- Author rejects claim that records release threatens funding Updated: Nov-27-15 5:20 pm
HELENA, Montana - State education officials must disclose the disciplinary records of a former quarterback accused of rape for the public to understand what the University of Montana is doing to protect students from sexual assault, the attorney for "Into the Wild" author Jon Krakauer said in court filings.
- Budget work to continue after whirlwind of finger-pointing Updated: Nov-24-15 7:29 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A two-day whirlwind of accusations, counter-accusations and a threat to override Gov. Tom Wolf's veto of a short-term spending bill yielded no firm assurances Tuesday night that Pennsylvania's five-month budget stalemate would end soon.
- Board to use $2M grant to help increase graduation rates Updated: Nov-24-15 12:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Board of Regents says it will invest a $2 million grant received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation into programs that will help increase graduation rates, especially among first-generation and low-income students.
- Florida Gov. Scott's budget: Tax cuts, more for schools Updated: Nov-23-15 8:22 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Florida Gov. Rick Scott, surrounded by rows of machines and dozens of manufacturing employees, on Monday announced a nearly $79.3 billion spending plan for the coming year that is heavy on tax cuts and help for businesses.
- Facing unexpected school enrollment, Utah needs to find $90M Updated: Nov-22-15 4:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah needs to find more than $90 million in state coffers to pay for a predicted an influx of new students into the state's public schools.
- Higher education officials cutting costs as shortfall looms Updated: Nov-22-15 3:41 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Higher education officials across Oklahoma are reducing costs as they anticipate a massive budget deficit next year, including by cutting down on travel, partnering with other schools to offer joint-degree programs and making purchases off the same contract.
- Declining coal production will cut Wyoming school funding Updated: Nov-20-15 9:00 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Falling demand for coal means funding for Wyoming school construction is drying up, state financial analysts told lawmakers on Friday.
- Some taxes to increase regardless of K-12 funding election Updated: Nov-19-15 2:21 pm
PHOENIX - Though Arizona lawmakers say property taxes will not increase if the education funding proposition fails this spring, property owners in some school districts likely will see an increase.
- Detroit Schools: Budget deficit smaller than projected Updated: Nov-10-15 7:48 am
DETROIT - A new report shows that the budget deficit for the Detroit Public Schools district is smaller than originally projected, officials announced Tuesday.
- Legislator proposes free tampons in schools, state buildings Updated: Nov-09-15 6:24 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Tampons and sanitary napkins would be available for free in state buildings and publicly funded schools under a bill a Madison legislator has introduced.
- Special education funding program eying 2017 launch Updated: Nov-09-15 11:45 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A new state program expected to overhaul how severely disabled children are educated in Tennessee won't be ready for enrollment until January 2017.
- Colorado facing cuts amid $373 million budget shortfall Updated: Nov-05-15 10:07 pm
DENVER - Colorado is facing a $373 million budget shortfall next year, despite a healthy state economy that has an unemployment rate of 4 percent. Years of uncoordinated fiscal policies, spending restrictions that require refunds to taxpayers, and mandated funding for schools are among the moving parts colliding to create the budget deficit, the governor's budget staff says.
- Kansas Supreme Court to take up school funding case Updated: Nov-05-15 6:39 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A case that has the potential to increase funding for Kansas schools goes before the state Supreme Court on Friday, the same day that economists, legislative researchers and officials in Gov. Sam Brownback's administration are expected to announce new, more pessimistic revenue projections.
- GOP leaders could seek revamp of Miss. school budget plans Updated: Nov-04-15 7:07 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday they want to change Mississippi's education funding formula to try to push more money into classrooms and less into administrative expenses.
- Voters approve many school bond, budget override proposals Updated: Nov-04-15 2:56 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - Preliminary election results show school bond and budget override proposals across the state were faring better than they usually do with voters.
- Wyoming education officials brace for budget cuts Updated: Nov-03-15 2:46 pm
RAWLINS, Wyoming - Wyoming Department of Education officials are bracing for budget cuts as the state prepares for less revenue than expected amid low prices for coal, oil and natural gas.
- Democrats call for restoring $68M in education funding Updated: Nov-02-15 4:33 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland Democratic leaders on Monday called on Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to restore about $68 million in education funding, saying the state's revenues have turned out better than expected with a $520 million working surplus this fiscal year.
- Arizona governor signs $3.5B school funding deal Updated: Oct-30-15 6:15 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a package of bills Friday that will pump $3.5 billion into K-12 education over the next decade to settle a long-running lawsuit stemming from the state's decision to raid school spending during the Great Recession.
- The Latest: House OKs school funding deal, sends to Senate Updated: Oct-30-15 1:16 am
PHOENIX - The latest on the plan to settle Arizona's school funding lawsuit (all times local):