education funding
Public Education
Milwaukee Public Schools needs to be split up or taken over, says former Wisconsin governor

(The Center Square) – Wisconsin’s former governor says Milwaukee Public Schools must be “saved” for the students. Former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson told a crowd at the Milwaukee Press Club on… Read More

June 6, 2024
Public Education
New analysis considers impact of Tennessee rejecting federal K-12 education funding

(The Center Square) – No state has ever rejected federal funding for K-12 education, so when Tennessee looks at potentially doing that in a committee over the next few weeks… Read More

November 1, 2023
Public Education
Tennessee legislators to look into rejecting federal school funding in November

(The Center Square) – With additional COVID-19 federal K-12 school funding winding down, Tennessee continues its look at what school funding would look like without federal dollars, which amounted to… Read More

October 13, 2023
Public Education
Study: COVID cost Arkansas students $6.6 billion in lifetime earnings

(The Center Square) – Months of educational setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic are projected to create a $6.6 billion in total lifetime earnings loss for Arkansas students, according to… Read More

May 18, 2023
Public Education
K-12 public schools in NYC cost nearly $40,000 per student. That’s more expensive than the average private university

Public school funding in New York City is going through the roof – of the Empire State Building. Despite decreasing enrollment, NYC public schools are primed to spend… Read More

April 20, 2023
Public Education
LA charter school funding disparity remains under formula aimed at curbing it

(The Center Square) – In 2019-20 public charter schools received 27% less per student funding than traditional public schools in Los Angeles Unified School District, new research says. Read More

April 19, 2023
Opinion, Public Education
Kansas Reflector gaslights readers on school funding, makes false accusations of legislators

(The Sentinel) – A recent story about school funding in the Kansas Reflector reminded me of a quote by Winston Churchill – a lie gets halfway around the world… Read More

April 17, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Illinois reallocates $30 million of COVID-19 testing funds for classroom air purifiers

(The Center Square) – Around $30 million has been designated to distribute 60,000 HEPA air purifiers in more than 3,000 Illinois schools across the state. Mike Claffey, of the Illinois… Read More

April 10, 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
Rhode Island lawmaker wants to spend more taxpayer money to ‘close achievement gaps’

(The Center Square) – The chair of the Rhode Island General Assembly’s Senate Education Committee has introduced a trio of bills geared toward specific student populations across the state. State… Read More

February 27, 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
Tennessee turns table on feds, may reject federal education money

Tennessee, once among the most dependent states on federal dollars, may reject future federal help in education to clip the “strings attached.” House Speaker Cameron… Read More

February 8, 2023
Public Education
Nebraska governor proposes reforms to convoluted school funding system

The arcane, convoluted formula for public school funding in Nebraska is about to receive a significant makeover if Gov. Jim Pillen has his way. In Nebraska, property taxes… Read More

February 7, 2023
Drummond says ‘state actors’ responsible for misuse of COVID funds

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond said Tuesday, “a number of state actors and other individuals are ultimately responsible for millions in misspent federal relief dollars.” Drummond… Read More

February 3, 2023
Opinion, Public Education
Colorado teachers’ union will say anything to get more money

A new report from Colorado’s teachers’ union blames underfunding for a litany of issues, including school violence and a lack of LGBT-inclusivity. The Colorado Education Association (CEA)… Read More

January 30, 2023
Public Education
Study: Low achievement and teacher pay despite school funding increase in Kansas

(The Sentinel) – A report on education spending and student achievement covering the last three decades in Kansas shows that many students have been academically left behind despite large, inflation-adjusted… Read More

January 26, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Omaha school district spends COVID-relief funds to open $6.6 million health care center in poor performing high school

A Nebraska high school is using federal COVID-relief dollars on a health care center despite the extreme academic needs of its students. Benson High School (BHS) in Omaha… Read More

January 20, 2023
‘They are starving us to death,’ says union boss despite $53 billion ed budget

Texas teachers’ unions are outraged that education funding might go to any school but their own. The outrage followed Gov. Greg Abbott’s support for school choice in his… Read More

January 19, 2023
Charter school organizations rally together in lawsuit against Department of Education in response to new grant criteria

A West Virginia charter school organization has joined a lawsuit opposing the Department of Education’s new criteria for federal grant funding of charter schools. The West Virginia Professional… Read More

October 27, 2022
Public Education
Schools spending federal relief money on employee bonuses

(The Center Square) – School districts across the country are spending federal COVID-19 relief money on bonuses to employees saying their employees earned it for their work during the pandemic. Read More

October 13, 2022