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October 28, 2011

Colorado Voters to Decide on Taxes for Schools

A ballot item in Colorado would allow voters to increase sales and income taxes, for a five-year-period, to support public education.

October 25, 2011

Ideas for Cutting Teacher Pension Costs for States, Charters

A new report attempts to offer models for states and charter schools to lower the costs of their teacher pension programs, despite the restrictions many charters face in that area.

October 11, 2011

Economic, Educational Gains Seen From Out-of-School Spending

The Campaign for Educational Equity argues in favor of much greater out-of-school services for students, saying it will bring educational and economic gains.

October 04, 2011

Iowa Gov. Unveils Blueprint for Teaching, Online Education

Iowa's Republican governor, Terry Branstad, proposes a new, four-tier pay system for teachers, merit pay, and annual evaluation of educators.

September 22, 2011

States Act on Pensions in 2011, and Teachers Pay More

At least 27 states made changes to state pension systems this year, and about 15 of them are asking public employees to pay more, measures that will affect teachers.

September 20, 2011

Pennsylvania Survey Shows Schools Layoffs, Spending of Reserves

Pennsylvania school districts are cutting thousands of jobs, a survey finds, with state officials saying districts have been hurt by the loss of federal stimulus funds.

September 19, 2011

State Revenues Rise Slightly, but Temporary Taxes Expire

For the first time in a decade, states cut taxes more than they increased them, a dropoff caused by the expiration of temporary tax increases, a new report says.

September 09, 2011

Obama's School Jobs Plan: Good Enough, or Too Much?

President Barack Obama says his jobs plan would save 280,000 school positions; that's roughly the number lost in districts since 2008, by one estimate.

September 06, 2011

School Districts Cutting Bus Routes to Save Money

States and school districts are cutting spending on school transportation, which often means longer bus rides and longer walks to bus stops for students.

September 02, 2011

Cuts to K-12 Aid Take Many States Below 2008 Levels

Many states' per-pupil spending on education has fallen below 2008 levels, according to a a new report.

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