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March 27, 2018
With the New York state budget deadline nearing, here are the education issues we’re watching
A number of issues have yet to be resolved: the overall level of education spending, school safety measures, and charter school funding.
March 23, 2018
Colorado schools are getting a major bump in the state’s 2018-19 budget
“We believe this is the most significant reduction in what used to be called the negative factor since it was born."
In the money
March 23, 2018
Here’s how Colorado schools would spend an extra $100 million (or more) from the state
Legislators on the Joint Budget Committee unanimously decided this week to set aside $100 million to “buy down” the budget stabilization factor.
March 20, 2018
Denver parents worry budget changes will hurt students with special needs, despite district assurances
“The improvements that they’re proposing to make, they’re all great. But don’t do it on the backs of kids with special needs.”
let the games begin
March 13, 2018
Assembly pushes for $1.5 billion boost to education spending
The proposed increase — which would bring total education spending to $27.1 billion — is significantly more than the governor’s suggested $769 million increase.
March 7, 2018
Why Colorado lawmakers are fighting over a ‘rounding error’ in school funding
Republicans and Democrats can't agree on what to do with the extra money that comes from having fewer students.
By the numbers
February 12, 2018
Trump’s proposed education budget: more for school choice, less for teacher training
The budget plan, released Monday, amounts to a doubling down on Betsy DeVos’s central belief. (It's also likely to be ignored.)
January 30, 2018
Higher property values mean Colorado is getting a refund on K-12 education
Colorado is getting back $104 million that the state planned to spend on schools because local property taxes generated a lot more money than anyone anticipated.
to the left to the left
January 9, 2018
Teachers unions are ‘thrilled’ by Gov. Cuomo’s education agenda, but school funding remains in play
As Cuomo seeks re-election and maybe a presidential bid, he has championed progressive values. Advocates wonder whether that will turn into more funding for education.
January 2, 2018
As Gov. Cuomo lays out his 2018 agenda, here’s what that could mean for New York’s schools
Those proposals, however, are a far cry from anything particularly splashy or controversial.
trumped up problems
December 12, 2017
As budget talks begin, top New York lawmaker eyes cuts from Washington
The federal landscape could mean this session’s storyline is more about a battle with Washington than internal state politics.
June 21, 2017
How a Memphis school that missed the turnaround tide plans to catch up under Hopson’s budget
Hawkins Mill Elementary is one of more than a dozen schools chosen to receive extra funds next school year in an effort to foster turnaround instead of closure.
June 20, 2017
Memphis schools to lose $5 million in federal dollars for poor students
Shelby County Schools will lose $5 million in federal funding that provides extra dollars for high-poverty schools and districts.
vying for vouchers
May 23, 2017
On Betsy DeVos’s budget wish list: $250M to ‘build the evidence base’ for vouchers
The funding boost aimed at justifying private-school choice programs is one way DeVos is delivering on years of advocacy for those programs.
By the numbers
May 1, 2017
Budget deal would spare AmeriCorps, which supports thousands of schools
Schools and education nonprofits that rely on AmeriCorps workers may soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief — at least temporarily.
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