Texas would be able to secure $830 million in federal emergency education aid under the federal budget deal now working its way through Congress.
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April 13, 2011
April 08, 2011
Estimates of coming school layoffs, if projected state budget cuts go through, range from a couple thousand to tens of thousands, depending on the state.
April 05, 2011
A new analysis shows that states tend to raise taxes at the end of recessions, in an effort to recover lost revenue. Will lawmakers and governors do the same in 2011?
April 01, 2011
An Indiana bill is being described as offering vouchers to middle-class families. Supporters say it could become the broadest voucher program in the country, if it gains final approval by the legislature.
March 30, 2011
State tax revenues rose for the fifth straight quarter, according to U.S. Census data, but K-12 system face a lot of problems ahead.
March 29, 2011
What kinds of school bond measures stand the best chance for success? A researcher, presenting his work at the Association for Education Finance and Policy, found that school refinance and renovation items do pretty well.
October 04, 2010
As state pension systems squeeze budgets, they've emerged as a major issue in several state governors' races, with some candidates vowing to reign them in.
September 30, 2010
Two California unions are supporting ballot initiatives that would have a big impact on taxes and spending, and potentially, school funding.
May 18, 2010
Races in Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Oregon will impact public schools.
May 13, 2010
The state's largest teachers' union collects signatures to qualify a ballot measure that would cancel corporate tax breaks.