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Five Ways That States Limit Special Education Spending

In times of limited financial resources, states look for ways to rein in spending. Unfortunately for state education policymakers, times of...

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Why Are There So Many Bills About Special Education Funding?

Funding for students who require special education services continues to be a hotly debated topic for state policymakers. More than half of...

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How States Use Recreational Marijuana Revenue to Fund K-12 Education

This is a companion post to “When Medical Marijuana Meets School Drug Policy, What Can States Do?” — which looks at states...

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Is the Federal Government Shortchanging Special Education Students?

When it comes to the issue of public education funding, there are few things those in the education policy space agree on. But there is one...

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Can Schools Afford to Keep Kids Safe?

If you’re like me, school shootings have left you feeling both frustrated and helpless. Tragedies like those in Santa Fe, Parkland, Sandy...

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All You Could Ever Want to Know About State Policies Governing Early Learning

Kindergarten is one of our most popular search items, and it’s no surprise: The early learning years are some of the most crucial in a...

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529 Plans Are Not Just for College Anymore

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 significantly expanded the federal definition of qualified expenses for 529 plans (withdrawals free of...

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What Does WV’s School Funding Formula Have to Do With the Statewide Teachers Strike?

Something fairly unprecedented is happening in West Virginia now: a statewide teacher strike. While statewide teacher strikes are not...

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Working on Early Learning Policy? These Two Resources Are for You

Today, we’re releasing How States Fund Pre-K: A Primer for Policymakers, which outlines funding mechanisms to consider to support pre-K...

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School Funding Is Complicated — So Let’s Do Something About It

One question I repeatedly get asked is, “Why are state school funding formulas so complicated?” My first answer to that question is...

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