Budget & Finance District Leaders Want More Time to Spend ESSER Funds as Plans Go Astray
Orders aren't arriving on time. Hiring is hard. Chief financial officers want the feds to relieve the pressure.
Budget & Finance What It Takes to Stay on Top of Improving School Facilities
Be proactive, especially with winning community support, district leaders advise.
Education Funding In Their Own Words This Superintendent's Tiny, Rural District Got No COVID Aid. Here's Why That Hurts
The aid formula left Long Lake, N.Y., out of the mix. The superintendent worries that could happen for other kinds of aid in the future.
Education Funding District Leaders Plea to Feds: We Need More Time to Spend COVID Aid
Without more flexibility on the 2024 spending deadline, critical programs will be axed, they warn.
School & District Management Medicaid Changes Could Provide a Big Boost to School Mental Health Services
A new law could make it easier for schools to bill Medicaid for services like counseling and health screenings.
School Climate & Safety Opinion Schools Have Put Their Money on Security Officers. Is That Smart?
After school shootings, people want policymakers to "do something." But is hiring more law enforcement the right thing?
Budget & Finance From Our Research Center Despite Accusations of Hoarding, Districts Say They're Steadily Spending ESSER Funds
More than half of district leaders say they've spent more than three-quarters of their federal relief.
Education Funding Opinion Book Bans? My School Doesn’t Even Have a Library
Underfunding schools is its own censorship, writes one Philadelphia public school teacher. After all, they can’t ban books we don’t have.
Budget & Finance Inflation Is Putting the Squeeze on Schools. How Are They Coping?
As schools get ready to welcome students back, they're paying more for food, fuel, construction materials, insurance, even paper.
Recruitment & Retention From Our Research Center After-School Programs Face Perfect Storm of Staffing and Funding Problems, Survey Finds
Staffing shortages come at a critical time, as schools are looking for more assistance helping students recover academically.
Budget & Finance Interest Rates Are Going Up to Fight Inflation. Schools May Feel the Pain Either Way
Rising costs, expected higher wages, and diminished voter support for school levies have district leaders worried.
Equity & Diversity State Policies Set Up Incarcerated Students to Fail, Report Finds
When students are in juvenile justice centers, they often lose access to high-quality education.
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Recruitment & Retention Schools Warned to Expect Wage Pressures for the Foreseeable Future
A report from the Fitch Ratings says districts with low credit ratings may find it hard to entice workers amid staff shortages.