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March 26, 2015

Tenn. Accused of Inadequate School Funding in Districts' Lawsuit

The districts allege that the state underestimated the cost of teachers' salaries by about $532 million and that the districts face yearly shortfalls in the classroom amounting to about $134 million

March 20, 2015

Democrats Introduce Legislation To Increase Child-Care Tax Credit

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., have introduced separate plans to increase the federal child-care tax credit.

March 16, 2015

Bias in Special Education Identification Rarely Flagged by States

The most up-to-date figures show that, as in previous years, few districts have been directed to use part of their federal special education money for early-intervention services.

March 09, 2015

Idaho Legislature Passes Short-Term Fix for Broadband Issue

Idaho lawmakers allocated new money for school broadband access, ensuring districts have continued Internet access following a court ruling last year which voided the statewide broadband contract.

March 05, 2015

Details Emerge on Seattle's Planned Public Preschool Program

Seattle plans to introduce its universal public preschool program slowly, with 14 new classrooms due to open in the 2015-16 school year, ramping up to 100 in 2018-19.

February 19, 2015

Report: States Increase Preschool Funding Again in 2014-15 Budgets

State funding for preschool has increased by 12 percent, or $672 million, since the 2013-2014 school year, according to a report by the Education Commission of the States.

February 12, 2015

'Humans of New York' Campaign Raises $1.4 Million for Brooklyn School

A photo on the popular Humans of New York blog has brought widespread attention to a school in one of New York's most dangerous neighborhoods, raising more than $1.4 million for the school.

February 11, 2015

Vermont to Launch 'Promise Community' Initiative

Following on the heels of the federal Promise Neighborhood program, Vermont will be launching its own initiative to help communities support citizens from birth onward.

February 11, 2015

Rural Schools See Sharp Funding Cuts From National Forest Revenues

This year, states will receive a significant decrease in funding for roads and schools in areas near national forests.

February 02, 2015

Funding Shortages For Early Education In Illinois, Missouri

Discrepancies between the amounts budgeted for early education and the funds that are actually available mean Illinois and Missouri are both working with less funding in 2015 then they had planned on.

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