Revenue from a 15 percent excise tax on marijuana sales flows into special grant funds to help districts pay for construction projects and to hire more health professionals.
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August 01, 2014
July 30, 2014
K-12 school districts could be impacted by two recent court decisions that issued contradictory rulings on core pieces of the Affordable Care Act.
July 09, 2014
Reports from a progressive think tank suggest changes in state policy could help districts get more bang for their buck.
June 26, 2014
Gov. Jay Nixon delivers on a promise to veto a bill that would have created a voucher program for students who attend unaccredited districts.
June 17, 2014
Chairman of the School Reform Commission William Green says he says a "prayer" every morning because he does not see how the funding crisis—now an annual rite of spring—could be fixed without the intervention of a higher power.
May 23, 2014
Nationally, per-pupil spending was static between fiscal years 2011 and 2012, but overall expenditures by districts dropped off some.
March 06, 2014
A national survey finds that more than half of the nation's public schools need major upgrades to bring their buildings to "good overall condition."
January 16, 2014
Precisely how to divvy up the billions in extra dollars for K-12 schools is the subject of fierce debate among state education officials, local educators, and advocates for English-learners and low-income students.
December 10, 2013
Some of California's largest districts, including Los Angeles Unified, worry that millions of dollars for their low-income students are in jeopardy under new state rules requiring them to verify family incomes each year.
November 15, 2013
Arkansas and three school districts, including Little Rock, have agreed to a proposal that could end a decades-old desegregation settlement.