Budget

4/13/2012

4/13/2012

Kyeana Hodge hated to read. And for the freshman at Fitzgerald High School in Warren, that meant hating school.

4/12/2012

4/12/2012

Public education is good for students, good for the state and good for the economy, so funding it adequately should be a priority. That was the message delivered by hundreds who attended a rally this morning on the state Capitol steps.

4/12/2012

A miscalculation at the State Office of Education has led to a $25 million mistake in Utah’s education budget for next school year.

4/11/2012

4/11/2012

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon moved Tuesday to restore about $6.8 million previously cut from public education programs thanks to a boost in lottery sales from the recent record-high Mega Millions jackpot.

4/11/2012

Florida has the highest enrollment nationwide of 4-year-old children in a state pre-kindergarten program, but a new report warns the state may see little return on its investment because of poor quality and underfunding.

4/10/2012

4/10/2012

Student performers, scientists and mathematicians at Carwise Middle School gave Gov. Rick Scott a firsthand look at how an additional $1 billion in education funding could help them achieve their dreams.

4/9/2012

4/9/2012

Classrooms at the 100-year-old Nettlehorst Elementary School in Chicago were filled with ancient, dusty chalkboards, so administrators decided to experiment with IdeaPaint to convert all of their chalkboards into modern whiteboards without having to buy any new equipment.

4/9/2012

While Gov. Bobby Jindal’s education-reform plan awaits his signature to become law, a local legislator has submitted his own package of ideas for improving Louisiana’s schools.

4/6/2012

4/6/2012

A troubled Iowa schools group lost more than $1 million in public funds on risky investments, wrongly claimed $500,000 in federal grant money and improperly allowed executives to keep computer equipment when they resigned, according to an audit report released Thursday.

4/6/2012

Public education would be spared from funding cuts but fewer state employees would get pay raises under a budget plan put forth Wednesday by a Missouri Senate committee.

4/6/2012

Montana public schools will get the $4.6 million increase in state funding they’d expected this year, thanks to a settlement filed Wednesday that solved a budgeting and political dilemma.

4/5/2012

4/5/2012

Education would be spared from cuts but fewer state employees would get pay raises under a budget plan put forth by a Missouri Senate committee.

4/5/2012

School district officials often agonize over how to teach students with severe disabilities. They can pay for the students to attend private schools, where pupils receive more attention in an environment tailored to their needs. Or they can educate the students in public schools, encouraging interaction with peers who aren't disabled.

4/4/2012

4/4/2012

Administrators in the East Pennsboro (Penn.) Area School District have asked the school board to consider imposing a fee for participation in school sports and activities starting in the next school year.

4/4/2012

Last week’s record Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million generated $25.2 million in profits for education in Georgia, state lottery officials said.

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