education spending
Public Education
Mississippi lawmakers consider 9.7% spending hike for K-12 education amid enrollment decline

(The Center Square) — Despite shrinking enrollment, Mississippi lawmakers are likely to give public schools a nearly 10% spending increase. New state Superintendent Robert Taylor made his debut before lawmakers… Read More

January 19, 2023
Public Education
Seattle Public Schools bus spending at all-time high despite fewer riders

(The Center Square) – Bus ridership within Seattle Public Schools has dropped since the pandemic altered normal school functions, yet this school year’s bus contract is at its highest… Read More

December 22, 2022
Public Education
Kansas K-12 spending ranked #11, but ‘bang for the buck’ falls to #38

(The Sentinel) – Public school spending and student achievement in Kansas resemble an escalator; one side (spending) goes up, and the other (achievement) goes down. That’s the analysis of a… Read More

November 22, 2022
Public Education
Report: New York has increased education spending, still needs accountability

(The Center Square) – A study by a nonpartisan watchdog group released Monday found that education spending has risen substantially in New York in recent years and that the state still… Read More

October 4, 2022
Public Education
Report: South Carolina inflation-adjusted K-12 spending rose 19% since 2002

(The Center Square) – South Carolina spends $14,310 per student in its K-12 public schools, an inflation-adjusted increase of 19% since 2002, according to a new study from… Read More

August 26, 2022
Public Education
Study: teacher benefits causing education spending to go up despite falling enrollments

(The Center Square) – A new study shows inflation-adjusted per-pupil K-12 school revenues in Illinois grew by 55% between 2002 and 2020 while enrollment numbers decreased. The rise in overall… Read More

August 23, 2022