Examples of budgetary issues in public education.
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Since I offered commentary on Anchor Rising against the Tiverton Budget Committee's decision to level fund the local contribution to the school budget, it seems reasonable to note, in this space, that I've revised my position. As I explained here...Source : Anchor Rising (subscribe)
Lawmakers in Montgomery will begin to discuss the proposed state Education budget for the next school year today.Source : The Troy Messenger (subscribe)Explore : Alabama, Education
The board voted unanimously to approve $15.3 million in budget cuts and revenue boosts for 2010-11, joining the growing list of Minnesota school boards that are slicing services for next year as they brace against a tough economy and a state budget crisis.Source : StarTribune.com (subscribe)
(By Ann Doss Helms, firstname.lastname@example.org) Pay cuts, central-office layoffs and even school closings are expected to be hashed out at Tuesdas Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools budget meeting.Source : Charlotte Observer: Breaking News (subscribe)
Race To The Top asks states to "tune up" their education policy to compete for federal funds. Image from Flickr. As a part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a new education program called Race To The Top was created. With more than $4 billion available for school districts, Race To The Top laid out a point system for schools that wanted a cut of the funds.Source : Personal Money Store (subscribe)Explore : Delaware, Education, States, Tennessee, US
Regarding the governor and school administrators cutting public education budgets: Instead of cutting classroom budgets and teacher positions,...Source : IN Touch (subscribe)Explore : Education
PLAINFIELD TODAY: "Weekend homicide at Plainfield's BUF raises troubling questions" Business: "Landmark Golden Jewelers to close up shop" -- In business since 1942.Habitat: "Plainfield Habitat welcomes new executive director"Schools -- Budgets: "Schools saw 'worst-case' budget scenarios get even worse with aid cuts"Concessions: "Bridgewater-Raritan union makes...Source : C L I P S (subscribe)
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Time to crunch numbers Roanokers shouldn't mind paying a few cents more for a meal if the money goes to schools. Today, the Roanoke City Council will gather with its financial staff to look at the latest budget figures. The picture will be grim. The council now has in hand the city school budget that [...]Source : RoundTable: The Roanoke Times Editorial Board blogs on... (subscribe)
The good news for taxpayers in most of New York is that you can lower your property taxes this year by voting "no" on your local school budget. The bad news is that your state legislators are trying hard to change the law -- to fix it so you can...Source : New York Post (subscribe)
There is a common practice that seems to be a pattern that takes on mythical significance. And that is that last year's school budget expenditures with the exception of co-incidental changes dictate next year's curriculum and budget make-up. Furthermore, next year's budget is considered flat when it entirely accommodates the slope of increases in staff salary and...Source : Region 19 BOE Gazette (subscribe)
This week: Spring break for Pinellas schools Tuesday-Wednesday: Commission for Independent Education, Howey-in-the-Hills Wednesday: Florida Legislature in full session Thursday: Florida Legislature in full session Thursday: Hillsborough School Board, 3 p.m. • Pasco School Board, budget workshop, 1:30 p.m. April...Source : The Gradebook (subscribe)Explore : Education
... David Cameron and the Tory Party must be given a chance Mr Blair himself famously chanted 'Education, education, education!' so let's start with that. In just the last six years, the education budget has tripled from £21.7bn to £66.7bn of our money. As we report today, there are brilliant individual successes like young maths genius Yasha Ayari Asley. But...Source : Little's Log (subscribe)Explore : Cancers, Diseases, Education, Health
MA: Panel OKs school budget cuts, teachers protest A crowd from a rally that drew hundreds of school employees tried rushing into Boston School Department headquarters last night, sparking a standoff with police, just hours before the School Committee slashed millions of dollars in spending for the next school year but without closing any schools. More than a...Source : EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL (subscribe)Explore : Education, Teachers
The Washoe County School District and the teachers' union have struck a tentative memorandum of understanding regarding the Legislature's mandated 6.9 percent cuts to the school budget, which could impact union's pending salary increases, a union official confirmed Friday.Source : Reno Gazette Journal (subscribe)Explore : Cities and Towns, Nevada, States, Teachers, US
At the most recent meeting of the Westport Central School District's Board of Education, it was suggested by a man in the row I was sitting in that deep cuts in the school budget were necessary to provide tax relief...Source : Kathryn Cramer (subscribe)Explore : Education
by David Safier The Arizona Education Network (AEN) has put together a chart of all the state legislators' voting records on education. AEN found twenty-one (21) different pieces of legislation that dealt directly with public education budgets and the dollars...Source : Blog For Arizona (subscribe)Explore : Arizona, Education, States, US
... A few weeks later, legislators proposed taking away hundreds of thousands of dollars from the law school's budget unless the clinic spelled out exactly who it represented, and howSource : Maryland Moment (subscribe)Explore : Environmental Law, Law, Maryland, States, US
The school district has next week's BOE agenda already posted. Next week's meeting is where the adoption of the annual budget happens, unfortunately the budget's total amount is not spelled out at next week's agenda. Next week's agenda, just like this past Tuesday's, doesn't offer any specifics on the school budget either, but at this week's meeting the local...Source : Maria's Blog (subscribe)
... thought it would be better spent on “federal grants to needy students and help fund other federal education programs, such as support for community colleges and historically black schools”. You probably won't be surprised to hear that I'm with the Dems on this one. (And so, interestingly, are a majority of Republicans.) But note what happens when the government finds a large annual...Source : felixsalmon.com (subscribe)Explore : Business Blogs, Education
In February, celebrity British chef Jamie Oliver scooped up the prestigious TED Prize , awarded for his crusade "against obesity and other diet related diseases" and for having "pressured the UK government to invest $1 billion to overhaul school lunches to improve nutrition." Upon receiving the award, he warned America that it was committing national suicide through food. In an attempt to recreate his British school lunch campaign in the United States, Oliver is launching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, a reality show that attempts to overhaul the school lunch regimen in America's unhealthiest city. But while food nags like Oliver and First Lady Michelle Obama are surely right that Americans need to eat better, is he right that our eating habits are killing us? And do we need a massive budget increase to introduce fresh foods and food education to our schools? Reason.tv's Michael C. Moynihan talked to food blogger and journalist Ed Bruske and Reason senior editor Katherine Mangu-Ward about school lunch reform, whether more government money could slim student waistlines, the United States Department of Agriculture's role in making kids fat, and whether young American really are, as Oliver claims, living shorter lives their parents and grandparents. Approximalely 7 minutes. Written by Moynihan. Shot and edited by Dan Hayes. Production assistant, Joshua Swain.
Nancy Pelosi For Abortion... Contraception In a January 25, 2009, interview with George Stephanopoulos for ABC News, Pelosi said, "Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those - one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government."
The 57 members of the Rogue River Education Association have been working without a contract since July 2008. Their district is demanding pay freezes, even though recent years have shown astonishing budget carryovers. This is footage of a rally for RREA members that happened before a March 2010 school board meeting, and what happened in the meeting.
NEA President Dennis Van Roekel raised a red flag during testimony before a US House Appropriations Subcommittee because the Obama Administration's budget places states in the position of having to compete for funds during one of the worst financial crises in decades. He pointed out that this scenario fuels a system that means some kids will win and some kids will lose.
When a few reactionary tea baggers bus in a dozen protesters to LA from Utah and other redneck parts of the country for a small protest, the media is sure to cover it as a major political event. When tens of thousands (the LAPD stopped counting at 10000) of students protest in LA who are from LA there is no mention of the event in the entire corporate owned media. The call for action was against crippling state budget cuts to public education at the Universities, over $17 billion in two years to the state's education fund—and the UC administration's crisis of priorities was taken up on every UC and state college campus. The problem is Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and state legislators who plan even more cuts as another $20 billion budget deficit approaches this year. The state's fiscal crisis is due to the states unwillingness, and inability, to raise revenue which has already taken its toll, and organizing has been underway leading up to the day of action on March 4th 2010. If the corporate tax cuts and shelters (all of which have only been put in place by the current administration) are repealed the State of California would have more than enough money to balance its budget and expand badly needed services including education and health care. Student fees at state schools have exploded by 182 percent since 2002. (blogs.uscannenberg.org The K-12 education system is under siege too: corporate privatization scams whose main objective is making money as opposed to ...
WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK, March 5, 2009 — Westchester Putnam AFL-CIO Central Labor Body rallied at City Hall today to push for fair fiscal alternatives to the devastating budget cuts being considered in Albany. In a show of solidarity, broad coalitions of labor unions, community groups and families held a "Rally for New York" to protest the proposed state and city budget cuts to public services, education, health care and other programs that would have a devastating impact on the children, families and economy of New York.
The Hingham Advisory Committee has approved a school budget that cuts funding by $52,600, prompting a sharp rebuke from Superintendent Dorothy Galo.Source : Boston Globe (subscribe)Explore : Massachusetts, States, US
The final tally shows only Tolleson voters defeated a budget override among five of the districts.Source : Arizona Republic (subscribe)Explore : Cities and Towns, Phoenix, Southwest Valley, States, US
... releases his tax returns and said she would look at cutting corrections personnel to balance the budget. She said she would also look at cutting from higher education budgets but not touch the University of California system. She added that she supported a voter initiative reining in public employee pensions but said she wouldn't fund it. She's already spent $39 million...Source : Sacramento Bee (subscribe)Explore : California, Education, Meg Whitman, States, US
California, its public school, and its school libraries are having a meltdown. It is a crisis for our kids. So many teachers, programs, and positions are getting challenged to defend themselves in the face of incredible budget cuts and the law that requires balanced school budgets. That means thousands of pink slips go to teachers by March 15th, which means...Source : Library Advocate (subscribe)
... overall the adult to pupil ratio will be more like 1 to 6. See Efficiency, Entrepreneurship, and Education , which I wrote ten years ago. See also my letter to the editor about the Montgomery County School budget. But read Schaeffer's whole piece first. Next, we have Mark Schneider : Setting a national goal of having all students proficient by 2014 while letting...Source : EconLog (subscribe)Explore : Cities and Towns, Education, Los Angeles County, States, US
Out of Context: Some Legislative Levity (Gehrke on Sen. Liljenquist's serenade) Watch it here at the Senate Channel Hesterman Report on the legislative session (SenateSite) Daily Herald: Lawmakers finish up 45 days of heavy lifting KUER: 2010 Legislative Session Ends KSL: Lawmakers: The 2010 Legislative Session was a success Bernick: 2010 Legislature to be remembered for budget, ethics...Source : The Senate Site (subscribe)Explore : Death and Dying, Euthanasia, Health, US, Utah
Color me skeptical. At last night’s Boston schools budget hearing, the big shots weren’t talking and ranting or begging students and parents may have been bellowing into the wilderness. As City Councilor John Connolly so candidly described it , the details of the school budget are fungible. He is in his third year of the messiest job on Council,...Source : Marry in Massachusetts (subscribe)Explore : Education
Education matters: the more basic, the more important it is to more people. We can't all be astrophysicists or nuclear engineers, but we all NEED to know how to read, how to balance a checkbook, and in my wildest dreams rattle off all 50 state capitals. If one cannot read, he can't navigate streets as all the signs look the same. He can't discern danger, such as poison warnings on packages.Source : 2008 Democratic Convention Watch (subscribe)Explore : Kansas, Kansas City, Politics, Rhode Island, US
Lawmakers struggled this session to leave the public education budget unscathed. But ultimately, lawmakers and the governor worked together late in the session to produce a $2.Source : Salt Lake Tribune (subscribe)Explore : Education, States, US, Utah
If city and state politicians approve another school budget cut, there may be a “lasting impact” on District 22 schools.“It looks like there’s going to be another round. I was at Governor [David] Paterson’s town hall meeting on Monday and heard him say education is going to...Source : New York Post (subscribe)Explore : Education
SALT LAKE CITY — The Senate and the House finally reached an agreement Thursday night on how to handle the public...Source : Deseret Morning News (subscribe)Explore : Education, States, US, Utah
Disagreement over a bill that would make many school districts put more money toward charter schools continued Thursday. The House passed a new version of SB2, the education budget bill, on Thursday morning.Source : Salt Lake Tribune (subscribe)Explore : Education, States, US, Utah
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Public universities doing embryonic stem cell research would face reporting requirements under a bill advancing in the Michigan Senate. An amendment to a higher education budget bill would require universities to tell the...Source : WWMT.com : News (subscribe)Explore : Education, Michigan, States, US
That's how I felt when I heard that the budget due in two weeks is not going to be a "big give-away". The news came from no less an authority than the chancellor himself - speaking tonight to my BBC colleague Hugh Pym. Given that the government is legally committed to making £57,000,000,000 worth of tax rises and spending cuts to deal with Britain's budget deficit, only the...Source : Nick Robinson's Newslog (subscribe)Explore : Education
The Senate committee crafting the budget for K-12 public and charter schools on Thursday received grim data on projected enrollment and tax revenues that, combined, promise to make their job more challenging. In a 180-degree turn from last spring when...Source : The Gradebook (subscribe)Explore : Education
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These three sentences appeared consecutively in today's New York Times : But the real question, still unanswered, is whether you can cut school taxes without damaging schools. The average teacher salary in Hastings is $96,597. The superintendent makes $228,000. Let's see, is this mic on? Can I get a little more reverb? Good. WE ARE OUT OF MONEY, ASSHOLES. Not only that, but we are out of...Source : Reason Magazine - Hit & Run (subscribe)Explore : Education
... Server IT gives Windows 7 the green light The Windows 7 procrastinators Microsoft, HP stretch education budgets in emerging markets Excel vulnerabilities revealed on 'slower' Patch Tuesday WEBCAST: HyTrust 8 Tips for Virtualization Under Control Examine 8 tips that will show you how to virtualize more critical workloads with confidence. From security planning and policy...Source : newsletter archive (subscribe)Explore : Education, Google, Search Engines, Technology, Windows
Montgomery school officials were faced with closing one local elementary school because of budget shortfalls. Now it might have to consider closing that same school for academic reasons.Source : montgomeryadvertiser.com (subscribe)Explore : Alabama
Nothing could possibly make more sense during a recession, right? Gov. Quinn called today for a one percentage point increase in the state income tax to fund education. Quinn is asking legislators to raise the income tax to 4 percent from the current 3 percent. “That 1 percent will be enough to restore our education budget to current levels,” Quinn said in his budget address in...Source : Second City Cop (subscribe)Explore : Education
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Has anyone noticed the signs popping up all over Middletown like the one posted to the right? The signs are from a group calling themselves the Middeltown Budget Awareness Committee. I wasn't familiar with this group until I saw these signs spring up along the roadside and decided to ask around to see if anyone could enlighten me. I was informed by a friend who just happens to know the...Source : MiddletownMike (subscribe)
More than 30 Ozark City Schools employees could stand to lose their jobs should a prorated education budget pass in the state legislature, Ozark City Schools Superintendent Mike Lenhart told board members on Tuesday.Source : Dothan Eagle (subscribe)Explore : Education, Local News
No surprise here - the Rochester school district’s graduation dropped below 50% and critics of the schools are saying Mayoral Control will solve the problem. Trouble is - the standards changed. Via City News For the 2008-2009 school year, the “on-time” graduation rate - for students who complete high school in four years -was 46 percent, a [...] Related posts: HFL...Source : rochesterturning.com (subscribe)