- Education agency says jobs aren't restored with other funds Updated: Feb-05-16 6:11 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's education department says it's cut $2.5 million from its budget and eliminated about 20 previously vacant positions without tapping into new funds from the legislature earmarked to help early-grade children with reading.
- Ugly end for beauty school; dozens of campuses close Updated: Feb-05-16 5:07 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, California - A Beverly Hills-based beauty school says it's closing all 56 of its campuses in five states after losing federal funding over allegations of misconduct.
- Downsized New Mexico budget set to House for vote Updated: Feb-04-16 7:27 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A $6.3 billion state budget with spending increases dominated by Medicaid, public schools and the state prison system is moving to the full House of Representatives for deliberations.
- Rally to push for budget planned at Eastern Illinois Updated: Feb-04-16 4:42 pm
CHARLESTON, Illinois - Faculty and others plan to rally at Eastern Illinois University as the school prepares to lay off about 200 employees as part of a plan to get through the state's budget stalemate.
- Illinois school funding will be topic for legislative panel Updated: Feb-04-16 11:50 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is forming a legislative panel to discuss changes to how Illinois funds its schools.
- DeSoto Parish schools face $6-7M budget cut Updated: Feb-04-16 9:57 am
MANSFIELD, Louisiana - DeSoto Parish School District administrators are looking at cutting staff positions as one way to make up a deficit.
- Bentley proposes mix of budget cuts, education funding shift Updated: Feb-03-16 4:59 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Wednesday proposed a mix of budget cuts and a shift of education funds to address a general fund shortfall, but high-ranking senators said they doubted legislators will go along with a diversion of the education dollars.
- Illinois universities plan more cuts among budget impasse Updated: Feb-03-16 12:40 pm
URBANA, Illinois - The lack of a state budget is continuing to affect state universities in Illinois, with some schools planning additional cuts to staff or classes.
- Raimondo talks jobs, business climate at State of the State Updated: Feb-02-16 9:40 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Gov. Gina Raimondo, promising a fight to improve the state's public schools and its long-struggling business and jobs climate, unveiled an $8.96 billion spending plan that would increase education funding and expand initiatives to draw high-skilled jobs.
- Lawmakers begin 2016 session to familiar budget woes Updated: Feb-02-16 9:21 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama lawmakers began the 2016 legislative session on Groundhog Day with familiar budget woes that could spell funding cuts for many state agencies.
- Gov. Mary Fallin challenges state lawmakers in budget plan Updated: Feb-02-16 10:10 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Republican Gov. Mary Fallin's budget proposal for the upcoming year challenges state lawmakers to make fundamental changes to the way Oklahoma pays for vital public services including schools, health care and public safety.
- Gov. Fallin wants sales tax expansion to close budget hole Updated: Feb-01-16 6:07 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday proposed increasing the cigarette tax and expanding the sales tax to a variety of services that are currently exempt as a way to close an estimated $900 million hole in next year's budget.
- Group hands in petition signatures to boost school funding Updated: Feb-01-16 11:37 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A group that wants to increase funding for Maine schools with a new tax on the wealthy is handing in petition signatures to the state.
- School officials concerned about proposed K-12 budget cuts Updated: Jan-27-16 12:51 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - A legislative committee's vote to recommend cutting state aid to K-12 schools is raising concern among some school district administrators across Wyoming.
- State land trust pays record $105 million to Arizona schools Updated: Jan-27-16 12:21 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit has announced the state's land trust will pay a record $105 million to schools in the budget year beginning in July.
- New York lawmakers to hear proposals for education spending Updated: Jan-27-16 3:01 am
ALBANY, New York - New York education officials and advocates are set to weigh in on the state's spending plans for education.
- House bill would allow public funding at religious schools Updated: Jan-26-16 5:37 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho House panel has introduced a proposal that would allow students to use public funding toward religious school tuitions.
- EIU president: Layoffs possible without Illinois budget Updated: Jan-26-16 9:18 am
CHARLESTON, Illinois - Eastern Illinois University's president says the state budget impasse will bring potential layoffs and furlough time for employees to the school.
- Amid budget stalemate, Marion considers borrowing for school Updated: Jan-24-16 5:02 am
MARION, Illinois - The prolonged state budget stalemate is forcing a southern Illinois school district to consider borrowing more than $7 million to help pay for a new high school.
- Mead hopes Legislature will not cut K-12 education funding Updated: Jan-23-16 12:48 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - Gov. Matt Mead said he disagrees with a state legislative committee's recommendations to cut K-12 school funding and an early childhood literacy program.
- Anchorage School District plans to cut teacher jobs Updated: Jan-22-16 7:25 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Anchorage School District is looking to close a projected $10.9 million budget gap by cutting 53 teachers next year and increasing class sizes.
- State budget director: No education funding deal this year Updated: Jan-21-16 6:49 pm
SEATTLE - The state budget director said Thursday lawmakers will not finish the work required to fix the way Washington pays for public schools during this legislative session, because they require deadline pressure to reach the difficult compromises needed to cut a final deal.
- U of Illinois freezes in-state tuition for 2nd year Updated: Jan-21-16 5:38 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - University of Illinois trustees on Thursday agreed for a second straight year to freeze tuition for in-state students even as they learned the school drew $671 million from cash reserves to make up for the lack of state funding because of a budget deadlock.
- The Latest: Republicans say spending plan unrealistic Updated: Jan-20-16 10:04 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The latest on developments Wednesday during Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address (all times local):
- Official barred from school property after attack comments Updated: Jan-20-16 5:14 pm
HAMPSTEAD, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire elected official who described at a budget meeting how he would attack students has been barred from school property.