education spending

7:41 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Battle Creek School Board Approves Cuts, Nears Budget Surplus

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Superintendent Linda Hicks says approving a budget with a surplus would represent "a clean slate"
Battle Creek Public Schools moved a step closer to its first surplus budget in seven years after its Board of Education unanimously approved $1.1 million in cuts Monday. Four teaching positions will be eliminated through attrition, but the cuts for the 2014-15 school year marked the first time in at least four years no teachers were laid off as the board worked to close budget gaps.
12:43 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Study finds Michigan cut education spending more than 33 other states since 2008

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Inflation adjusted spending on education is $572 less per student than it was in 2008, according to report
Michigan has cut investment in K-12 schools by 9 percent since 2008, a deeper cut than 33 other states, according to a report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonpartisan policy research organization based in Washington, D.C.