Budget

5/29/2013

5/29/2013

The Clay County school system is beginning the 2013-14 budget process facing a projected $7.5 million loss of state revenue because of a drop in enrollment.

5/28/2013

5/28/2013

Bake sales struggle after New York City Department of Education, as part of an anti-obesity drive, began restricting what could be sold in machines and in fund-raising events held in schools.

5/28/2013

Dinner cruises. Fried chicken and biscuits. Theater performances. A mother/daughter makeover. Such were activities that Baltimore City Schools spent using federal stimulus and Title I funds, a federal audit discovered.

5/24/2013

5/24/2013

Rep. Andy Harris said Thursday that he will request an expanded review of the Maryland Department of Education's use of federal funds after an audit found that the state may have to return up to $540,000 in misspent stimulus dollars and money designated for poor children.

5/22/2013

5/22/2013

The last budget of outgoing schools CEO Andrés Alonso includes cuts to per-pupil funding and high schools but retains spending power for principals and adds academic programs.

5/22/2013

Next year, Sherwood, Ore. students will spend three fewer days in class, pay more for high school sports, and no longer have specialists teaching technology in elementary school labs. It's all the result of $1.72 million in spending cuts approved by a district budget committee.

5/22/2013

Although school is back in session at Buena Vista schools, a state takeover is still on the table for the Saginaw County district.

5/20/2013

5/20/2013

A swelling crowd of thousands of Philadelphia public school students left their classes at noon and marched outside the district headquarters on North Broad Street to protest proposed education cuts.

5/20/2013

The closure of the Buena Vista School District should be viewed as a canary in the coal mine. Early coal mines had poor ventilation systems and since canaries are sensitive to gases, they would detect danger long before it became fatal to miners.

5/16/2013

5/16/2013

The measure also would allow the state Board of Education to prescribe conditions under which a local board could continue overseeing a failing district. The state board also could set up an alternative governing structure, such as a special administrative board, merging the district with neighboring ones or splitting the district into several new ones.

5/16/2013

The Buena Vista School District unceremoniously shut down ten days ago, sending staff and students home for the year after the district ran out of money. At Tuesday night’s emergency school board meeting there was almost universal confusion about what happens next.

5/15/2013

5/15/2013

California schools would get $1 billion more than proposed in January to enact stringent new "common core" academic standards, plus almost a quarter-billion dollars more as part of his education-funding overhaul, under a revised budget proposal Gov. Jerry Brown released Tuesday.

5/14/2013

5/14/2013

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation voiced their support for legislation that would allow the installation and use of stop arm cameras on school buses.

5/14/2013

Gov. Bobby Jindal somehow was claiming a victory and telling parents not to worry after the Louisiana Supreme Court, in a 6-1 vote, rejected his administration's legal arguments and declared the financing of his voucher program unconstitutional.

5/13/2013

5/13/2013

Classrooms crowded with more than 30 students. No electives or advanced placement classes. No sports or music. This is the future for some local schools if finances continue on their current trend — and it might happen sooner than later.

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