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September 01, 2015

Illinois Budget Woes Mean Drastic Cuts to Child Care Subsidies

Among the measures taken to deal with the state budget shortfall, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has imposed rules sharply limiting the number of families who qualify for child care subsidies.

August 31, 2015

Shelby Co., Tenn., School District Sues State For More Funding

In the lawsuit, the district, which includes the city of Memphis, accuses the state of withholding funds and disproportionately hurting children in impoverished areas.

August 18, 2015

White House Warns of Cuts to Preschool Grants in Republican Budget Proposals

Were the current Republican budget proposals to become law, current Preschool Development Grants could end up being zeroed out.

August 18, 2015

Opt-Out Movement Draws 'Little Public Sympathy' in New Poll

A new poll from Education Next also revealed slipping public support for the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and teacher tenure, but backers of those policies continue to outnumber opponents.

August 11, 2015

Can Crowdfunding Pay for Teacher Professional Development?

A Philadelphia principal tries to use crowdfunding to pay for teacher professional development that the district budget won't cover. Will it work?

July 29, 2015

Hawaii to Expand Preschool Offerings Through Charters

Hawaii is using federal preschool development grant money to pay for the expansion, which will ultimately serve more than 900 students starting in 2015-16.

July 13, 2015

Report: Federal Money for Children Disappearing Faster Than Money in Overall Budget

Federal funding for children's programs has dropped 9.4 percent over the last five years, compared to a 4 percent overall drop in federal spending, according to a recent analysis by a bipartisan advocacy group.

July 09, 2015

New Funding, Loan Program for Indiana Charters

Indiana passed a new budget to close the funding gap between charters and regular public schools.

July 08, 2015

Indiana Increases Funding for Charter Schools, Creates New Loan Program

Indiana's new budget aims to help close the state funding gap between charters and regular public schools.

June 23, 2015

Advocates Tout L.A. Unified Budget That Restricts Spending on School Police

Advocates of restorative justice announced a victory Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Unified School District announced the reallocation of some school-policing funds toward programs meant to improve school climate.

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