Florida Gov. Rick Scott proposes new spending on schools, but Democrats say his plans won't make up for deep cuts imposed last year.
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January 10, 2012
January 10, 2012
Gov. Jan Brewer proposes creating a searchable database for parents interested in gathering information about teachers' disciplinary records.
December 30, 2011
Child poverty has risen steadily over the past four years, and 6.5 million children under the age of 18 are living in families with an unemployed parent, according to the Brookings Institution.
December 14, 2011
Medicaid is consumer a larger share of state spending, while the portion going to K-12 education has fallen, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers.
December 07, 2011
Officials in Montana and South Dakota say the budget picture has improved, which could help schools. In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott is now pledging to support school, funding, after making major cuts to K-12.
November 29, 2011
State budgets are improving, albeit slowly, according to a new report, but the gains weren't strong enough to avoid mid-year cuts to K-12, which were made by 18 states.
November 15, 2011
A survey of 74 school districts finds they laid off only about 2.5 percent of their teachers over the past two years, despite absorbing serious budget cuts, while cutting central office staff.
November 11, 2011
A survey of Wisconsin school districts finds budget cuts imposed by Gov. Scott Walker resulted in roughly 4,000 school job losses. Walker says those numbers are misleading, and that his cost-control policies are working.
November 01, 2011
The Ohio Education Association and Ohio Federation of Teachers have contributed millions of dollars to repeal Gov. John Kasich's law limiting collective bargaining. Americans for Prosperity and numerous business groups support the law.
September 26, 2011
The common core standards will pose a major challenge for schools and teachers, but education publishers will also have to develop much better products to meet the standards' new demands, school district officials say.