Public Education
Washington collects $600 million more in taxes than lawmakers said they would for schools

(The Center Square) – The state of Washington collected nearly $600 million more in capital gains tax than expected for its schools. When legislators passed the state budget for 2023 to… Read More

June 1, 2023
Public Education
Seattle Public Schools overspent $67.5M through February

(The Center Square) – Seattle Public Schools spent $67.5 million more in expenditures than it received in revenue streams through February 2023, as school officials address a steep budget… Read More

April 3, 2023
Missouri House adds diversity rule, cuts state funds for libraries in budget sent to Senate

(The Center Square) – A day of vigorous debates in the Missouri House of Representatives ended at 10:56 p.m. on Wednesday as the state’s budget bills were approved and sent… Read More

March 30, 2023
Public Education
New dynamics influence education spending choices in Pennsylvania

(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania’s top education official told House lawmakers this week the state’s proposed budget makes a “down payment” on the future of schooling in the commonwealth. This,… Read More

March 24, 2023
Public Education
Florida lawmakers make K-12, welfare and Medicaid budget recommendations

(The Center Square) – Three of the biggest components of Florida’s state budget were revealed this week as lawmakers set out to appropriate $42 billion in state revenues for fiscal… Read More

March 23, 2023
Public Education
Seattle Schools will not consolidate next year despite deficit and budget cuts

(The Center Square) – Seattle Public Schools is working on its upcoming budget to address a $131 million deficit, but no consolidation of schools will occur in the 2023-24… Read More

March 22, 2023
In new record, Biden requests billions to advance gender agenda worldwide

(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden’s 2024 budget proposal requests billions of dollars to advance his gender and sexuality agenda around the world, allocating far more taxpayer dollars to… Read More

March 17, 2023
Public Education
Illinois State Board of Education discusses increased spending with House committee

(The Center Square) – Members of the Illinois State Board of Education are discussing their 2024 budget proposal, which includes an increase in funding. ISBE members met with the… Read More

March 16, 2023
Public Education
Biden budget requests $500 million for two years of free community college with focus on minorities

(Daily Caller) – President Joe Biden’s proposed fiscal year 2024 budget includes $500 million in discretionary funding to provide two years of free community college, according to the document released… Read More

March 9, 2023
Critics say Gov. Pritzker’s budget is ‘woke wishlist’

(The Center Square) – Illinois’ governor is calling out what he calls “carnival barkers” while critics say his plan for the state is a “woke wishlist.” Gov. J.B. Pritzker proposed… Read More

February 16, 2023
Legislation, Public Education
Wisconsin governor wants more money for public schools, less school choice for parents

(The Center Square) – Gov. Tony Evers wants to spend more than a $1.3 billion more over the next two years, but it’s almost certainly not going to happen. The… Read More

February 15, 2023
Public Education
‘We are at the tipping point’: Seattle Schools may consolidate due to $131M budget deficit

(The Center Square) – Seattle Public Schools is facing a deficit of $131 million that could cause the district to consolidate some of its schools. Student enrollment at… Read More

February 9, 2023
Ohio governor includes school choice, family-related tax cuts at forefront of proposed budget

(The Center Square) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine put education center stage Tuesday, saying the state’s future is defined by how well children are educated. He outlined an education focus on… Read More

February 1, 2023
Public Education
Colorado’s largest school district faces $9 million deficit amid enrollment decline

Declining enrollment, increased wages and staffing shortages have led to a projected $9 million budget deficit for Denver Public Schools. After local tax increases and more funding from… Read More

January 13, 2023
Public Education
Michigan taxpayers on the hook after governor signs $575M bill aimed at teacher shortage

(The Center Square) – Michigan taxpayers are on the hook for another $575 million after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced new programs on Tuesday aimed at boosting the number of teachers… Read More

December 14, 2022
Public Education
Tennessee’s Department of Education looking for $350M budget increase

(The Center Square) – A year after receiving $1 billion in additional funding for K-12 education, Tennessee’s Department of Education is asking for a $353.3 million increase in… Read More

November 17, 2022
Public Education
Florida district claims it cut its budget but that’s not what the numbers say

(The Center Square) – The superintendent of a Florida school district and a spokesperson both said the district has cut its operating expenses due to a drop in the… Read More

July 14, 2022