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Beaverton, Oregon School Levy: Hitting Up Strapped Taxpayers Isn't A Smart Strategy

The Beaverton School District's request for more money with Measure 34-193 presents voters with an interesting choice: Do we continue to support K-12 education with funds currently available and learn to live within our means? Or, do we approve an expensive levy?

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Private Donors Funding New Statewide District for Struggling Detroit Schools

The new statewide school district for Michigan's worst K-12 schools is being funded by $2 million in private dollars pledged this year, making it the only district in the nation supported primarily by donations, experts said Tuesday.

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Most Wisconsin School Districts Get Less State Aid

All but 13 of Wisconsin’s 424 public school districts are getting less state aid than a year ago. The Department of Public Education released the final numbers Friday, which show schools will see an average drop in state aid of about 10-percent.

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Big Banks Blames for Minneapolis' School Funding Cuts

A Twin Cities neighborhood action group is blaming big banks for costing Minneapolis schools millions in state funding. The group, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change(NOC), linked home foreclosures to per-pupil funding.

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Benefits of Unifying Arizona School Districts Touted

One of the architects of Arizona’s last attempt to consolidate some of its 227 public school districts asked a new panel exploring the same effort not to give up trying.

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'Executive Advisors' to Oversee Philadelphia Schools

Pledging additional support and oversight for city schools, Mayor Nutter and Pennsylvania's education secretary said Tuesday that change has come to the way the Philadelphia School District operates.

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Chicago School Finances Under Microscope

A two-year study of charter schools in Chicago indicates that many suffer from some of the same funding challenges as traditional public schools but that most charters are on sound financial footing.

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An Unconventional Approach to 1:1

Andy Berning, Director of Technology, Carrollton-Farmers Branch (Texas) ISD.

First Statewide Cloud Consortium Pools Resources, Saves Money

Over 150 school districts in Illinois have teamed up to share software and technology through a one-of-its-kind nonprofit cloud-computing consortium.

Race to the Top’s New Early Learning Endeavor

This summer, the U.S. Department of Education has teamed up with the Department of Health and Human Services to invest in early childhood learning.

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