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May 15, 2019
The Aurora school district has a funding plan for the new $39 million DSST campus
Aurora Superintendent Rico Munn assured the school board that the district will still not pay more than 50 percent of the building’s cost.
November 5, 2018
New $85 million Englewood high school to focus on science and technology, careers
Chicago Public Schools announced Monday that it will open a “state-of-the-art” high school focusing on career-preparation and math, science and engineering education in…
May 8, 2017
New Memphis school buildings get green light on design funds
Shelby County leaders take the first step toward rebuilding two Memphis elementary schools.
November 8, 2016
Tax measures falter in two of three northern Colorado school districts, according to early returns
School tax measures faltered in two of three northern Colorado districts Tuesday. In the Poudre district, a mill levy override passed and a bond vote was too close to call.
Lawmakers wrap it up
May 11, 2016
Legislative session ends on hopeful note for rural schools
Bills intended to help ease rural teacher shortages and generate more money for fixing and building schools won approval on the legislative session’s final day.
Friday Capitol Roundup
January 15, 2016
School districts get tiny bit of good budget news
Current per-pupil funding would increase very slightly and the K-12 funding shortfall would shrink under budget adjustments proposed by the Hickenlooper administration.
$15 million question
January 13, 2016
New Jeffco board to reconsider school construction, budget issues Thursday
The likely votes would be the first to roll back decisions by the recalled Jefferson County school board members.
May 21, 2015
State construction grant will upgrade 93-year-old school
New grants recommended by the state’s school construction board include a $14.9 million project to renovate and expand a 93-year-old school for the rural Edison district.
November 12, 2014
City gets state funding to open a construction-focused P-TECH
New York City will receive a slice of $28 million in state aid over the next seven years to open a seventh P-TECH, or Pathways…
November 2, 2014
Contributions ramp up in Adams school tax campaigns
Campaign committees supporting tax increases in four Adams County school districts have raised just over $222,000, according to final pre-election spending reports filed with the Department of State.
October 15, 2014
Developers, contractors, teachers union big donors in district tax campaigns
Campaign committees supporting proposed school district tax increases around the state have raised nearly $340,000, according to reports filed with the secretary of state this week.
May 22, 2014
Modest list of BEST grants recommended for next year
The state school construction board has recommended projects totaling $67.9 million for 2014-15, a significantly lower total than those approved in prior years. A year…
April 4, 2014
New Stapleton high school opens old wounds
The construction of a new high school in Stapleton has sparked a showdown between the district and one of the city's most vocal community. It has drawn attention to communication failures that other, less vocal communities have complained of for years.
January 31, 2014
Pre-K in and charter schools out in de Blasio school construction plan
The Department of Education today unveiled a $12.8 billion plan to add 39,500 seats to the city's schools by 2019. The plan adds 7,000 more seats than the Bloomberg administration had planned for, mostly for pre-K seats, but does not allocate any funds to charter school construction.
January 22, 2014
Budget panel launches BEST oversight bill
The legislative Joint Budget Committee has unanimously approved introduction of a bill that would give the legislature greater control over part of the Building Excellent Schools Today program.
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