funding
Public Education
Education spending claims major percentage of Michigan’s 2023 budget

(The Center Square) – The fiscal year 2023 budget agreed upon by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-majority Legislature boasts some of the largest increases in education spending in Michigan… Read More

July 7, 2022
Public Education
County forced to take pay up after Arizona school district found with sourceless spending

(The Center Square) – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors recently discovered that the Maricopa Accommodation School District went more than $2 million over their approved line of credit for… Read More

July 1, 2022
Public Education
Michigan’s $77B budget lacks tax relief but bails out pensions, offers record funding for schools

(The Center Square) – The GOP-led Michigan Legislature approved a $77 billion budget for fiscal year 2023, striking a deal with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that left $7 billion of… Read More

July 1, 2022
Legislation
SCOTUS nonpublic school funding ruling a victory for Illinois school choice advocates

(The Center Square) – Opponents of school choice in Illinois who say extending public funding to religious schools would be a violation of the separation of church and state… Read More

June 28, 2022
Homeschools
Five ways homeschool families can find educational savings  

If you’re new to homeschooling near Kansas City (and beyond!), you may be wondering how to save money as you educate your children.  Here are five tips… Read More

June 22, 2022
Public Education
Georgia gubernatorial candidates spar over new teacher pay increases

(The Center Square) – Stacey Abrams, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, wants to increase the pay for teachers in Georgia. But Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s campaign called the plan a “Hail… Read More

June 22, 2022
Public Education
Salt Lake City schools get millions in extra federal emergency cash, still project nearly $40M deficit

(The Center Square) – The Salt Lake City school district projects a nearly $40 million deficit next school year despite a large injection of federal pandemic relief money… Read More

June 13, 2022
Legislation
Hawaii has much to teach the mainland on how to fund students

(reimaginED) – I recently published a white paper on K-12 funding equity in Arizona. The news was not great. Back in 1980, Arizona lawmakers were concerned about a Serrano vs. Priest-style… Read More

June 6, 2022
Public Education
Pennsylvania funding for education up 40% since 2000

(The Center Square) – Though the Pennsylvania Department of Education is fighting a lawsuit over whether it adequately funds low-wealth school districts, the broader picture of education spending in… Read More

May 12, 2022
Public Education
UM gets $1.25 million to help middle schoolers in core subjects

(The Center Square) – A federally funded program to help middle school students improve in math, science and language arts showed favorable outcomes and will be increased and extended… Read More

May 5, 2022
Public Education
Lee signs new Tennessee public school funding formula into law

(The Center Square) – A new funding formula for public education in Tennessee was signed into law by Gov. Bill Lee on Monday. Lee said, “it’s long overdue that we… Read More

May 3, 2022
Legislation
Iowa U.S. Senators propose bill mandating disclosure of total interest on student loans

(The Center Square) – College students would learn the estimated total interest they would pay on an education loan before they take it out if a law proposed by Iowa’s… Read More

March 21, 2022
Public Education
Washington spends $18,175 per student, according to new budget numbers

(The Center Square) – Average per-student funding in Washington state is $18,175, according to new 2021-2022 school year budget numbers from fiscal.wa.gov, the state’s revenue and… Read More

March 21, 2022
Public Education
Wisconsin Lawmakers Okay Plan To Make School Spending Numbers Transparent To Taxpayers

(Benjamin Yount | The Center Square) – Parents and taxpayers in Wisconsin are one step away from having a much easier time finding out where their local schools spend their… Read More

October 1, 2021
Public Education
Report: Only half of Tennessee education funding makes it to classrooms

(Vivian Jones, The Center Square) – While Tennessee’s spending on education continues to rise, the amount of funding that gets to classrooms has not, a new report from… Read More

August 31, 2021
Christian Schools
Herzog Foundation Announces More Than $2.7 Million in Grants to Six Christian Schools

The Herzog Foundation has announced $2,758,000 in grants “to propel the growth and increase enrollment in six Christian schools in Missouri, Kansas, and Tennessee,” according to a statement released… Read More

August 9, 2021