funding Tag Archive

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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Is It Time to Stop Funding Schools With Local Property Taxes?

Local Schools, Local Funding Today 44.6 percent of funding for public education in this country comes from local sources with most of this...

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In Education Funding, Size Does Matter

I’m often asked the question, “When it comes to funding – what is the optimal size of a school district?” Data from the U.S. Census...

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Making Sense of the Changes to Financial Aid Funding in President Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget

While it’s currently just a proposal, President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget puts several big changes to student financial aid...

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