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City records show MPD has already spent $246k on technology systems

By   /  May 16, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – The Milwaukee Police Department requested and got nearly $245,996 from City Hall for video recovery and backup technology, according to documents obtained by Wisconsin Watchdog.

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Success breeds funding disparity for Wisconsin’s charter schools

By   /  April 17, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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We know Milwaukee charter school students are outperforming their traditional public school peers.

So why are charter schools, which really are public schools, being funded at significantly lower rates than traditional schools in the Milwaukee Public Schools system?

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Funding meant for at-risk students in the D.C. Public School spent elsewhere

By   /  February 13, 2015  /  Education Blog  /  No Comments

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Public and charter schools in Washington, D.C. were given an extra $2,079 for every at-risk student last year. But an interactive graphic by Code for DC and the DC Fiscal Policy Institute shows that the money didn’t follow the students at D.C. Public Schools, as the law required. Instead, the money was distributed to schools unevenly.
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Virginia lawmakers try to make school budgets more transparent online

By   /  February 2, 2015  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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With just a click, taxpayers may soon have a little more clarity on how their school division plans to spend their hard-earned money.

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Charter school funding lawsuit could threaten D.C.’s self-governance

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Education, National, News  /  No Comments

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A D.C. charter school funding lawsuit that claims the city is in violation of federal law could challenge how the nation’s capital governs itself.

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Audit: D.C. Public School overspent 2013 budget

By   /  December 8, 2014  /  Education, National, News  /  No Comments

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A division of the D.C. Public School overspent its budget by more than 8 percent in 2013, according to an audit by the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor.

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