Budget

7/19/2013

7/19/2013

One of the biggest impediments to the growth of the charter school movement isn’t anger, fear or even politics. It’s financing. A new survey found that N.Y. charter schools that aren’t housed in school district space spend 15 percent of their budget just on rent or mortgages—even more if they’re operating in New York City.

7/17/2013

7/17/2013

Recognizing that Countryside Elementary School (Newton, Mass.) was woefully behind other elementary schools in incorporating technology into the curriculum, the Countryside PTO Technology Campaign raised $72,000 this school year for technology in its classrooms and library.

7/17/2013

The Pennsylvania House passed a bill Monday that directs $45 million in additional state aid to Philadelphia's cash-starved schools, but only under certain conditions.

7/15/2013

7/15/2013

The Arizona Department of Education will disperse about $8.4 million for schools to pay for school-resource officers, security upgrades and emergency planning, after receiving approval Thursday from a legislative oversight committee.

7/11/2013

7/11/2013

It has been a hectic and turbulent year of budget cuts, layoffs and transfers for teachers and classified staff in many school districts. It sounds more like corporate America downsizing and the unknowns of the stock market and our economy.

7/10/2013

7/10/2013

The Hawaii Department of Education is supposed to put a laptop or tablet in the hands of every public school student, and it has $8 million to figure out how to make the digital device initiative work during the coming school year. But the department appears to be off to a rocky—and rushed—start.

7/10/2013

Principals are scrambling to shape plans under a new school-based budgeting system that hands them more power to set educational priorities but, in many schools, less money to fulfill them.

7/10/2013

The Philadelphia district has been in trouble for 10 years. But such dire financial straits could occur in any U.S. school district as the influence of charter schools mixed with funding cuts for traditional public schools combine for a perfect storm of financial distress.

7/10/2013

Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan outlined a hybrid proposal for countywide school operations to be run by existing intermediate school districts in a report to the chairmen of the House and Senate K-12 education appropriations committees.

7/10/2013

City, county and school officials on Monday announced a combined capital plan that will bring $297 million in new and renovated schools to Huntsville, Madison and Madison County.

7/9/2013

7/9/2013

It's summer break, but classes were still in session at the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts -- at least for teachers.

7/9/2013

The former administrator has revitalized struggling school districts before, but he has never faced the massive financial burdens of Inglewood Unified.

7/8/2013

7/8/2013

Wesley Harris, founder of the Original North Phoenix Tea Party, said lawmakers are not living up to their constitutional obligation to provide adequate funds for construction of new schools and making repairs on existing ones. Rather than come up with the cash, Harris said legislators have decided to dump the obligation onto local taxpayers.

7/8/2013

It has been a hectic and turbulent year of budget cuts, layoffs, and transfers for teachers and classified staff in many of Oregon's school districts, one that sounds more like corporate America downsizing rather than the state's public school system..

7/3/2013

7/3/2013

Federal budget cuts known as the sequester will cost Ohio's school districts about $66 million in federal aid for the 2013-14 school year, the Ohio Department of Education announced Monday.

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