Wisconsin's leading teachers' union tells its member to go back to the classroom, but protests over Gov. Scott Walker's plan to cut collective bargaining rights are expected to continue.
Recently in School Finance Category
February 22, 2011
February 17, 2011
Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna modifies his proposed overhaul of the state's education system to give districts more flexibility on
February 04, 2011
States looking to save money should move cautiously in encouraging school and districts consolidation, says a report published by the National Education Policy Center.
February 01, 2011
Ohio and New Jersey are considering major pension cuts, and legislation on that issue seems likely to emerge in Florida, too.
January 31, 2011
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, following up on a campaign pledge, has proposed cutting his state's preschool program, arguing that it should be replaced with a need-based system.
January 27, 2011
A proposal in Indiana, backed by top state elected officials, would allow high school seniors who graduate early to use a portion of per-pupil state aid for college.
January 21, 2011
Some federal lawmakers are showing an interest in states being allowed to declare bankruptcy to escape from pensions obligations, including those covering teachers.
January 19, 2011
Florida schools and districts face potentially big penalties for not complying with a mandate to cap class sizes, even as policymakers in other parts of the country contemplate allowing class sizes to rise.
January 12, 2011
Ed Week readers can submit questions for our on online chat on the budget crisis facing schools, scheduled for today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m.
January 12, 2011
Personnel costs—salaries and benefits—make up a huge portion of school budgets, and they're difficult to cut. At the state level, elected officials are determined to bring down the costs of pensions, in particular.