Budget

2/10/2012

2/10/2012

Gov. Rick Snyder unveiled a 2012-13 budget today that hikes spending for K-12 schools, higher education, roads and public safety while setting aside $130 million to boost Michigan’s Rainy Day Fund.

2/9/2012

2/9/2012

Last year, as the Colorado budget was battered by the worst economy in generations, the Douglas County school district had to chop $36 million from its budget. So, among other things, it cut $2 million from administration, including several jobs. It continued charging students 50 cents each way to ride the bus. It eliminated 177 teaching positions.

2/8/2012

2/8/2012

Schools would be allowed to grow their budgets by 4 percent in the 2013 -2014 school year under a bill approved this morning by the Iowa Senate.

2/7/2012

2/7/2012

A looming political skirmish over the future funding of K-12 education in Iowa might be the harbinger of bigger, high-stakes battles yet to come.

2/7/2012

Over the last decade, a nonprofit teaching academy with strong political ties has launched an education revolution inside Chicago Public Schools, tearing down and rebuilding some of the city's worst-performing schools.

2/6/2012

2/6/2012

The Dysart Unified School District says that it could lose tens of thousands of dollars in federal funds because the Arizona Department of Education distributes that money based on "outdated" U.S. census data.

2/3/2012

2/3/2012

A special lottery fund created to reward Florida schools for boosting grades has been cut to the point that the state Department of Education wasn't sure there would be enough to go around this year.

2/3/2012

The cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools system spends tens of millions of dollars annually on a perk that few other employers offer: cash to departing employees for unused time off.

2/3/2012

Standing near the slide at a school playground in West Hartford, Conn., Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Thursday outlined a $12 million proposal to increase access to preschool and improve the quality of early childhood programs.

2/3/2012

For the first time in three years, New York City teachers are not being threatened with layoffs, “unless something dramatic happens,” Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said, announcing his preliminary budget.

2/3/2012

Republican Party leaders in the Washington state House refused to say what significant cuts they would make to the safety net, higher education or other programs to offset what they add to K-12.

2/2/2012

2/2/2012

Durham, North Carolina leaders are taking a stand against a new charter high school planned for the Research Triangle Park area, saying it will siphon money from traditional public schools and lead to further racial segregation.

1/31/2012

1/31/2012

Updated state rules mean that public schools in Michigan must offer all-day kindergarten to receive full funding for each kindergarten pupil starting in September.

1/31/2012

At a time when many schools are concerned about overcrowded classrooms, the Sunset school in this ranching community has a different problem — keeping its lone student at her desk so it can remain open.

1/31/2012

A law that requires the Legislature to establish a state limit on public school spending 18 months in advance should be repealed, Gov. Terry Branstad said this morning.

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