Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:44pm
Texas will need to spend at least an additional $8 billion per year to ensure its students meet the tough new academic standards imposed by state lawmakers, a top school finance expert testified Monday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 4:15pm
With five straight years of budget cuts and deferred payments from the state, California school districts have increasingly had to turn to borrowing. Now, if neither state proposition that would shore up education funding passes Nov. 6, the cost of borrowing for many districts is likely to go up.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 4:27pm
A state appellate panel today said Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf has the authority to impose salary caps on New Jersey’s school superintendents, dealing Gov. Chris Christie’s administration another win over the battle to hold down school spending.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 3:42pm
Florida's Gov. Rick Scott wants all his teachers to get state-funded debit cards they can use to purchase school supplies that many now pay for with their own money.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 7:46pm
In an unusual move, the Ohio School Facilities Commission will recommend the state reimburse $576,000 of the cost Huber Heights City Schools spent to add five extra classrooms to its new elementary schools after district officials argued a state consultant miscalculated enrollment projections.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 5:19pm
An audit of the U.S. Department of Education's division overseeing hundreds of millions of dollars in charter school funding has criticized the office for failing to properly monitor how states spend the money.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 7:09pm
Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are "the way of the future," writes Matthew Ladner in a new report released this month.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 4:32pm
Public expenditure on education at 19 percent and health at 17.5 percent grew faster than GDP which expanded at 15.3 percent during the period between 2003-04 and 2010-11, rating agency Crisil said in a note today.