funding
Public Education
Seattle Public Schools expect about $100M deficits over next 4 years

(The Center Square) – The teachers strike in Seattle is over, but Seattle Public Schools now face a bigger challenge: high budget deficits over the next four years. Read More

September 28, 2022
Public Education
Blame flies among Minnesota government agencies over $250 million fraud scheme

(The Center Square) – After taxpayers lost $250 million in what federal officials deemed “the largest pandemic fraud” in the nation, the government agencies involved are blaming each other. Read More

September 27, 2022
Public Education
Oregon Department of Education pays out tens of millions for severely under-enrolled Preschool Promise program

The Oregon Department of Education spent $90 million over the last two years in preschool grants even while the program was vastly under-enrolled, according to a report… Read More

September 26, 2022
Public Education
Michigan schools use one-time COVID relief for pay increases, increasing long-term taxpayer burden

(The Center Square) – Many Michigan schools are spending one-time federal COVID relief dollars on pay hikes that will increase the long-term taxpayer cost of education, according to more than… Read More

September 12, 2022
Opinion, Public Education
Former Kansas state senator isn’t telling the truth about school funding

(The Sentinel) – Sir Winston Churchill once said, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” That has certainly been… Read More

August 29, 2022
Public Education
Oversight Republicans investigate why DOE hasn’t spent COVID relief funds, role of teachers unions

(The Center Square) – Oversight Republicans have launched an investigation into how the U.S. Department of Education has handled billions of COVID-19 relief dollars, raising the alarm about the major… Read More

August 29, 2022
Public Education
Report questions Tennessee public school’s spending of $3.5B in COVID-19 relief funds

(The Center Square) – A new report from Beacon Center of Tennessee shows that school districts throughout Tennessee received a total of nearly $3.5 billion sent directly to… Read More

August 24, 2022
Public Education
The school bus won’t stop for some Seattle public school students this year

(The Center Square) – Some students of Seattle Public Schools will need to find a different way to get to school, which starts on Sept. 7. In a … Read More

August 24, 2022
Public Education
Final briefs filed as North Carolina Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in school funding case

(The Center Square) – Parties in North Carolina’s decades-long Leandro school funding lawsuit have filed final briefs in the case ahead of oral arguments at the state Supreme Court scheduled… Read More

August 16, 2022
Public Education
Oklahoma lawmaker wants pandemic relief money allocated to teacher bonuses

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma still has more than a billion dollars of pandemic relief money meant for education unallocated. One lawmaker said he’d like to see some of it… Read More

August 12, 2022
Public Education
Hutchinson said Legislature didn’t support spending surplus on teacher raises

(The Center Square) – Arkansas legislators designated a $1.6 billion surplus for tax breaks and school safety grants but did not take up teacher pay raises in a special session… Read More

August 12, 2022
Courts
Brief: Court-ordered funding transfers in North Carolina school spending case are unconstitutional

(The Center Square) – The John Locke Foundation and North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law are urging the North Carolina Supreme Court to reject an “unconstitutional” transfer from the state… Read More

August 5, 2022
Courts
State Supreme Court will hear decades-long North Carolina education funding case on Aug. 31

(The Center Square) – Dozens of “recognized leaders in the North Carolina business community” are weighing in on the decades-long Leandro school funding saga ahead of a state Supreme Court… Read More

July 29, 2022
Public Education
Report questions accounting practices of Oklahoma State Department of Education

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma’s Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency found $5.8 million of questionable expenditures coded as instruction during an audit of the school’s K-12 spending, according to… Read More

July 27, 2022
Public Education
New report questions higher education spending in Arizona

(The Center Square) – School spending surged in Arizona from 2018 to 2021. While teacher pay increased in that span, it didn’t expand at the rate that the state upped… Read More

July 27, 2022
Culture
California spent nearly $500 million on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives with clear CRT agenda in the last three years

California spent half a billion dollars on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” (DEI) initiatives since the 2020 fiscal year, according to a new report, even as the Golden State suffered… Read More

July 19, 2022
Public Education
Report: Unfunded state public pension liabilities projected to increase to $1.3 trillion for FY22

(The Center Square) – Unfunded state public pension liabilities are expected to increase to $1.3 trillion in fiscal 2022 if investment returns in the stock market are 0% or less,… Read More

July 19, 2022
Legislation
New Hampshire faces new lawsuit over school funding

(The Center Square) – A group of New Hampshire taxpayers is suing the state over its school funding formula, claiming it has created inequities by forcing some communities to increase local… Read More

July 18, 2022
Legislation
Missourians file for $1 million in tax credits in first weeks of private scholarship program

(The Center Square) – Missouri received applications for approximately $1 million in tax credits to fund scholarships to select private elementary and secondary schools during the first two weeks… Read More

July 11, 2022
Courts, Legislation
What powers do lawmakers have, and how much do the courts have, in school funding? North Carolina to decide

(The Center Square) — North Carolina lawmakers have some questions for the state Supreme Court to ponder in the decades-long Leandro school funding lawsuit. In an opening brief filed by… Read More

July 7, 2022