Budget

3/6/2012

3/6/2012

A new school finance plan came out of the Kansas Senate late this week that would put some money back into the schools.

3/5/2012

3/5/2012

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to encourage small Connecticut school districts to regionalize or else risk losing some state aid is raising concerns among some local leaders who argue that their towns are being unfairly penalized for just being little.

3/5/2012

Public school leaders across the state have implored the Missouri Legislature to fix a knotty student transfer law and an underfunded school aid formula.

3/5/2012

In 2007 and in 2008, Newsweek magazine recognized Morrisville-Eaton High School as one of the best in the country based on the number of Advanced Placement courses it offered its students. This year, the Madison County school doesn’t have a single AP class. The district jettisoned them as enrollment and state aid dropped, costs rose and it cut staff and spending to balance its budgets. 

3/2/2012

3/2/2012

A DeKalb County schools spokesman confirmed March 1 that the system will need to cut money slated for school projects to close a recently-discovered $41 million hole in the budget.

3/2/2012

Cleveland City Schools employees are scheduled for a 3 percent salary increase for the coming year if the Cleveland City Council approves the school system’s budget request of $38.9 million.

3/1/2012

3/1/2012

The San Francisco school board took on teacher seniority rights Tuesday night in planning for layoffs, voting to save the jobs of all 70 teachers in 14 low-performing schools when the district hands out pink slips in two weeks.

2/23/2012

2/23/2012

State Education Commissioner John King announced Wednesday that funding has been restored to five school districts, including Poughkeepsie.

2/23/2012

The governor contends the state is spending about $10,000 per student, which he believes is enough for public education.

2/22/2012

2/22/2012

Bus routes have been cut, summer school eliminated, teachers have lost jobs and taxes have risen.

2/16/2012

2/16/2012

Gov. Sean Parnell is calling the education funding increase approved by the Alaska Senate last week the “ultimate giveaway,” and saying the increase would actually cost the state half a billion dollars.

2/14/2012

2/14/2012

Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal for reforming education in Connecticut from early childhood through college and giving an additional $50 million in Educational Cost Sharing funding to schools was met with a mixed reaction in West Hartford.

2/14/2012

President Barack Obama asked for almost $70 billion in education spending, a 2.5 percent increase over last year, while he cut several other agencies’ requests.

2/13/2012

2/13/2012

If massive Defense Department cuts go through next year, little-noticed potential victims on the chopping block include the schools on military bases in the U.S. and abroad.

2/10/2012

2/10/2012

Gov.Dannel P. Malloy opened the 2012 legislative session Wednesday with plans for education reform, pension funding changes and the largest increase in funding for affordable housing since Gov. William A. O'Neill was in office more than 20 years ago.

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