A report on public education spending from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that in fiscal 2010, local-level education funding was higher than state-level funding.
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July 02, 2012
May 23, 2012
Various state are grappling with education funding problems that touch on a number of issues, from the possibility of a much shorter school year for many California districts, to the amount of "payback" North Carolina districts owe the state, and accusations New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is overstepping his authority on school funding.
May 17, 2012
Over 95 percent of school districts had their budget proposals approved by voters in New York State in the first year of a new law capping property tax increases. Districts that proposed going above those caps to pay for their budgets succeeded at only a 60-percent rate.
May 15, 2012
In the wake of news that California's budget deficit has grown to $15.7 billion, $6.5 billion more than a January estimate, California education groups are now worried that a proposed take hike in November to fund schools won't be enough to staunch deep cuts.
May 04, 2012
A new study of California public schools from 2007 to 2011 paints a fairly grim picture that includes "small progress" but major challenges remaining. Among the findings is that the state's per-pupil spending in K-12 dropped by $522, a 6 percent slump.
April 11, 2012
A report from a coalition of business leaders states that every dollar invested in early learning programs in Kansas generates 68 cents for the state's economy, beating out manufacturing and retail in terms of its economic impact.
April 04, 2012
Republican governors in Iowa and Mississippi are sparring with their GOP-controlled legislatures on education issues related to funding and charter schools, respectively.
March 21, 2012
Indiana's Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels has signed a bill appropriating additional state money for full-day kindergarten on a per-student basis.
March 16, 2012
The Minnesota House of Representatives approved a plan on March 15 that would use rainy day fund to pay down part of the $2.4 billion debt the state has to its public schools.
February 27, 2012
During a visit by the nation's governors to the White House, President Obama urges them against making deep cuts to education, as some of them have done over the past few years.