- Kansas Supreme Court to rule on public school funding law Updated: Feb-11-16 5:01 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court is preparing to decide whether a law that overhauled funding for public schools last year violates the state constitution.
- UConn warns cuts could lead to closing regional campuses Updated: Feb-10-16 2:47 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The leaders of Connecticut's public colleges and universities asked lawmakers Wednesday to spare their schools major budget cuts, warning that more reductions could mean the elimination of academic and athletic programs and even shuttering some campuses.
- The Latest: Snyder wants to expand state police in cities Updated: Feb-10-16 11:53 am
LANSING, Michigan - The Latest on Gov. Rick Snyder's budget proposal (all times local):
- Educators back Wolf, but skeptical he'll win over lawmakers Updated: Feb-10-16 11:17 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania educators are happy to see Gov. Tom Wolf advocating for another big boost in aid to public schools in his second budget proposal, but they are skeptical that he will secure a significant victory from the state Legislature since he's yet to secure victory in his first attempt.
- Chicago school district make $41 million midyear budget cut Updated: Feb-09-16 10:38 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Public Schools have slashed millions of dollars from school budgets, forcing principals to refigure their plans with the second semester just underway.
- Farmers, schools at odds over Ricketts property tax plan Updated: Feb-09-16 7:00 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Pete Ricketts property tax plan is drawing praise from Nebraska's farming community and opposition from school officials, who would face new restrictions on their budget authority.
- Mississippi education leaders seek 8 percent budget increase Updated: Feb-09-16 6:51 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's public schools, community colleges and universities are asking for an additional $372 million in the budget year beginning July 1, even as House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson said lagging state revenue makes large increases more unlikely than ever.
- Iowa Senate OKs 4 percent hike in future K-12 school budget Updated: Feb-09-16 2:12 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Democratic-controlled Iowa Senate has passed legislation that would establish future state aid for K-12 schools, though the funding remains unclear as lawmakers debate more immediate education costs.
- KSU President: School could close under Bevin budget cuts Updated: Feb-09-16 11:23 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky State University President Raymond Burse says Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed budget cuts would create a dire financial situation that could require the school to close.
- Detroit district shifts $300K to address building issues Updated: Feb-09-16 2:25 am
DETROIT - Detroit Public Schools says it is redirecting $300,000 in budgeted funds to address building issues, including those cited in city inspections.
- More budget cuts likely for Oklahoma schools, roads, prisons Updated: Feb-08-16 6:00 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Budget cuts of 3 percent that began in January for Oklahoma agencies, including its public schools, will grow deeper beginning in March, the state's finance director warned on Monday.
- Chicago State students, faculty protest budget impasse Updated: Feb-08-16 5:15 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago State University students and faculty members took to the streets to protest the Illinois budget standoff that is threatening to force the closing of the school.
- College-accrediting agency sends warning amid budget impasse Updated: Feb-08-16 12:08 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A higher-education accrediting agency says the state budget impasse could have "significant" consequences for the public colleges and universities in Illinois.
- Higher ed up next on New York lawmakers' budget agenda Updated: Feb-08-16 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - Higher Education spending is next on the agenda for New York lawmakers as they continue work on the 2016-17 state budget.
- Budget bill considered in New Mexico Legislature Updated: Feb-06-16 6:38 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's Republican-led House of Representatives voted to approve a $6.3 billion budget that increases spending on Medicaid health care, early childhood education and prisons while cutting funding to state colleges and universities.
- Education agency says jobs aren't restored with other funds Updated: Feb-05-16 6:11 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's education department says it's cut $2.5 million from its budget and eliminated about 20 previously vacant positions without tapping into new funds from the legislature earmarked to help early-grade children with reading.
- Ugly end for beauty school; dozens of campuses close Updated: Feb-05-16 5:07 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, California - A Beverly Hills-based beauty school says it's closing all 56 of its campuses in five states after losing federal funding over allegations of misconduct.
- Rally to push for budget planned at Eastern Illinois Updated: Feb-04-16 4:42 pm
CHARLESTON, Illinois - Faculty and others plan to rally at Eastern Illinois University as the school prepares to lay off about 200 employees as part of a plan to get through the state's budget stalemate.
- Illinois school funding will be topic for legislative panel Updated: Feb-04-16 11:50 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is forming a legislative panel to discuss changes to how Illinois funds its schools.
- DeSoto Parish schools face $6-7M budget cut Updated: Feb-04-16 9:57 am
MANSFIELD, Louisiana - DeSoto Parish School District administrators are looking at cutting staff positions as one way to make up a deficit.
- Bentley proposes mix of budget cuts, education funding shift Updated: Feb-03-16 4:59 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Wednesday proposed a mix of budget cuts and a shift of education funds to address a general fund shortfall, but high-ranking senators said they doubted legislators will go along with a diversion of the education dollars.
- Illinois universities plan more cuts among budget impasse Updated: Feb-03-16 12:40 pm
URBANA, Illinois - The lack of a state budget is continuing to affect state universities in Illinois, with some schools planning additional cuts to staff or classes.
- Raimondo talks jobs, business climate at State of the State Updated: Feb-02-16 9:40 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Gov. Gina Raimondo, promising a fight to improve the state's public schools and its long-struggling business and jobs climate, unveiled an $8.96 billion spending plan that would increase education funding and expand initiatives to draw high-skilled jobs.
- Lawmakers begin 2016 session to familiar budget woes Updated: Feb-02-16 9:21 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama lawmakers began the 2016 legislative session on Groundhog Day with familiar budget woes that could spell funding cuts for many state agencies.
- Gov. Fallin wants sales tax expansion to close budget hole Updated: Feb-01-16 6:07 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday proposed increasing the cigarette tax and expanding the sales tax to a variety of services that are currently exempt as a way to close an estimated $900 million hole in next year's budget.