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Following the billions of dollars spent every year educating children.
September 18, 2018
The race is on to convince voters to give more money to Indianapolis Public Schools
The campaign is using a multi-pronged approach to reach voters.
September 18, 2018
What seven school board members in West Tennessee want in their next governor
Seven weeks before election day, school board members say funding and getting online testing right are among their top concerns.
Following the money
September 12, 2018
Looking to curb absenteeism, other chronic problems, Memphis invests in data specialists with Gates money
Solving problems like chronic absenteeism is the goal of the nearly $1 million philanthropic dollars earmarked for 15 Shelby County schools.
August 24, 2018
Higher teacher pay and more school safety are up for a vote with November tax requests
Voters will have to decide on a statewide tax proposal, and in several communities, also on local measures.
August 13, 2018
Aurora board to consider placing school tax hike on November ballot
The proposed tax hike is expected to generate $35 million for the district in 2019.
August 10, 2018
Key lawmakers urge IPS to lease Broad Ripple high school to charter school
The district is instead considering steps to sell the large property on the open market.
On the ballot
August 9, 2018
Colorado voters will decide on $1.6 billion tax increase for education
Initiative 93 represents the third attempt in seven years to raise money for education.
August 2, 2018
Campaign for IPS tax referendums gets a $100,000 boost from advocacy group
The group will also launch a vast door-knocking campaign.
August 1, 2018
Cash-strapped teachers turn to Facebook, online sites to equip their classrooms
When teacher Shemena Shivers walked into her Melrose High School science lab for the first time, she couldn’t contain her excitement at the…
July 26, 2018
Even as Indianapolis Public Schools makes big cuts, it could still build new buildings
If the district sells its downtown office building, it may want to open a new one in another location.
July 25, 2018
Chicago schools pass $7.5 billion budget despite calls to halt vote
On Wednesday, the Chicago Board of Education voted to pass Chicago Public Schools’ $7.5 billion budget for the 2018-2019 school year, despite calls…
July 24, 2018
Indianapolis Public Schools scales back referendum (again) to win chamber support
The new request would amount to $220 million over eight years.
July 23, 2018
Why Indianapolis Public Schools wants the Indy Chamber’s referendum support
The chamber and the district this month released competing plans for how much the district needs.
July 20, 2018
CPS $1 billion capital budget hearings: Questions, demands, and mixed feelings
Chicago Public Schools surprised many when it dropped its biggest facility spending plan a few weeks ago with…
July 19, 2018
New budget gives CPS CEO Janice Jackson opportunity to play offense
Running Chicago’s schools might be the toughest tour of duty in town for a public sector CEO. There have been eight chiefs in…
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