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Sunday, November 2, 2014

States slashing education spending

USA Today – Thomas C. Frohlich and Alexander E.M. Hess

“State-level K-12 education spending has fallen dramatically in many states since 2008. In that time, 29 states cut per pupil spending, shifting the burden of financing education to local school districts and, in many instances, forcing schools to cut costs and even teachers.” (more)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Unsatisfied with Student Performance, Utah Business Leaders Release Education Plan

NPR Utah – ANDREA SMARDON

“Utah business leaders unveiled a five-year plan on Tuesday to improve the educational system in the state. The plan comes just one day after test results revealed that less than half of Utah students are proficient in math, language arts, and science.” (more)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Most States Still Below Pre-Recession K-12 Spending Levels, Report Says

Education Week – Andrew Ujifusa

“The majority of states are funding schools below the levels reached a half-dozen years ago, before the Great Recession caused significant budget cuts, according to a report…What’s the impact of this situation on local districts?…districts had cut about 330,000 jobs. Since then, districts have restored only 70,000 of those jobs.” (more)

The $245,000 price tag for raising an American child, in 5 charts

Vox – Danielle Kurtzleben

“According to a report the USDA released in August…total spending on childrearing has increased substantially over the years, even accounting for inflation…child care and education spending have grown ninefold…this does not include spending on college…” (more)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

1 Million American Students Attend Unproductive Schools, Says Study

The Huffington Post – Rebecca Klein

“A new report out Wednesday from the left-leaning Center for American Progress analyzes the educational productivity of nearly 7,000 districts across nearly 40 states…Regardless of how much money their district spends, more than 1 million American students attend unproductive schools.” (more)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

States spending the most on education

USA Today – Thomas C. Frohlich

“For the third year, public expenditure per student fell nationwide, according a recent release from the U.S. Census Bureau. Per pupil, school spending totaled $10,608 in 2012, roughly the same amount as the year before.”(more)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Early Childhood Education: Lots of Talk, but Not Much Action (Yet)

The Atlantic – Laura Bornfreund & Conor Williams

“Business leaders, law enforcement, retired military leaders, charitable foundations, and Nobel-winning economists—not to mention President Obama—support better preschool. Why hasn’t there been more progress?”(more)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

7 states slashing education spending

USA Today – Thomas C. Frolich and Michael B. Sauter

“According to the latest school spending data compiled by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), seven states have cut per-pupil spending by more than 15% in that time.” (more)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Meeting the Demand for More and Better Information on Education Spending

Student First – Charity Hallman

“We live in an age where anyone with a smartphone can access their bank balance, deposit money, or pay a bill within seconds. The demand for more – and better – information is definitely here to stay.” (more)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

State Education Spending Still Lower Than In 2008: Report

Huffington Post – Tyler Kingkade

“Every state except for North Dakota and Wyoming has cut funding for higher education since 2008, and nationwide state spending for public colleges is down 28 percent in the 2013 fiscal year, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.”(more)