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August 2, 2019
5 big questions for Mayor Lori Lightfoot about Chicago school funding reform
Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised to reconsider how Chicago funds schools during the next school year and explore ways to spend more on students with the most need.
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July 31, 2019
The other school funding divide: States with more poor students tend to spend less, creating hard-to-fix disparities
A key driver of school funding inequity is one that is harder to see and might be harder to fix: massive differences in spending between states.
July 24, 2019
Unlikely education allies press Mayor Lori Lightfoot to reform Chicago school funding
Lightfoot’s team told Chalkbeat in a statement Monday that the mayor is “firmly committed” to equitable funding.
July 11, 2019
EdBuild, nonprofit that highlighted funding disparities, plans to close next year
Through next year, EdBuild plans to issue a handful of additional reports — including one that will be published at the end of this month.
May 30, 2019
Tennessee’s rural schools overlooked amid urban focus, says equity group
Rural Tennessee faces big challenges in providing an equitable education to a third of the state’s students, says a new report.
April 24, 2019
‘A shot across the bow’: Indiana cuts back on public funding for virtual charter schools
In the new budget approved late Wednesday, lawmakers dropped funding levels for online students to 85 percent of what students at brick-and-mortar public schools receive.
April 23, 2019
Indiana’s proposed budget boosts education spending. But does it go far enough on teacher salaries?
Indiana lawmakers unveiled a revised budget Tuesday afternoon that would pump $539 million more into K-12 schools.
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.
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April 10, 2019
Is Indiana using the best method for counting children living in poverty?
The poverty rate for school-age children in Indiana is declining, but some experts and educators say Indiana is undercounting high-need students.
April 7, 2019
Colorado districts moving quickly toward full-day kindergarten, complicating funding debate
Large Colorado school districts that collectively serve thousands of children in half-day kindergarten programs are preparing to switch to full-day programs this fall, potentially pushing…
April 5, 2019
Indiana Senate Republicans hope to curb funding cuts to high-poverty districts
The Indiana Senate is aiming to craft a plan that would cushion losses for districts that depend on so-called complexity funding.
April 4, 2019
Full-day kindergarten across the nation: How does Colorado compare?
As Colorado's full-day kindergarten expansion plan nears the finish line, a look at how its kindergarten policies compare to other states.
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.
Updated March 27, 2019
Controversial education voucher proposal clears second hurdle in Tennessee legislature
Gov. Bill Lee notched a significant win Wednesday as a key legislative committee advanced his controversial education voucher proposal.
Updated March 19, 2019
Voucher bill clears first hurdle in Tennessee’s legislature
Legislation that would create a new type of voucher program advances out of a House education subcommittee.
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