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August 26, 2019
After asking state for emergency aid, León says Newark does not face fiscal emergency
Roger León says he’s not worried about the Newark school district’s budget.
August 22, 2019
Newark seeks emergency state aid, saying it can’t afford school repairs or charter school payments
Budget shortfalls forced the district to cut teaching positions and postpone repairs. Now it's asking the state for $37 million in emergency aid.
Updated August 21, 2019
Teachers challenge Chicago’s timeline for adding school support staff at budget plan hearing
Why Chicago’s 600-plus schools won’t immediately see a bigger surge in support staff was a central question at a budget hearing before the city's new school board.
June 24, 2019
For the second year in a row, county leaders use one-time funding to grant Memphis schools part of its budget request
The decision reversed a rejection earlier in the meeting where most commissioners abstained from voting on a recommendation to increase recurring costs by $1.9 million.
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.
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.
The big ask
May 29, 2019
County commissioners weigh extra funding request by Memphis schools
Shelby County Schools has asked the county commission for $7.5 million more for early literacy programs, ACT prep and teachers for English language learners.
May 28, 2019
Memphis school board approves $1.4 billion budget with a focus on iZone expansion and early literacy
School board members unanimously approved a $1.4 billion budget Tuesday, and are asking county leaders for additional $7.5 million.
May 17, 2019
Memphis school leaders plan to ask the county for at least an additional $10 million for next school year
The 2019-20 budget is the first for Superintendent Joris Ray, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, and a majority of the 13-member county commission.
May 15, 2019
Advocacy groups push for Spanish translations, emotional support, and better facilities at Memphis schools
District officials and county commissioners at the meeting said they agreed with the teachers’ requests in principle, though they sometimes differed on specifics.
May 2, 2019
Tennessee charter leaders say special education funding could get shortchanged in governor’s new budget
Every charter leader in the Achievement School District signed a letter requesting that Gov. Bill Lee reconsider cuts to the allocation for priority school state grants for next year.
April 16, 2019
What you need to know as Newark votes Tuesday on new school board members, tax hike
Newark voters will choose three new school board members on April 16 and decide whether to approve a 2 percent property tax increase for schools.
meanwhile in albany
April 7, 2019
In wake of budget deal, Regents to analyze new spending plan for New York schools
For the first time Monday, New York’s Board of Regents will discuss the fresh spending plan, which will send $27.9 billion to school districts across the state, and how that will affect New York’s schools.
March 31, 2019
A $1 billion boost, mayoral control, and tweaks to parent councils — what to know about New York’s budget deal
Mayor Bill de Blasio earned a three-year extension of his control of city schools — the longest renewal since he took office in 2014.
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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