- Public school sport participation rules scaled back Updated: Jul-02-15 10:22 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - An expansion of who can play sports and participate in extracurricular activities in public schools in Wisconsin is being scaled back.
- Wolf vetoes bills on liquor privatization, school funding Updated: Jul-02-15 4:44 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a Republican-backed bill to privatize the state-controlled sales of wine and liquor on Thursday as well as two budget-related bills, two days after he rejected the main budget bill.
- Highlights of Wisconsin budget up for final committee vote Updated: Jul-02-15 2:04 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The two-year state budget up for passage Thursday by the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee is expected to be taken up by the Assembly on Tuesday. It's unknown when the Senate will vote on it. Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Wednesday that he does not have the votes for the budget in its current form.
- Chicago teachers protest planned cuts after pension payment Updated: Jul-02-15 1:44 pm
CHICAGO - Dozens of Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters picketed outside City Hall to protest $200 million in planned Chicago Public Schools cuts.
- Mayor: Chicago school cuts include layoffs, less maintenance Updated: Jul-01-15 9:25 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts - including layoffs, scaled-back maintenance and reduced transportation - to the nation's third-largest school district Wednesday, one day after the district paid a $634 million pension bill officials said it couldn't afford.
- Illinois Senate advances plan to increase school funding Updated: Jul-01-15 12:17 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An Illinois Senate committee has advanced legislation to increase funding for education this year to a level first proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
- Kasich signs $71B, 2-year budget after vetoing 44 items Updated: Jun-30-15 10:44 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday signed a $71.2 billion, two-year state budget that continues his expansion of the Medicaid health program and provides an income-tax cut.
- Democrats, public school advocates call for budget changes Updated: Jun-30-15 2:42 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Democrats and public education advocates say they want to remove budget provisions that would provide special education vouchers and additional private school vouchers.
- Kansas officials want school funding ruling put on hold Updated: Jun-29-15 5:44 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas' attorney general on Monday asked the state's highest court to put on hold a lower court's decision ordering roughly $50 million more in aid to public school districts this week.
- School aid formula being considered creates winners, losers Updated: Jun-29-15 11:20 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A new public school funding formula being considered by the Legislature would create winners and losers as it seeks a way to link the distribution of state aid more closely to need.
- Lincoln schools offering guaranteed hours to attract drivers Updated: Jun-29-15 7:41 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Lincoln school officials are increasing their transportation budget in an effort to attract more bus drivers.
- NC Senate budget proposes ending driver's ed. requirement Updated: Jun-27-15 10:06 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The fate of driver education in North Carolina looms uncertain as legislators ironing out the budget weigh whether to continue the program's funding, or possibly end the requirement for teenagers to take driving classes altogether.
- No tax increase for Forrest County School District Updated: Jun-26-15 8:04 am
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Forrest County School District is not asking for a tax increase in its budget for the new school year.
- Brookhaven schools borrow $255K to address budget shortfall Updated: Jun-25-15 4:44 pm
BROOKHAVEN, Mississippi - The Brookhaven School District is borrowing $255,000 to address a budget shortfall.
- DeSoto Co. school board budget approved, no new taxes Updated: Jun-25-15 8:05 am
HERNANDO, Mississippi - The DeSoto County schools budget calls for no tax increase but officials say more state money is needed.
- Opinion says schools chief wrong on charter school funds Updated: Jun-24-15 8:50 pm
PHOENIX - Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas was wrong when she said charter schools stand to lose much more money than lawmakers thought when they passed the state budget in March, the Arizona attorney general said in a legal opinion Wednesday.
- Less mineral revenue means less Wyoming education funding Updated: Jun-24-15 8:23 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming lawmakers likely will face tough choices in coming years over how to fund the state's K-12 educational system because of falling mineral revenue, legislative staffers warned Wednesday.
- Los Angeles school board OKs $8B budget; Cortines may retire Updated: Jun-24-15 10:13 am
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Unified school board has approved an $8 billion spending plan that includes layoffs for more than 380 teachers in the nation's second-largest school district.
- New Little Rock superintendent discusses plans for district Updated: Jun-23-15 8:10 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Little Rock lawyer hired to lead a financially strapped school district now controlled by the state said Tuesday that he's cut about $12.5 million from the district's budget and made other positive changes since taking the helm two months ago.
- Kansas budget balances, but school funding is 'wild card' Updated: Jun-20-15 11:36 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - A lawsuit over funding for Kansas' public schools threatens to upend the state budget that Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and the GOP-dominated Legislature struggled to balance - and pass - with higher sales and cigarette taxes.
- All but 2 school budgets won voter approval for next year Updated: Jun-19-15 3:07 am
ALBANY, New York - All but two of New York's nearly 700 school districts have won voter approval for their budgets for next year.
- Snyder signs $54.5B state budget; lasting road plan elusive Updated: Jun-17-15 7:07 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder signed a $54.5 billion state budget on Wednesday with a modest spending boost for education and a temporary increase in road construction funding, pledging to work with lawmakers over the summer on a long-term transportation funding fix.
- Kansas governor signs bill changing rules for budget cuts Updated: Jun-17-15 5:05 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill giving him more discretion in making some budget cuts during the next fiscal year while protecting aid to public schools.
- The Latest: Maine lawmakers send $6.7B budget to LePage Updated: Jun-17-15 12:43 am
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- Study: At-risk Los Angeles kids short-changed in spending Updated: Jun-15-15 8:35 pm
LOS ANGELES - A new stream of state funds intended to provide greater educational equity for at-risk students in Los Angeles is largely going for other purposes, a study released Monday found.