Budget

7/31/2013

7/31/2013
Columbus City Schools notified 13 secretaries at the district’s Northgate Center curriculum-development center yesterday that their positions will be eliminated by the start of the school year in August, the union president in charge of non-teaching employees confirmed.

7/30/2013

7/30/2013
Nine states have schools leaders making more than $200,000, and Mississippi's top education official makes the most at $307,125, according to the report.

7/29/2013

7/29/2013
Although the 200 schools run by the Defense Department plan to make the start of the year as smooth as possible, students will be out of school for five days between the start of classes and Sept. 21 because of employee furloughs.
7/29/2013
Group started by powerful Local School Councils on the North Side has been demanding that CPS reinstate spending for programs like art, music and world language.
7/29/2013
The deficit has the district considering a new federal program that would require it to serve free lunches and breakfasts to every student, regardless of income, to possibly lose less money.

7/26/2013

7/26/2013
Newtown residents have approved spending $750,000 in grant money from the state of Connecticut to begin work on replacing the school where 26 people were shot to death in December.
7/26/2013
The Seattle Public Schools budget will go up about 8 percent for the 2013-2014 school year with increases in funding from the state, as well as local education levies.

7/25/2013

7/25/2013
The lack of raises for teachers and other state employees, a $120 million cut in state spending for teacher assistants, and the shifting of $10 million to vouchers for private schools were described by many as a backward move for a state once known for valuing public education.

7/24/2013

7/24/2013
The CPS money crisis is here and — despite district officials' hopes and vows — it will hit students and classrooms.
7/24/2013
Michigan’s governor on July 15 appointed a seasoned financial guru to run Detroit’s ailing public school district, a move that many observers hailed as a saving grace for the city's classrooms in decline. Three days later, Detroit filed for bankruptcy.
7/24/2013
For the next two years, many educators in Idaho will spend time evaluating the utility of new devices, websites serial comma and applications in their school districts, thanks to a $3 million pilot technology program involving 11 schools across the state.

7/23/2013

7/23/2013
Many people believe that more money is not an assurance that schools will improve. This new review from the Georgia DOE will give them evidence to support that contention.
7/23/2013
Seven Chicago Public Schools that seemed doomed to go away in a record round of school closings won a last-minute reprieve in May that felt, said parents. But now an uncertainty has set in about what the upcoming school year could look like, given budget cuts at some of those schools.
7/23/2013
The communities of Buena Vista and Inkster today became the first that will see their school systems dissolved under a new law after local officials missed a 5 p.m. deadline to find money to help operate next school year.

7/22/2013

7/22/2013
O’Connell’s tentative plan is to be at both schools for part of each day, he said, alternating where he will start the day.

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