A School’s Worst Nightmare: Overcrowded Classrooms and Overflow Trailers

This is Part 3 of a series of interviews with Willie Deutsch. Click here to read Part 1, and click here to read Part 2. -- Over the last 10 years, Prince William County (PWC), VA, has grown by 80,000 people! With communities growing at that rate, can you imagine the impact these numbers are

By |2021-09-20T12:50:34-04:00September 15th, 2021|Facilities|0 Comments

Behind the Scenes of Public School Spending and Budgets: With Willie Deutsch

Have you ever wondered how many of your hard-earned tax dollars go into the public school system?  Or maybe you’re curious about how schools create their budgets. Perhaps you’ve heard some horror stories about schools wasting money and have even felt a bit hopeless.  Does anyone care about keeping schools financially accountable?  Today, we

By |2021-09-01T16:58:12-04:00September 1st, 2021|Facilities|2 Comments

Pain in the School Budget: Why More Funding Isn’t Always the Answer

Why do schools fail? A quick answer might be, “Well, they didn’t have enough money.” That’s true, money is a big issue for many schools. But, it’s not necessarily a lack of money that causes schools to fail. Most of the time, there are other underlying problems that force a

By |2021-08-16T16:14:55-04:00August 16th, 2021|Facilities, Interviews|1 Comment

California Gives Free Student Meals and LGBTQ+ Competency Training

California will spend $650 million annually to provide free lunches for 6.2 billion students.  Newsweek reports that the new lunch program will be the largest in the country, made possible in part by an unanticipated budget excess for the state’s school funding. "This is so historic,” says Erin Primer, director of food services for the

By |2021-07-20T14:02:34-04:00July 20th, 2021|Facilities, News|0 Comments

The Truth Behind America’s School Budgets

The Biden Administration has proposed a $20 billion plan to diminish funding inequities between poor and rich school districts by distributing more funds to poorer areas. Sounds nice, right? Except for one major detail...As Chalkbeat shares, we don’t yet know how the plan is supposed to work. It might make sense to give more money

By |2021-07-05T18:09:59-04:00July 5th, 2021|Facilities|0 Comments

Will $20 Billion Fix Discrepancies in Low-Income School Districts?

The "Education for the Disadvantaged" Plan The Biden Administration has introduced a $20 billion plan aimed at curbing the national funding disparity between wealthy and poor school districts. The New York Times reports that the program would assist high-poverty school districts. States will receive more funding if they can demonstrate that they’ve taken steps to

By |2021-07-05T12:32:53-04:00June 15th, 2021|Facilities, News|0 Comments

Facilities: Should they be bigger or better?

Picture a lush lawn surrounding a beautiful, pristine school building. The school has massive windows so that students can enjoy the scenery outside, uses the newest educational technology available, and has scheduled even more additions to enlarge the facilities. Who wouldn’t want to attend—or work at—a school like this?  Unfortunately, state-of-the-art facilities like these come

By |2021-05-11T01:18:00-04:00May 6th, 2021|Facilities, Instruction|0 Comments
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