budget
Public Education
Denver Public Schools nearly $20M in the red due to migrant influx from southern border

Denver Public Schools (DPS) faces a major budget shortfall after nearly 3,000 students have crossed the southern border and enrolled in public schools at no cost, aided by current Biden… Read More

January 31, 2024
Public Education
New York educators bemoan ‘budget cuts’ despite a billion-dollar increase

New York educators are up in arms about Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed budget for 2025, even though it includes a billion-dollar increase for public education. Hochul’s proposed $233 billion budget… Read More

January 26, 2024
Legislation
Statewide ESAs, budget priorities in Tennessee legislative session

(The Center Square) – Tennessee’s 2024 legislative session will begin Tuesday with the Republican party looking to pass a budget, statewide K-12 education savings accounts, business tax cuts, enhanced school… Read More

January 9, 2024
Courts
‘Budgeting is an artform, not a science,’ claims NYC teachers’ union in suit against mayor, who wants a balanced budget

The New York City teachers’ union is suing Mayor Eric Adams for budget cuts caused by the city’s immigration crisis. The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) filed the… Read More

January 4, 2024
Culture
Inflation continues to burden American families this Thanksgiving

A year after America’s most expensive Thanksgiving, high inflation continues to impact middle and lower class American families. One analysis shows the average household spent $709… Read More

November 22, 2023
Public Education
Chicago Public Schools gets 53% boost in per-pupil revenues, but academics lag

(The Center Square) – Chicago’s mayor has talked about the amount of money invested in his city’s public schools and the Chicago teachers’ union has said the system has been… Read More

September 19, 2023
Public Education
Arizona public school funding per student to hit record level

(The Center Square) – New numbers from the Arizona Joint Legislative Budget Committee paint a clearer picture in the ongoing debate on school choice and funding for public education. When… Read More

August 17, 2023
Public Education
Audit of the Illinois State Board of Education shows continued problems

(The Center Square) – Overstating its budget, failure to properly audit license requirements and other reporting issues are all listed in an Illinois Auditor General report of the Illinois State… Read More

June 21, 2023
Legislation
School choice group says Illinois parents in limbo with fate of Invest in Kids program unknown

(The Center Square) – Nearly 10,000 scholarship recipients and their families face uncertainty after Illinois lawmakers failed to extend the Invest in Kids program.  The program, which grants tax credits… Read More

June 19, 2023
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
Culture
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
Culture
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
Culture
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