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August 14, 2019

Congress' Research Arm Explores Why ESSA's Spending Pilot Has Been Snubbed

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.

August 06, 2019

How Each State Distributes Money for Public Schools and At-Risk Students

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.

July 29, 2019

DeVos Seeks to Align Education Grants With Trump-Backed Economic Initiative

Opportunity Zones. created through the 2017 federal tax bill, have already been prioritized by Betsy DeVos when it comes to federal charter school grants. The new proposed rule could mean more federal grants prioritizes these zones.

July 22, 2019

Five Lessons From an Outgoing School Funding Activist

EdBuild Founder and CEO Rebecca Sibilia said, after four years, they will close shop next year when their funding runs out. Here are some things she's learned about school funding along the way.

July 19, 2019

Audit of Puerto Rico Education Dept. Finds Lack of Oversight for Disaster Aid

Puerto Rico's education department "lacks critical mechanisms for safeguarding Restart and other Federal program funds from fraud, waste, and abuse," the U.S. Department of Education's office of inspector general says.

July 14, 2019

Where's the Senate's Education Spending Bill? Will the Holdup Affect Schools?

The Senate is behind last year's schedule in moving along a bill to fund the U.S. Department of Education. Why? And when would schools start to get hurt by a broader, longer-term delay?

July 08, 2019

Schools' Top Priority for Flexible ESSA Grants Is Safer, Healthier Students

Nearly two-thirds of superintendents said using the grants to help students' welfare was "extremely important," far outpacing the share who said the same about education technology.

July 03, 2019

Funding Concerns Continue for Schools, Regardless of Census Citizenship Question

Whether or not a controversial citizenship question is excluded from the census, advocacy groups plan outreach to Latinos to ensure an accurate count that will be used to allocate federal education money.

July 02, 2019

Think Tank's 2020 Platform: President Should Push to Sever School Funding From Property Taxes

An education platform from the left-leaning Center for American Progress details approaches the think tank the president should take on issues such as charter schools, teacher preparation, and race.

June 24, 2019

ESSA Forces Uncomfortable Conversations in Massachusetts Over School Spending

Relying on newly available data under ESSA, a local advocacy group found several districts that spend more money on wealthy students than poor students, despite the state's intentions.

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