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Special needs students get boost in Colorado school finance bill
Colorado school districts will get more money for students with more serious disabilities under a Public School Finance Act that received initial Senate…
April 18, 2019
To slow rising costs, district wants to help new Memphis teachers pay for college debt instead of retiree benefits
The district believes the change would be attractive to millennials who are “piled with debt,” said Lin Johnson, the deputy superintendent of finance and operations.
April 17, 2019
Shelby County commissioners hone in on building needs, in first joint meeting with Memphis school board
In their first look at Shelby County Schools budget, county commissioners Wednesday night mostly wanted to hear about how the district plans to address its…
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April 15, 2019
At more than $1 billion, Illinois tops the nation in school administration spending
Illinois also spends twice as much per pupil on school administration as the national average — $544 in Illinois to $226 nationwide.
April 11, 2019
Virtual schools see major budget cuts under Indiana Senate plan
Senate lawmakers have traditionally been more skeptical about virtual schools than their House counterparts.
April 5, 2019
Will Colorado reform its checkerboard of school taxes? Not this year.
A proposal that could have allowed Colorado to potentially invest hundreds of millions of dollars more into education by pushing some school districts to raise…
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April 4, 2019
Colorado K-12 funding unscathed as House considers state budget
Colorado’s K-12 education budget avoided cuts that some advocates had feared in the state House even as Republicans and Democrats brokered a deal…
April 4, 2019
Teachers union warns that bargaining will stall until Lori Lightfoot resolves leadership question
Chicago Teachers Union leaders said contract talks won't gain momentum until Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot decides if she’ll keep Janice Jackson or name a new schools chief.
April 1, 2019
Amid broader budget debate, a modest proposal for more Colorado school funding advances
A bill that would ask voters to let Colorado keep more tax revenue — with a third of the money going toward schools…
Updated April 1, 2019
Betsy DeVos joins Tennessee governor in full-court press for expanded school choice
While U.S. education chief Betsy DeVos isn't convincing members of Congress to expand education choices for families, she found a more receptive audience in Tennessee.
March 29, 2019
As New York state budget deadline approaches, mayoral control and education funding still in negotiations
While it seems likely that Mayor Bill de Blasio will retain control of schools through the end of his term in 2022 — possibly with some caveats — it’s still unclear how much education funding the governor, the Senate, and the Assembly will agree to distribute throughout the state.
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