Latest Education budgets News

State releases analysis of $450M Providence schools budget

Dec. 13, 2019 10:30 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence public school district is in a better financial position than previously thought, but resources need to be reallocated, according to an independent financial analysis released Friday. The state, which assumed control of the struggling district last month, released...

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board closing 3 schools

Dec. 13, 2019 10:24 AM EST

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board cites continued declining enrollment and a deep budget deficit in its decision to close three schools at the end of the academic year. The board voted Thursday to close Marion W. Savage Elementary School, Sioux Trail Elementary School and...

Report: NC still short offering all "sound basic education"

Dec. 10, 2019 9:02 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has made little progress providing every child “an opportunity to receive a sound basic education"since the state Supreme Court declared the constitutional mandate in 1997, according to a report released Tuesday addressing public education shortfalls and student...

Northam proposes boost to early education funding

Dec. 10, 2019 4:50 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is proposing nearly $100 million in new funding to help at-risk preschoolers. Northam announced Tuesday that his budget proposal for the upcoming legislative session includes a proposed $94.8 million in new funding for early education efforts. Northam said...

Commissioner outlines changes coming for Providence schools

Dec. 10, 2019 11:52 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's education commissioner plans to release a budget analysis for Providence schools, hire a superintendent and select a new curriculum by the end of the year. Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green assumed control of the struggling school district Nov. 1. She told The...

Oil bonanza sustains state budget surplus in New Mexico

Dec. 9, 2019 7:08 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State government income is expected to outpace spending obligations by nearly $800 million for the coming fiscal year as New Mexico lawmakers contemplate bigger budgets for public schools, health care and anti-crime initiatives. Economists from three state agencies and the...

N Carolina Gov. Cooper on teacher pay: 'I am doing my part'

Dec. 6, 2019 4:21 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper is telling North Carolina public school teachers his side of the story about why the extended state budget impasse means educators haven't received meaningful raises this year. Cooper's office on Friday said it sent a letter to public school principals across the state...

Edwards pledges increased spending on Louisiana's colleges

Dec. 5, 2019 5:16 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards told the board overseeing Louisiana's largest university system Thursday that he will propose to again raise spending on public college campuses next year, trying to steer more dollars to campuses that struggled through nearly a decade of state financing cuts....

Hogan proposes $3.8B for school construction over 5 years

Dec. 5, 2019 3:59 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan proposed allocating $3.8 billion for Maryland school construction over five years and a separate measure to increase accountability in academic performance during a news conference Thursday, as education funding is expected to be a top issue in the upcoming...

Indiana teacher rally not changing GOP school funding stance

Dec. 4, 2019 5:14 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans who control the Indiana Statehouse aren’t showing any signs that a rally by several thousand teachers on its doorsteps two weeks ago has swayed them to boost education funding anytime soon. Teacher unions and Democrats are calling for the Republican-dominated...