- Lawmakers, Snyder agree to framework of budget Updated: May-24-16 7:18 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Key lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder's administration agreed Tuesday on the framework of a state spending plan that would direct $165 million more toward Flint's lead-tainted water crisis while significantly cutting a budget proposal to address underground infrastructure needs across Michigan.
- Republican leaders, governor reach $6.8B budget deal Updated: May-24-16 5:58 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin and Republican legislative leaders announced a nearly $6.8 billion budget agreement Tuesday that would include no further funding cuts for public K-12 schools and prevent deep cuts to Medicaid provider rates but impose deep funding cuts on public colleges and universities.
- School backers seek more funds after Proposition 123 passes Updated: May-23-16 4:37 pm
PHOENIX - Education advocates are keeping the heat on Gov. Doug Ducey to restore K-12 funding now that voters have approved a measure that pumps $3.5 billion into schools over ten years.
- Some DC parents upset over school-renovation funds in budget Updated: May-23-16 3:58 am
WASHINGTON - Some Washington parents aren't happy about changes that the D.C. Council made to the mayor's proposed budget.
- Utah charter schools spend public funds on private companies Updated: May-22-16 4:03 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's charter schools are spending millions of taxpayer dollars on the services of private companies, according to a Salt Lake Tribune analysis.
- Budget stalemate erodes interest in some Illinois colleges Updated: May-22-16 2:48 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - High school seniors' unease over the lack of state funding for Illinois universities is contributing to a drop in applications at a number of campuses, and the problem appears to primarily affect schools facing some of the toughest financial struggles.
- Massachusetts Senate to debate $39.5B state budget plan Updated: May-22-16 1:51 pm
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Senate is planning to debate a $39.5 billion state budget plan that increases spending on local schools and public higher education.
- Truancy law aims to reduce detention of noncriminal kids Updated: May-22-16 3:16 am
TACOMA, Washington - School districts throughout Washington will soon need to do more to help truant kids before sending them to court to answer to a judge.
- Carl Sandburg College drafts budget with little state aid Updated: May-21-16 4:58 pm
GALESBURG, Illinois - Carl Sandburg College officials have drafted a budget for the coming school year that relies on virtually no funding from Illinois lawmakers still embroiled in the state's budget stalemate.
- Schools to get immediate cash from school measure Updated: May-20-16 7:17 pm
PHOENIX - The passage of a measure boosting education funding by tapping Arizona's land trust and using general fund cash means school districts will see an immediate infusion of nearly $300 million next month and slightly more for the coming school year.
- Budget shortage means delay in changes for teacher licensing Updated: May-20-16 3:42 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A budget gap at the Minnesota Board of Teaching is slowing down efforts to improve the state's educator licensing system.
- Hartford schools chief says investment leaves some behind Updated: May-20-16 2:40 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Hartford superintendent says some city schools are being left behind by investment in schools involved in a landmark desegregation effort.
- Uncertain how many La. students will get vouchers next year Updated: May-20-16 8:05 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Parents relying on Louisiana's voucher program to put their children through private schools are in the same predicament as others who depend on state services, uncertain where next year's budget will leave them.
- Post-recession higher ed funding hit hard, report says Updated: May-19-16 4:30 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania has seen one of the nation's largest reductions in state funding for public colleges and universities since the start of the recession.
- Republicans ask panel chairs to consider voter ID outreach Updated: May-19-16 1:10 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A group of Assembly Republicans have asked the leaders of the Legislature's budget committee to approve funding for a public education campaign on Wisconsin's voter photo identification law.
- Arizona officials say at least another day to count ballots Updated: May-18-16 10:33 pm
PHOENIX - Elections officials in Arizona's most populous counties said Wednesday they need another day at least to count ballots that will determine the fate of a proposal to tap the state's land trust fund to boost education funding.
- The Latest: Proposition 123 lead falls with new vote counts Updated: May-18-16 10:05 pm
PHOENIX - The Latest on counting of ballots on Proposition 123 (all times local):
- Kansas budget plan slashes university and Medicaid funding Updated: May-18-16 8:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Facing a shortfall of more than $290 million, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a budget bill Wednesday that makes significant cuts to the state highway fund, Medicaid and higher education and trims most state agency budgets by 4 percent.
- State asks state Supreme Court to end education sanctions Updated: May-18-16 8:22 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Attorneys from the office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the state is on track to fulfill its constitutional requirement to properly fund education and in a court filing Wednesday asked the state Supreme Court to drop a contempt order and lift daily sanctions imposed last year.
- Georgia editorial roundup Updated: May-18-16 5:19 pm
Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers:
- New York state voters approve 98.5 percent of school budgets Updated: May-18-16 10:01 am
ALBANY, New York - New York voters have approved the vast majority of school budgets proposed by districts across the state.
- Gov. Kasich signs $2.6 billion construction budget Updated: May-18-16 3:15 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) has signed a $2.6 billion capital budget bill that includes funding for public works, community and school projects over the next two years.
- New CSU stadium expected to finish on time, on budget Updated: May-18-16 2:06 am
FORT COLLINS, Colorado - Colorado State University's athletic director says progress is being made on the school's new $220 million stadium and that it will be completed "on time and on budget."
- Oklahoma City school district proposes $7M more in cuts Updated: May-17-16 3:51 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City school district is considering closing a school, consolidating two buildings and cutting art and athletic budgets in the upcoming year as it looks to slash $7 million more from its budget.
- Boston students stage 2nd walkout over school funding Updated: May-17-16 2:05 pm
BOSTON - Students at Boston's public schools are staging their second walkout of the year to protest education budget cuts.