State spending for K-12 rose by 4 percent from 2016 to 2017, even as tax revenues were relatively stagnant, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers.
Companies and district officials should pay close attention to factors such as an item’s placement on the ballot, what projects are being proposed, and voter demographics.
State legislatures have placed a huge emphasis so far in 2017 on improving the PD and leadership skills of K-12 superintendents and principals.
Recent policy changes in Florida could dramatically shape district policy in areas such as charter school growth and Title I spending.
The State Educational Technology Directors Association profiles four states’ policies for acquiring digital instructional materials.
The number of bids and RFPs from state and local governments for K-12 education has grown by 20 percent over the past year, according to an analysis by Onvia.
One of the more curious pieces of language included in the Every Student Succeeds Act warns about the “harms of copyright piracy.” How did it end up in the sweeping education law?
Even though Texas’ K-12 budget offers limited funding to districts, it creates opportunities for education companies that can help schools reduce costs.
California has granted school districts more autonomy over spending and curriculum, a shift that carries implications for companies trying to do business in the state.
Analyzing spending at the school level is a goal of the Every Student Succeeds Act, but comparing schools in a meaningful way is likely to require an investment in technology and training.