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Stories with subject: Education budgets
  • Schauer releases plan to raise education funding 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:27 pm
  • LANSING, Michigan - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer said Wednesday he would make education his top budget priority, but didn't specify how much he'd spend on schools or universities.

  • Okla. House Democrats call for education funding 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:48 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Some Oklahoma public school teachers and school administrators have joined a group of House Democrats in calling for an increase in tax dollars spent on public education.

  • Ky. lawmakers finish work highlighted by budget 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:24 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky lawmakers boosted state funding for schools, revamped the juvenile justice system to lock up fewer kids and legalized a medicinal oil derived from marijuana to ease the suffering of children stricken with seizures.

  • Colorado budget finalized, sent to governor 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:23 pm
  • DENVER - Colorado lawmakers on Tuesday approved a $23 billion budget, sending to the governor a spending plan for next year that pours more money into public education and funds an aerial firefighting fleet.

  • 2 east Arkansas schools receive federal funds 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:01 am
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Two schools in eastern Arkansas have received a combined $6 million in federal School Improvement Grant funds.

  • School budget elections disappearing in New Jersey 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:49 am
  • TRENTON, New Jersey - Just a few years ago, April school elections were a key date on New Jersey's political calendar, the time most of the state's voters had - but ignored - the chance to say yes or no to property tax increases.

  • Gov. Jan Brewer signs budget but vetoes some items 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:46 pm
  • PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed the Legislature's $9.23 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, calling it principled and fiscally prudent and a step in the right direction because it adds spending for child welfare services.

  • Ala. governor signs education budget without raise 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:46 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley signed the education budget for the next fiscal year on Friday even though it did not include the 2 percent raise that he sought for teachers and school employees.

  • Nixon announces education spending restrictions 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:39 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced plans Thursday to freeze $22 million that had been budgeted for public schools and colleges because lawmakers failed to include enough money in a mid-year spending plan passed this week.

  • Kansas Regents pleased with budget bill 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:59 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Leaders of the Kansas Board of Regents are pleased with legislative approval of a higher education budget that partly restores salary cuts imposed last year.

  • School funding plan advances in Illinois Senate 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:11 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A proposal to dramatically overhaul the state's school funding formula and allocate more money to poorer districts moved ahead in the Illinois Senate on Tuesday. The regionally divisive issue, however, likely faces a tough road in gaining support from both parties in both chambers.

  • Missouri budget includes $750K for school safety 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:04 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri schools could get state money for training on how to respond to shooting incidents.

  • Mo. Senate panel backs 5 percent college increase 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:34 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's public universities and community colleges could get a 5 percent funding increase under a budget plan embraced by a Senate committee.

  • Alaska Editorials 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:29 pm
  • Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers:

  • Change could be ahead for Vermont school funding 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:34 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Prospects appear to be dimming for big changes in how Vermont governs and pays for its public schools this year.

  • Florida St faces investigation after Winston case 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:11 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A federal query into whether Florida State University adequately investigated whether Heisman Trophy-winner Jameis Winston sexually assaulted another student could result in the school losing federal funding, but history suggests a settlement will be reached instead, officials said Friday.

  • Bentley has until April 13 to sign budget 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:45 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley hasn't decided if he will sign the state's Education Trust Fund budget without the teacher raise he sought, or if he will veto it and force lawmakers into a special session.

  • Loudoun Co. considers closing 4 schools 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:50 am
  • ASHBURN, Virginia - Loudoun County school officials will consider closing four small schools in the western part of the county to help close a budget gap.

  • Alabama Legislature approves budget, ends session 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 11:11 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The 2014 legislative session ended Thursday with approval of the education budget and a political rift between Republican Gov. Robert Bentley and GOP lawmakers.

  • Quinn makes push for MAP grants in statewide tour 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:21 pm
  • CHICAGO - Gov. Pat Quinn is promoting his plan to increase the number of need-based scholarships over the next five years.

  • 2 Vermont lawmakers: repeal school funding plan 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:04 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Two Vermont lawmakers are proposing to repeal the state's school funding system, but aren't saying definitively what they'd replace it with.

  • Manar introduces bill changing school funding 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 8:07 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A group of Democratic lawmakers Wednesday introduced a long-awaited piece of legislation that would dramatically change the way schools are funded in Illinois for the first time since 1997.

  • Alabama education budget raises insurance funding 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 10:52 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Senate approved an education budget Tuesday that would increase funding for public education employees' health insurance but would not provide a pay raise.

  • Oklahoma teachers rally at Capitol for funding 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 6:40 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - A huge crowd of teachers, parents and children amassed at the Oklahoma Capitol building Monday to call for an increase in school funding, which hasn't reached its pre-recession levels despite the addition of tens of thousands more students to the state's classrooms.

  • NY budget has $1.5B for pre-K over 5 years 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 2:39 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - The state budget for the fiscal year that starts Tuesday contains an estimated 5 percent increase in state funding for public schools, including $340 million for universal pre-kindergarten.