from various newsfeeds
Texas school districts are feeling impact of statewide budget crisis
Difficult economic times have forced two Texas school districts to halt construction of new schools because although they have the funds to build the schools, they do not have the money to operate them. Despite a small infusion of stimulus money, state funding for education stands frozen at the level it was three years ago, and officials say they do not anticipate much more in the near future. Houston Chronicle (11/25)
California’s Public Universities: Harder To Get Into
Gaining admission to CaliforniaÃ¢Â€Â™s public universities is becoming more difficult. Not only are the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) increasing student fees in response to state budget cuts, they are also reducing enrollment. The decisions to cut enrollments come at a time when applications to the UC and CSU are [...]
School district health administrators from throughout the county learned last week that H1N1 vaccine for general student populations is not expected to be available until early January, the San Joaquin County Office of Education reported Monday.
Most of California's largest school districts are increasing class sizes in kindergarten through third grade, eroding the most expensive education reform in the state's history.
How much spending is cut for K-12 schools and higher education next year may be determined not in Sacramento but in Washington, D.C. – and perhaps by the White House.