Budget & Finance
Education news, analysis, and opinion about district and school finances and budgets.
- Budget & Finance Some School Districts Are Feeling COVID-19 Stimulus EnvyThousands of districts got little to nothing from recent federal stimulus aid, surfacing longstanding tensions over inadequate school funding.Budget & Finance Quiz Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Education Funding?Quiz Yourself: How much do you know about what's going on with education funding?Budget & Finance School Buildings Are Crumbling. Here's Why It's So Hard to Fix ThemAs the pandemic comes to an end and districts prepare to fully reopen schools, they face new construction costs and deadline pressures.Budget & Finance One Big Reason Schools Are Ditching Remote Learning: The CostDespite increasing demand from parents, states are giving districts little financial incentive to provide online learning this fall.Budget & Finance From Our Research Center School Leaders Say Stimulus Cash Will Go a Long Way—But Deep Funding Challenges RemainAn EdWeek survey finds many districts avoided the dire fiscal fate predicted last spring. But a flood of federal aid poses stark choices.Budget & Finance Spending on Special Ed. in Some Districts Plunged This Year. Budget Cuts Could Be NextSchools faced unprecedented challenges delivering instruction and support to students with disabilities this year—and the costs of providing those services evolved as well.Budget & Finance Opinion How Districts Can Use Relief Funds to Help the Students Most in NeedWe can't squander this opportunity to reach students experiencing homelessness. Here are four key steps.Budget & Finance FEMA Will Cover Some COVID-19 Staffing Costs for SchoolsFEMA is offering to reimburse the costs of pandemic expenses for work performed after Jan. 21. Here's how to get your district's share.Budget & Finance FEMA Is Spending Billions on Pandemic Relief. How Schools Can Get More of ItThe agency is offering reimbursements to schools for pandemic-related purchases they've been using after Jan. 21, 2021.Budget & Finance Will FEMA Reimburse Schools for COVID-Related Costs? Here's What We KnowNumerous school districts are getting millions of dollars less than they expected from the feds for pandemic-related emergency costs.Budget & Finance How School Districts Plan to Spend $130 Billion in Federal Stimulus MoneySchools will soon receive an influx of federal funds. Special education training, technology improvements, and facilities upgrades are on the shopping list.Budget & Finance A Windfall, Teacher Shortages, and Uncertain Enrollments Shape Next Year's K-12 BudgetsSchool finance officers from across the nation describe the unique challenges of managing their money one year into the pandemic.