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What will the financial turmoil mean for public education?

2020-05-29T20:06:37+00:00

In this webinar series, Marguerite Roza shares what we are learning as the financial outlook for public education evolves and implications for states and districts as they make financial plans for the coming weeks and year.


What will the financial turmoil mean for public education?2020-05-29T20:06:37+00:00

Straight Talk In Financially Uncertain Times: How District Leaders Can Communicate About The Messy Financial Landscape Coming Their Way

2020-05-22T23:41:26+00:00

In this guest blog post, Laura Anderson and Marguerite Roza share how district leaders can best communicate financial decisions to their staff and communities in order to build trust.


Straight Talk In Financially Uncertain Times: How District Leaders Can Communicate About The Messy Financial Landscape Coming Their Way2020-05-22T23:41:26+00:00

How Lawmakers Can Raise Teacher Pay Without Decimating Pension Funds

2020-05-22T23:43:15+00:00

In this op-ed, Marguerite Roza analyzes how making any near-term teacher raises non-pensionable could impact state governments and K-12 teachers and students.


How Lawmakers Can Raise Teacher Pay Without Decimating Pension Funds2020-05-22T23:43:15+00:00

Waiting for Congress to Bail Out Schools Is a Risky Game of Chicken. Time for Districts to Come Up With Plan B — and for States to Help

2020-05-13T23:59:09+00:00

In this commentary published by The 74, Marguerite Roza worries that a $200 billion ask for a federal bailout for schools seems to be an incomplete strategy, and argues that districts need to work now on the cost side of the equation as well.


Waiting for Congress to Bail Out Schools Is a Risky Game of Chicken. Time for Districts to Come Up With Plan B — and for States to Help2020-05-13T23:59:09+00:00

Webinar: Financial Turmoil for Public Education: Projections, stimulus, and what superintendents and principals can expect

2020-05-18T17:31:52+00:00

Webinar with the National Association of Elementary School Principals and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, on what the financial turmoil will mean for public education and what superintendents and principals should expect.


Webinar: Financial Turmoil for Public Education: Projections, stimulus, and what superintendents and principals can expect2020-05-18T17:31:52+00:00

How the coronavirus shutdown will affect school district revenues

2020-04-20T18:06:03+00:00

In this Brookings Chalkboard blog, Marguerite Roza discusses what a larger state role in education funding means for districts during an economic downturn.


How the coronavirus shutdown will affect school district revenues2020-04-20T18:06:03+00:00

Dear districts: These are the glory days. Are you ready for tomorrow’s financial pain?

2020-04-17T02:48:15+00:00

In this commentary, Marguerite Roza writes that districts have a chance to strategically prepare for the inevitable economic downturn by reducing recurring costs and resisting more hiring; shifting budget choices to schools, allowing them to protect what matters most; and building trust around money and engaging community in tradeoffs.


Dear districts: These are the glory days. Are you ready for tomorrow’s financial pain?2020-04-17T02:48:15+00:00

What Happens to Teacher Salaries During a Recession?

2020-04-17T02:41:17+00:00

This study uses data from Seattle Public Schools to explore actual salary changes amidst rapid changes in economic context and the effect of the recession on teacher pay.


What Happens to Teacher Salaries During a Recession?2020-04-17T02:41:17+00:00

The Disproportionate Impact of Seniority-Based Layoffs on Poor, Minority Students

2020-04-17T02:55:03+00:00

A study of California's 15 largest districts indicates that "last in, first out" policies disproportionately affect the programs and students in their poorer and more minority schools than in their wealthier, less minority counterparts.


The Disproportionate Impact of Seniority-Based Layoffs on Poor, Minority Students2020-04-17T02:55:03+00:00

K–12 Job Trends Amidst Stimulus Funds: Early Findings

2020-04-17T02:55:41+00:00

This brief explores trends in K–12 education jobs—those funded through the stimulus and by other means—to answer the question of what role ARRA played in overall education employment.


K–12 Job Trends Amidst Stimulus Funds: Early Findings2020-04-17T02:55:41+00:00

Beyond Teacher Reassignments: Better Ways Districts Can Remedy Salary Inequities Across Schools

2020-04-17T02:56:50+00:00

This brief demonstrates how, contrary to common worry, closing Title I's "comparability provision" loophole would not force districts to mandatorily reassign teachers.


Beyond Teacher Reassignments: Better Ways Districts Can Remedy Salary Inequities Across Schools2020-04-17T02:56:50+00:00

Have States Disproportionately Cut Education Budgets During ARRA? Early Findings

2020-04-28T21:17:08+00:00

This analysis explores how state education spending has changed or will change given the application of the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, a policy intended to stabilize state budgets and avert cuts to education.


Have States Disproportionately Cut Education Budgets During ARRA? Early Findings2020-04-28T21:17:08+00:00

Seniority-Based Layoffs Will Exacerbate Job Loss in Public Education

2020-04-17T02:59:06+00:00

This brief details why K-12 school districts that lay off personnel according to seniority cause disproportionate damage to their programs and students than if layoffs were determined on a seniority-neutral basis.


Seniority-Based Layoffs Will Exacerbate Job Loss in Public Education2020-04-17T02:59:06+00:00