Budget

6/7/2013

6/7/2013
Fifty-five Michigan districts, the largest number of deficit-ridden schools the state has seen, are spending more money than they’re taking in and are subject to state review.

6/6/2013

6/6/2013
The ceremony came after a tumultuous May in which the district laid off its teachers and closed for two weeks when it couldn’t meet payroll. The district reopened after the state agreed to release $400,000 it had withheld to make up for earlier overpayments.
6/6/2013
New programs to help students meet tougher academic standards and a state-mandated teacher rating system helped to boost New York City's public schools budget to a record $24.8 billion next year.
6/6/2013
The call was part of a stepped-up effort to press Congress to approve the 10-year program, which would finance preschool expansion by raising billions of dollars with an increase in the cigarette tax. But there is little sign that the Republican-controlled House is ready to approve such a tax to expand preschool.

6/5/2013

6/5/2013
Largely invisible to the public, these workers help create a climate in which students feel supported but also accountable.

6/4/2013

6/4/2013
The early results look rather like the pre-Obamacare days: Premiums are continuing to rise and employees will be asked to shoulder more of the burden. But fundamental changes are beginning to appear.
6/4/2013
The states that spent the most per student appear to be the ones that can best afford it. Median household income in nine of the 10 top-spending states is higher than the U.S. median.

5/31/2013

5/31/2013
Education officials plan to vote on what critics are calling a 'doomsday' budget, a proposal that would force city schools to open next fall without resources like assistant principals, guidance counselors, athletics, and music programs.

5/30/2013

5/30/2013
That's the belief of local school officials who said that regardless of the Colorado Supreme Court's decision that the school finance system is constitutional, it isn't adequate to get the job done.
5/30/2013
A review by the state has found that the 14,000-student district will end the current school year with a $17.7-million deficit. Without scaling back, the district will exhaust the remainder of the $55-million loan and other funds next year and will be unable to fund the school year in fall 2014.
5/30/2013
Every state except for North Dakota and Wyoming has cut funding for higher education since 2008, and nationwide state spending for public colleges is down 28 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

5/29/2013

5/29/2013
Delaware lawmakers crafting the state’s budget approved nearly $5 million for education technology, answering calls from public school superintendents who argued last fall that schools are not keeping pace with testing demands and too few workers are available to service tech systems.
5/29/2013
The East Grand School District (Granby, Colo.) Board of Education is on track to pose a mill-levy ballot question in the November election. The tax will support technology maintenance and upgrades for all schools in the district.
5/29/2013
Department of Defense schools will start the next academic year on time, despite employees having to take up to 11 days of unpaid leave through the end of the fiscal year. The furloughs will necessitate, however, five-day shutdowns during the next school term.
5/29/2013
Districts across the country are trying desperately to plug the holes in their budgets left by sequestration.

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