- Attempt to call special session of Legislature fails Updated: Jul-31-15 10:07 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - An attempt by Black Hills lawmakers to call a special session of the South Dakota Legislature to address education funding has failed.
- NC lottery nets $522 million for state education funding Updated: Jul-30-15 2:22 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina Education Lottery surpassed records in sales and profits for the state, bringing in $522 million for education expenses in the most recent budget year, according to records released Thursday.
- Attorney general gives glowing report to court on education Updated: Jul-27-15 8:47 pm
SEATTLE - The Washington attorney general's office said Monday the state has made so much progress toward fully paying the cost of basic education that the state Supreme Court should dissolve its contempt order on education funding.
- Lt. Gov. Reeves: Vote against school funding initiative Updated: Jul-22-15 4:32 pm
COLUMBUS, Mississippi - Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says voters should reject an education funding initiative because he believes it would give a judge too much power over the Mississippi budget.
- Lafayette charter schools submit budgets for approval Updated: Jul-22-15 7:59 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Lafayette Charter Foundation board meets Thursday to adopt the budgets for the two schools it oversees that are managed by Charter Schools USA.
- Dayton: Will keep seeking money for early education Updated: Jul-21-15 2:52 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Gov. Mark Dayton put lawmakers seeking hefty tax cuts next year on notice: They'll have to pony up more for early education programs to unlock money for their priorities.
- Correction: Education story Updated: Jul-20-15 5:10 pm
SEATTLE - In a story July 19 about education funding, The Associated Press reported erroneously the day that lawmakers will meet to discuss the issue. It is Tuesday, July 21, not Thursday, July 23.
- Lincoln schools raise budget for English-language learners Updated: Jul-20-15 4:26 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Officials at Lincoln Public Schools have budgeted $1.2 million to hire additional teachers for an influx of students who speak little English.
- Timing of school administrator's suspension raises eyebrows Updated: Jul-20-15 3:09 pm
MCPHERSON, Kansas - Officials at a central Kansas school district insist there is no connection between the timing of a top administrator's firing over misused funds and an election seeking to increase the district's local option budget.
- Treasurer taking public input on education savings accounts Updated: Jul-17-15 6:34 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Nevada treasurer's office is taking public input on a new program that allows families to use public education money for private school tuition or other educational expenses.
- Former education funding panel chair to run for Congress Updated: Jul-16-15 10:05 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The former chairman of an education funding commission in Maryland is running for Congress.
- Judge: Mississippi not obligated to fully fund schools Updated: Jul-15-15 9:10 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi legislators are not obligated to fully fund an education budget formula every year, a judge ruled in a lawsuit filed by a former governor.
- Chicago school officials warn of additional funding cuts Updated: Jul-13-15 3:56 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Public Schools officials say at least 65 schools will have to make drastic cuts without pension help from legislators.
- Cuts cost Strongsville schools $2.7M less in funding Updated: Jul-13-15 5:17 am
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - Cuts in state funding will provide Strongsville schools $2.7 million less over the next two years.
- Highlights of Wisconsin budget signed by governor Updated: Jul-12-15 10:22 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker signed the $73 billion state budget into law Sunday, a day ahead of announcing his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
- Amite school trustees OK $8.7M budget for school year Updated: Jul-12-15 6:19 pm
LIBERTY, Mississippi - The Amite County school district has a problem: How to get rid of old seats from the Amite County High School auditorium.
- Washington Legislature adjourns after final votes Updated: Jul-10-15 4:12 pm
SEATTLE - The Washington Legislature adjourned Friday after a marathon triple overtime session where lawmakers raised the gas tax to pay for transportation projects across the state, cut college tuition and put more money toward the state's education system.
- Natchez-Adams Co. School Board passes 2015-16 budget Updated: Jul-10-15 6:13 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - The Natchez-Adams County School District board has approved the district's 2015-16 budget.
- The Latest: Senate votes to repeal local prevailing wage Updated: Jul-07-15 6:19 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - After five months of debate and revisions, Wisconsin's full Legislature was set to vote on the 2015-17 state budget, a $73 billion spending plan that divvies up how much money state agencies receive and how they can use it. Here's a rundown on debate developments Tuesday (all times are local):
- Budget writer: Cuts possible if education measure passes Updated: Jul-07-15 4:41 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A top Mississippi budget writer is telling leaders of most state agencies to plan how they would cut spending a year from now in case voters approve a school funding initiative in November.
- Daugaard: Consider 'all options' in education funding study Updated: Jul-07-15 1:44 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A state panel studying school funding and teacher pay should examine "all options" when making recommendations to lawmakers on how to improve South Dakota's education system, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Tuesday.
- Public school sport participation rules scaled back Updated: Jul-02-15 10:22 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - An expansion of who can play sports and participate in extracurricular activities in public schools in Wisconsin is being scaled back.
- Chicago teachers protest planned cuts after pension payment Updated: Jul-02-15 1:44 pm
CHICAGO - Dozens of Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters picketed outside City Hall to protest $200 million in planned Chicago Public Schools cuts.