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August 07, 2012

State Budgets Appear Stable, but Concerns About 'Uncertainty' Remain

State budgets heading into fiscal 2013 appear stable for the most part but are still vulnerable, according to a new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

August 02, 2012

Public Skeptical of LIFO and Online Learning, Fordham Survey Finds

A report published by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute based on a survey found that the public opposes laying off teachers based on seniority, but is skeptical of online learning.

July 23, 2012

Do Ohio Lottery Proceeds Truly Benefit Schools?

Ohio school officials are claiming that record state lottery revenues won't translate into more dollars for K-12 education because of a revenue swap at the state level, although Gov. John Kasich's administration denies the allegation.

July 18, 2012

State Ed. Spending Faces Gloomy Future, Report Warns

A new report from the State Budget Crisis Task Force says that states' K-12 education funding may rebound as the economy improves, but health care and retirement obligations and limits on property taxes could hamper that recovery.

July 03, 2012

New State, Local Dynamic Emerges in School Funding

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.

June 20, 2012

States' School Funding a Picture of Stagnant Mediocrity, Report Says

A second report on school funding effort and fairness from the Education Law Center in New Jersey shows that the pervasive problems in education finance in identified 2010 have largely remained unchanged based on data up to 2009.

April 18, 2012

Texas Ed. Funding Trial Kicks Off This Fall

A Texas judge has set a trial date of Oct. 22 for school districts suing the state over $5.4 billion in K-12 education cuts the districts say violate the state's constitution.

March 28, 2012

Buffalo Schools Illustrate Difficulties of N.Y. Evaluations

Buffalo is embarking on yet another attempt to reach a teacher evaluation deal that New York state approves in a bid to recover School Improvement Grant money.

March 28, 2012

Illinois' Koch Paints a Hairy, Scary Scenario

In an effort to describe automatic federal cuts to education looming at the start of 2013, Illinois Superintendent Christopher Koch used a little cryptozoology.

March 21, 2012

Full-Day Kindergarten Gets Boost from Indiana Governor

Indiana's Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels has signed a bill appropriating additional state money for full-day kindergarten on a per-student basis.

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