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18 hours ago
In a change from previous years, Memphis schools likely to get less money than requested from county
A final vote on the county's budget is expected Monday.
23 hours ago
Detroit’s shared school bus route will expand in its second year, its backers consider its future
The GOAL Line, which transports students to and from Detroit schools, has been popular with parents, but the commission's 2020 budget has a $1.4 million deficit.
June 14, 2019
NYC leaders say a new budget puts them on the ‘path’ to closing the pre-K pay gap. But it’s not a done deal.
De Blasio said the budget “promises to create a pathway” to comparable salaries but offered no specific details, citing ongoing labor negotiations.
deal or no deal
June 13, 2019
Pre-K, school social workers in forefront of negotiations as NYC nears a budget deal
Sources briefed on budget negotiations said there was agreement to significantly reduce the number of schools that don’t have a single social worker.
Read my lips
June 11, 2019
As funding shrinks reading program, Tennessee governor says literacy remains a priority
Gov. Bill Lee says he’s reevaluating literacy strategies as funding dries up for the state’s popular initiative known as Read to be Ready.
June 10, 2019
Tennessee’s sweeping literacy initiative in jeopardy as funding dries up
Tennessee’s statewide network of literacy coaches is being dismantled this month and its popular summer reading program is in jeopardy.
June 6, 2019
Chicago schools equity chief promises new decision-making tool this summer
The former Tilden High School principal said that his office plans to begin showing its work sometime in the next few months.
June 5, 2019
Aurora district set to approve bigger budget, filled with more detail for the public
Aurora school budgets now include up to five times as many line items for how they’re spending, including for school nurses, administration, and physical education.
June 5, 2019
Dogged by money trouble and low enrollment, Tindley will downsize its charter network
Prominent Indianapolis charter network Tindley Accelerated Schools will consolidate its five schools to three amid continued financial hurdles.
June 4, 2019
To get more community input, Memphis schools chief recommends delaying a plan to consolidate 28 schools into 10
About seven months after the outgoing leader left Shelby County Schools with a major school facilities plan, Joris Ray says the district needs to listen more.
May 31, 2019
Tennessee bumps base teacher pay up to $36,000
The Tennessee State Board of Education approved a $1,000 increase for teachers with a bachelor’s degree and no teaching experience.
May 31, 2019
Chicago Public Schools will lay off 220 teachers, nearly 500 support personnel
The job cuts affected about a quarter of the city’s schools, according to the district.
Paying for pre-K
May 30, 2019
After a wave of backlash, New York City education department tweaks new pre-K and childcare contracts
Facing growing concern from providers, the New York City education department is making significant changes to new contracts for pre-K and childcare services.
Updated May 31, 2019
Aurora teachers voting on agreement for a pay raise, while waiting for new salary model
Aurora voters overwhelmingly passed a local tax increase in November, in part to support a raise for teachers.
May 30, 2019
Tennessee’s rural schools overlooked amid urban focus, says equity group
Rural Tennessee faces big challenges in providing an equitable education to a third of the state’s students, says a new report.
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