
Cuomo put forward a $769 million increase in school aid during his executive budget address on Tuesday, less than half of that sought by the state’s Board of Regents.
November 21, 2017
Breaking: Indiana didn’t set aside enough money for schools. Senate leader says a fix is ‘top priority.’
The news of a funding shortfall comes as the state continues to see declining revenue.
In the dark
August 18, 2017
With solar eclipse looming, shuttered school planetarium represents ‘missed opportunity’ for Memphis students
Craigmont High School's planetarium is a significant teaching tool that’s tailor-made for the rare atmospheric event, but it sits idle and in need of a makeover.
Leadership & Management
May 9, 2017
After raucous rollout, charter school compromise sailing through Colorado statehouse
House Bill 1375, which was approved 46-19, is far from a done deal. The state Senate must give initial approval by midnight tonight.
April 20, 2017
The budget outlook just got better for Shelby County Schools
Revenues for Tennessee's largest school district will be higher than expected, leading to an amended proposed budget with more investments for Memphis schools.
April 17, 2017
New coalition asks Memphis mayor to pump $10 million into education
The city needs to get back in the business of funding public education, says a diverse group of stakeholders in an April 13 letter to Mayor Jim Strickland.
April 14, 2017
It’s past the halfway point at the Tennessee legislature. Here are proposals that still could change the state’s schools.
Less than half of the more than 150 separate proposals originally filed with the Tennessee General Assembly are still standing, on issues ranging from school discipline to turnaround.
March 15, 2017
Before Trump speaks in Nashville, here are five things to know about school choice in Tennessee
Tennessee is a battleground state in the debate over school tuition vouchers, and has seen steady growth in its charter school sector since 2003.
Spliting the pie
February 8, 2017
Should Colorado charter schools get a share of local tax increases? Some Colorado lawmakers think so.
The combined total school districts would be required to send to the state’s charter schools according to a legislative report: $94.4 million.
TN in DC
February 2, 2017
Tennessee school board leaders met this week with Sen. Lamar Alexander. Here’s what they talked about.
Three issues shaping Tennessee public education get the ear of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander as representatives of the state's school boards association travel to D.C.
January 27, 2017
Denver Public Schools already provides more money to educate low-income students, but it wants to do more
Next school year, DPS plans to provide schools with an extra $80 per student for some of its highest-needs students.
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