Budget & Finance

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  • Teacher salaries–a regional commodity

    (Alaska) Teacher shortages in some parts of the nation are driving school districts to offer better than average starting salaries and signing bonus. Meanwhile, schools in in other parts of the country where the economic recovery has been spotty continue to struggle with basic classroom needs.

  • Hackers target schools for tax ID info

    (District of Columbia) New twists on an age-old phishing ploy is targeting school districts across the county and gaining speed as tax season is fully underway, according to a warning issued this month by the Internal Revenue Service.

  • LAO hits Brown’s downbeat revenue projections again

    (Calif.) The non-partisan Legislative Analyst has once again expressed skepticism about Gov. Jerry Brown’s extremely conservative revenue forecasts.

  • School funding to see changes across the country this year

    (Wash.) In nearly every part of the country, legislators are overhauling education funding formulas in an effort to increase equity in spending as states begin to show signs of recovery since the recession.

  • Early leaners, child care set to become focus of budget talks

    (Calif.) In what is likely to emerge as one of the major education budget issues this session, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, announced Wednesday the launch of a campaign aimed at improving services to early learners, especially those in low-income neighborhoods.