Latest Education budgets News

At UN, leaders confront COVID's impact on global education

Sep. 19, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

With COVID-related school disruptions setting back children around the world, activists implored world leaders Monday to prioritize school systems and restore educational budgets slashed when the pandemic hit. The summit on transforming education, held at the U.N. General Assembly...

NC school asks Supreme Court to review dress code ruling

Sep. 15, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

LELAND, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina charter school is petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider an appeals court ruling that the school violated female students’ constitutional rights by requiring them to wear skirts. In June, a majority of the full U.S. 4th Circuit Court...

Children return to school in Seattle after weeklong strike

Sep. 14, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Teachers, administrators and parent volunteers welcomed children back to school in Seattle on Wednesday following a weeklong educators strike that delayed the start of classes. Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association announced Monday night that...

Reclaim Idaho pulls education funding initiative from ballot

Sep. 07, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Organizers of an education funding initiative have asked to have the measure pulled from the November ballot after the Idaho Legislature last week passed a massive tax cut and education spending bill that made the initiative moot. Reclaim Idaho’s initiative,...

After school shootings, are states making classrooms safer?

Sep. 06, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

The shooting last May that killed 19 children and two teachers inside an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, led to pledges by governors in several states to make classrooms safer. But their speed in following through has varied. Here's a look at where school safety...

Evers calls for $2 billion increase in public school funding

Sep. 06, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday called for spending nearly $2 billion more on public K-12 schools — a plan derided by Republicans that was released nine weeks before the election and designed to allow school spending to increase without resulting in higher property taxes. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Sep. 01, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

Kenosha News. August 31, 2022. Editorial: Special ed costs trigger debate Wisconsin is not keeping pace with special education funding needs. That seemed to be the bottom line on a Lee Newspapers report this month that chronicled how costs for special...

Idaho tax, education bill has support, but cracks possible

Aug. 31, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers are scheduled to meet Thursday at the Statehouse to consider using the state’s projected $2 billion budget surplus for a $500 million income tax rebate. Legislators will also consider spending money - a $410 million annual boost for K-12...

Idaho special session aims for tax cut, education spending

Aug. 23, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Tuesday called a special session of the Legislature starting next week aimed at using part of the state’s projected $2 billion budget surplus for a record $500 million income tax rebate this year to help residents cope with increased food and gas...

Georgia lawmakers examine changing state K-12 school funding

Aug. 19, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The leader of a state legislative committee that's looking at how Georgia funds K-12 public schools promised on Friday that nothing “dire and ominous” would come from any possible changes. Nearly 40 years after then-Gov. Joe Frank Harris signed the Quality Basic...