Latest Education budgets News

Tennessee plans 8 town halls on education funding formula

Oct. 22, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will hold eight town hall hearings as officials review the state's K-12 education funding formula. The Department of Education says the events will be Oct. 27 at Merrol Hyde Magnet School in Hendersonville; Oct. 28 at the National...

Louisiana higher education leaders seek $220M budget boost

Oct. 20, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top higher education board is asking for a nearly $220 million state budget increase next year, saying the money would aid its work to boost the number of people obtaining degrees and professional certifications beyond high school. ...

Education funding on ballots in New Mexico cities’ elections

Oct. 19, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Local governments across New Mexico are seeking to renew property taxes to pay for school buildings, computers and air ventilation systems even as school districts are slated to receive $900 million in federal pandemic aid. Ventilation upgrades are...

Judge: No waiting on NC budget to act on school funding

Oct. 18, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge signaled Monday that he's ready to formally demand legislators carry out a funding recipe to reduce public education inequities, saying he wouldn't wait on a negotiated budget agreement between the governor and legislature before acting. ...

Tennessee leaders to review education funding formula

Oct. 08, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn on Friday announced plans to review how the state funds its multibillion dollar K-12 education system. Lee and Schwinn say they hope school leaders, families and other members of the public...

Flush with COVID-19 aid, schools steer funding to sports

Oct. 06, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One Wisconsin school district built a new football field. In Iowa, a high school weight room is getting a renovation. Another in Kentucky is replacing two outdoor tracks — all of this funded by the billions of dollars in federal pandemic relief Congress sent to...

School district prioritizes equity in new budgeting model

Oct. 05, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington School District has announced a new budgeting process for the next school year that prioritizes equity for schools to make sure students are getting what they need. Principals and schools will have control over how money is spent,...

Arizona can't use COVID money for anti-mask grants, feds say

Oct. 05, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

The Biden administration on Tuesday ordered Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to stop using the state’s federal pandemic funding on a pair of new education grants that can only be directed to schools without mask mandates. In a letter to Ducey, the Treasury Department said the...

UN agency for Palestinian refugees has urgent budget crisis

Oct. 02, 2021 04:39 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees is facing an “existential” budget crisis and appealing for urgent funding of $120 million to keep essential education, healthcare and other services running, the agency's chief said Friday. “We...

Cooper: I'll seek public school spending surge in NC budget

Sep. 28, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Soon entering the critical phase of North Carolina's budget talks, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday he would aim to get Republican lawmakers to fund public education improvements a judge says the state must start implementing. Addressing a...