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States with the highest support for public schools: No. 1 may surprise you

Support for public schools means more than just funding. A new ranking also considers vouchers, curriculum restrictions and other factors.

A confusing year results in drastic declines in FAFSA submissions

Nearly 57% fewer high school seniors have submitted a new FAFSA form compared to last year's numbers. Could delays and technological errors be to blame?

Do you know the top 3 ways schools are using up ESSER funds?

Despite recent positive signs of academic recovery, the plans that administrators have for spending the rest of their ESSER funds prove some students are still struggling.

Here are the brightest spots in enrollment’s rocky recovery

Public school enrollment rebounds in higher grades but continues to lag among younger students, and remains behind 2019 levels, newly released data shows.

Is high turnover now leading to higher superintendent salaries?

Superintendent salaries in some California districts have grown by around 60% as openings increase and applicants decline, according to an EdSource analysis. See what's happening in Pennsylvania and elsewhere.

Digital payments: Is it feasible for districts to go ‘cash-free’?

The vast majority of district administrators want to streamline payment options for parents, but several hurdles stand in their way.

Leaders take heed: Demand for school choice is surging, survey shows

Some districts have embraced school choice and some see it as an existential threat. Either way, parents' interest in switching schools is growing substantially, according to a new National School Choice Awareness Foundation survey.

School nutrition: Why some worry it’s at a “perilous juncture”

A range of financial, logistical and regulatory challenges have the potential to disrupt school meal service as pandemic relief funding expires and stricter standards arrive, advocates say. 

See which districts will share $1 billion in new clean school bus funding

Thousands of new clean, green and electric buses will soon be carrying kids to school thanks to a $1 billion boost in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Robotics and hate prevention: 8 unique grants to chase (if you live in these states)

If you're not teaching and learning in one of the locations detailed here, know that your state may have similar funding programs in specialized categories.

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