What can Yakima County schools expect from state education funding?
State lawmakers wrapped up their legislative session late Sunday, with roughly 15 percent of the $52.4 billion budget going toward K-12 education.
Top teachers decry education funding: Say state lawmakers ignoring where money is actually needed
Christine Marsh, center, details her views of the just-completed legislative session Monday, as Beth Maloney, left, and Nancy Lindblom, former teachers of the year like Marsh, listen during a forum. (Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services/Courtesy photo) PHOENIX — Three former teachers of the year lashed out Monday at lawmakers for failing to properly fund schools — and salaries — but were more forgiving of local school…
Commentary by Vos, Wanggaard and Weatherston: The facts on education funding
Nothing is more frustrating than seeing inaccurate information online especially when it comes to our schools. The misleading rhetoric from the left has somehow infiltrated the minds of individuals in
Peisch going for education funding bill that addresses all concerns
BOSTON -- Friday's Education Committee hearing was into its fourth hour, with hundreds of people still packed into both Gardner Auditorium and an overflow
The Leadership Conference & The Education Fund Welcome Gaylynn Burroughs as Senior Policy Counsel
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, welcome policy expert Gaylynn Burroughs as senior policy counsel. Burroughs joins the organizations from the Feminist Majority and the Feminist Majority Foundation, where she led implementation of policy priorities for reproductive health and women’s rights. “Gaylynn’s high-level expertise …
Politics block way of education funding solutions, experts say
"The reason we're still in court like this is because the Legislature never fixes the underlying causes of what leads people to go to court in the first place," says Pierce, now executive director of the Equity Center, the largest school finance research and advocacy organization in the country. Ensuring the money used to educate 5.3 million public school children meets the needs of districts rich and poor is anything but settled as the more than 600 school districts and education gurus who…
Separating the myths from the facts on Prop. 13 and education funding
Per-pupil spending has increased, not decreased. Why has the quality of education declined? It might be related to spending priorities.
Whitney Herrington is New Executive Vice President and COO of The Leadership Conference & The...
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund named operations visionary Whitney Herrington as executive vice president and chief operating officer. “I am thrilled to welcome Whitney to work alongside a powerful coalition of passionate advocates,” said Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference and The Education …
How the complex history of teacher pay in Washington slows down education funding solutions
Before the state can finally settle the McCleary case, lawmakers first must solve the complex puzzle of how school districts in Washington pay for the salaries of nearly 65,000 classroom teachers.
Here's how Massachusetts education funding talks collapsed with nearly $1 billion at stake
Debate over how to revamp the state's education funding formula continued down to the wire as legislators weighed different options potentially costing hundreds of millions of dollars, according to newly released emails and documents.
How they voted: Western Mass. lawmakers weigh in on tobacco purchasing age, education funding
How Massachusetts House and Senate members voted during the week of May 7, 2018.
What the Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab’s $3.75 million in state funding means for research and...
Signed by Gov. Jerry Brown into the state budget late last month, the one-time allotment of $3.75 million earmarked for the next five years will go toward high-tech research on great white sharks, …
Legislature should support increased funding for vocational education
If the commonwealth won’t take steps to meet the pent-up demand for vocational education, individual school districts must take the initiative. That’s what the Lowell School Committee did Wednesday…
Our View: Education lottery windfall should fund education
What would you do with an extra $61 million in your pocket?
How will SMMUSD fund career technical education?
The Santa Monica-Malibu school district will likely apply for grant funding to support its vocational and training programs.
What’s the cost of not funding public education? Panelists weigh in
Five speakers, ranging from a former high-school dropout and prison inmate to a retired state Supreme Court justice, offered insight at a Seattle Times’ LiveWire event Wednesday.
What are the state education board’s priorities for the 2019 General Assembly?
Charter funding mechanism, third grade retention among legislative priorities.
Wilton explores new way to fully fund special education
Each town would make a community contribution to the Co-op based on their enrollment of special education students, past special educations costs and an equity adjustment based on the municipality’s ability to pay. Currently, Connecticut is one of four states without a system for funding nearly 75,000 students who require some special education services, according to Connecticut School Finance Project, the nonprofit that developed the idea…
Education groups express concerns with proposed school funding formula
Lawmakers heard from 20 speakers — and heard some recurring themes — during Thursday’s “listening session” on a proposal to rewrite Idaho’s public school funding formula.
Your View: Why Pennsylvania needs to increase funding for public education
Pennsylvania’s public schools — and how we fund them — was a major focus of Pennsylvania’s election debate this year. That should be welcome news for every parent and taxpayer in the state, but only if that is followed up with action.