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Culture
GOP lawmakers: ‘Outrageous’ Chicago Teachers Union members ‘bully’ for more money

(The Center Square) – Starting their Wednesday off with doughnuts and red T-shirts, members of the Chicago Teachers Union rolled their way into Springfield to demand more state taxpayer funding. … Read More

May 16, 2024
Culture, Public Education
Report: schools tossing Chromebooks designed to expire after four years

(The Center Square) – A new report has found that the millions of taxpayer-funded Chromebooks that flooded schools during the pandemic are being discarded because of their expiration dates. Read More

April 25, 2023
Opinion, Public Education
Kansas school district dodges questions about taxes ahead of huge bond issue

(The Sentinel) – School districts routinely ask voters to approve hundreds of millions in new bond issue debt with the promise that it won’t cost them anything. But there is… Read More

January 18, 2023
Culture
7 ways to teach your children financial skills amid inflation 

As inflation continues to impact American families, many are trying to find creative ways to stretch their spending power. Why not include children in that discussion and help them… Read More

September 19, 2022
Public Education
School districts use ‘go-away’ prices on records requests to avoid transparency

(The Sentinel) – Fox News reports that parents across the country pursuing transparency are being charged exorbitant amounts by school districts in response to requests for curricula used to… Read More

July 6, 2022
Public Education
Chicago Public Schools to pay back $87 million in overpayments

(The Center Square) – Chicago Public Schools were given $87 million from the Illinois State Board of Education in error and now they owe that money back. The coding error… Read More

July 5, 2022
Public Education
Tens of millions of Pennsylvania school dollars ‘unauditable’

(The Center Square) – Recent state audits have called attention to some Pennsylvania school districts’ lackadaisical controls that have made auditing how tens of millions of dollars were spent… Read More

June 8, 2022
Public Education
Education analysts: Schools’ COVID-aid spending could send new hires off a fiscal cliff again

(The Center Square) – As school districts across the country grapple with declining enrollments induced by the pandemic, many are engaged in spending sprees like those of the past, leading… Read More

March 15, 2022
Legislation
New study shows intriguing results in education savings account use to support learning

(reimaginED) – The longer parents utilize education savings accounts, the more comfortable they become using scholarship funds on curriculum, tutoring and educational services, a new research paper finds. Rural families… Read More

March 10, 2022
Public Education
Louisiana higher ed officials explain why they want more state money

(The Center Square) — Louisiana higher education officials testified before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, fielding questions on requested increases in student aid, a dip in the TOPS scholarship… Read More

March 9, 2022