school funding
Public Education
Support, but not funding, for vocational schools in Pennsylvania

(The Center Square) – Career and technical education attracts bipartisan support in Pennsylvania, but that doesn’t mean funding flows freely and problems are quickly resolved. While student interest is high,… Read More

May 19, 2023
Public Education
Michigan school district to ask voters for $243 million bond

(The Center Square) – Saginaw Township residents might see up to a $460 annual increase in tax bills if voters approve a tax hike to repair school buildings. The Saginaw… Read More

March 29, 2023
Public Education
New dynamics influence education spending choices in Pennsylvania

(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania’s top education official told House lawmakers this week the state’s proposed budget makes a “down payment” on the future of schooling in the commonwealth. This,… Read More

March 24, 2023
Public Education
Florida lawmakers make K-12, welfare and Medicaid budget recommendations

(The Center Square) – Three of the biggest components of Florida’s state budget were revealed this week as lawmakers set out to appropriate $42 billion in state revenues for fiscal… Read More

March 23, 2023
Public Education
Murphy, lawmakers agree to spend more to taxpayer money on schools to offset revenue losses

(The Center Square) — New Jersey’s schools will be spared deep budget cuts next year under a new deal reached between Gov. Phil Murphy and a group of Democratic lawmakers… Read More

March 22, 2023
Public Education
Illinois State Board of Education discusses increased spending with House committee

(The Center Square) – Members of the Illinois State Board of Education are discussing their 2024 budget proposal, which includes an increase in funding. ISBE members met with the… Read More

March 16, 2023
Michigan voters oppose slashing online, charter school funding

(The Center Square) – New polling data shows overwhelming public support for school choice and online charter schools among Michigan parents and voters. The National Coalition for Public School Options… Read More

March 15, 2023
Public Education
Michigan schools to launch statewide infrastructure study

(The Center Square) – A coalition of 12 Michigan intermediate school districts announced plans to launch a comprehensive statewide school infrastructure study. The review will explain to lawmakers, school administrators,… Read More

March 14, 2023
Public Education
Massive Alaska school spending bill tabled for now

(The Center Square) – State Rep. Dan Ortiz took a “loud and clear” stance this week on substantially raising Alaska’s base student allocation at the House Education Committee’s second reading… Read More

March 10, 2023
KC Star in government public relations mode on Kansas education

(The Sentinel) – If there was an award for journalistic malpractice, the Kansas City Star would be a leading contender. The most recent example of the Star’s ‘government good /… Read More

March 10, 2023
Public Education
Rhode Island education system needs overhauled, not more funding, says policy group

(The Center Square) – One Rhode Island legislator is proposing amending the state’s education funding formula, while one public policy group says the education system needs to be eliminated. Senate… Read More

March 7, 2023
Public Education
‘Ghost students’ cost Wisconsin taxpayers nearly $360 million

(The Center Square)  – Enrollment in Wisconsin’s public schools is down, yet many school districts in the state continue to be paid for students who are no longer in their… Read More

March 3, 2023
Legislation, Opinion
McClatchy, Iorio collude to keep kids uneducated

(The Sentinel) – One-third of public school students in Kansas cannot read or do math at grade level, and the McClatchy newspapers and columnist Sharon Hartin Iorio seem determined to… Read More

March 2, 2023
Public Education
Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to spend billions to transform California schools into hubs for community social services

(The Center Square) – California Governor Gavin Newsom would like to see one out of every three schools in California become a community school. Community schools not only provide… Read More

February 21, 2023
Public Education
Illinois schools underperforming despite increased funding

(The Center Square) – Public education advocates say Illinois’ evidence-based funding model has adequately funded schools. However, one lawmaker says students are still underperforming. Illinois’ evidence-based K-12 schools funding model… Read More

February 15, 2023
Public Education
Washington school district may close three elementary schools due to declining enrollment

(The Center Square) – The Bellevue School District is considering closing three elementary schools for the 2023-24 school year in the wake of declining enrollment. In the last… Read More

February 7, 2023
Public Education
Arizona lawmakers to debate school spending cap Thursday

(The Center Square) – The Arizona House of Representatives will review a constitutional cap on school spending Thursday. Rep. Matt Gress, chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on… Read More

January 25, 2023
Public Education
North Carolina officials say lawmakers didn’t include mandated education funding

(The Center Square) – State officials believe about $677.8 million in court-ordered education spending was not included in recent state budgets, a calculation at the center of the long-running Leandro… Read More

December 22, 2022
Public Education
Lansing Public Schools plans $19M of COVID relief for air conditioners

(The Center Square) – How does a district of 10,000 students recover from a pandemic that disrupted learning for longer than a year? Lansing School District received more than $100… Read More

October 20, 2022
Public Education
How Saginaw Public Schools spent $27M of COVID relief money

(The Center Square) – As students statewide return to the classroom, Michigan school districts have spent some of nearly $6 billion allocated to help students recover from COVID-19. Michigan schools… Read More

September 1, 2022