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April 26, 2017
Mayor’s budget includes funding for homeless students, 3-K for All, and air-conditioned classrooms
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2018 executive budget was hailed as a win by advocates who pushed the city to restore $10.3 million in funding for homeless students omitted from his draft budget.
April 21, 2017
Indiana budget deal would offer modest school funding increases plus a big fix for teacher bonuses
The budget is expected to go up for a final vote late Friday.
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.
who's the boss?
April 10, 2017
Lawmakers punt on mayoral control of New York City’s schools, setting the stage for another June showdown
The omission was somewhat surprising, since sources said last week that the deal was likely to give Mayor Bill de Blasio another one-year extension.
Follow the money
March 30, 2017
All Indianapolis districts gain state dollars under Senate budget plan
The Senate proposal calls for raising education funding by $358 million, or 3.25 percent, over the next two years.
the final countdown
March 28, 2017
State legislators are down to the wire to pass the budget. Here are the education items to watch
By the end of the week, lawmakers (may) have a deal on the big education funding issues facing the state, including how much to spend…
March 21, 2017
Why the Trump administration wants school districts to change their budgets — and how Title I could stand in the way
In calling for student-based budgeting, Trump joins a host of big-city school leaders and education reformers.
March 17, 2017
Memphis school leaders have extra money to invest for first time in years. Here’s how one student thinks they should spend it.
For a student perspective on the district's proposed budget, Chalkbeat spoke with Amal Altareb, a junior at Central High School.
By the numbers
March 16, 2017
$1.4 billion for school choice, AmeriCorps cuts, and other details from Trump’s first budget proposal
Trump wants to kickstart his plan to boost school choice with $1.4 billion for charter schools, private schools, and funds designed to follow students.
February 7, 2017
Is Jeffco Public Schools about to cut programs that haven’t gotten a chance to succeed?
In its bid to cut $20 million from next year's budget, Jeffco Public Schools is looking to eliminate two programs that have posted promising results so far.
January 24, 2017
What are Mayor de Blasio’s education priorities? Here’s what his preliminary budget tells us
Upgrades to SESIS, universal literacy by second grade, and better internet access in schools are all part of the plan.
January 9, 2017
Cuomo proposes an extra $35 million for after-school programs in high-need areas
Governor Cuomo released a plan to fund an extra 22,000 after-school program seats across the state.
October 24, 2016
Stepped-up budget calendar for Memphis schools gets praise from Hopson, school board
The budget timeline for Tennessee's largest school district would move up significantly under a proposal from Shelby County Schools' finance chief.
June 30, 2016
Budget is set, finally, for Memphis schools; now the spending begins
On the eve of its new fiscal year, leaders for Shelby County Schools iron out the final details of the district’s $959 million budget.
June 29, 2016
Memphis schools get budget win as county approves $22 million more for Tennessee’s largest district
Shelby County Schools gets most of what leaders wanted from county government, ending a month-long tug-of-war over funding.
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