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Thirty-eight states have cut school capital spending as a share of their overall economy between 2008 and 2017, an analysis finds. Who is responsible for funding the construction and equipment of America's school facilities?


In an interview with Education Week, the Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., mayor spoke about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, teacher pay, charter schools, and the federal role in education.


As talk of a possible economic slump begins to gain steam, experts say another downturn probably wouldn't play out the same way for schools as the Great Recession did.


While many district administrators remain skeptical about the reliability of school-level finance data, a recent NCES report says a pilot project returned promising data.


"There's no magic wand. There's no magic bullets. There's a lot of hard work," one expert told us about states attempting to take over schools and districts.


In a letter to a key U.S. senator, the organizations say that trying to address mass violence by focusing on mental health issues fails to get at the root causes of mass shootings.


The plan envisions major gun-reform legislative and executive policy changes, and would hinge on building young people's capacity and appetite for civic engagement and voting.


The annual Education Next survey of public attitudes' towards education also affirmed previous polling that there's a divide among Democrats by race over school choice.


The president of Puerto Rico's teachers' union said her decision to step down was not connected to questions about her husband's contracts with the U.S. territory's Department of Education.


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has become increasingly critical of charter schools this year, and his new proposals for charters would change how they operate and how they are funded.


The pilot was designed to let districts combine funding streams and direct more money to at-risk students. A new report explores why there's been little interest.


A new report from several education groups says states should use career-technical education programs as school improvement tools, among other recommendations.


The new Trump administration rule regarding immigrants' use of federal benefits could have an indirect but significant impact on schools, education advocates warn.


The former vice president's comment that "poor kids" are just as capable as "white kids," which his campaign quickly said was a slip of the tongue, appeared to play into the stereotype that poverty is a proxy for race.


Answers to a question about the biggest problem facing public schools have shifted over the years on the annual PDK International Poll. But for 18 years running, money has topped the list.


All but eight states specifically address at-risk funding for students from low-income backgrounds in their funding models for public schools, according to the Education Commission of the States.


A new report from FutureEd assesses the research behind interventions designed to tackle chronic absenteeism.


An upcoming proposal from the Trump administration about the Fair Housing Act highlights factors impacting school segregation that go far beyond 2020 campaign debates over "busing."


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