The coronavirus has had a devastating impact on states' income and sales tax revenue, inevitably sending budget cuts to more than half the nation's districts.
In this session, Daarel will review some of Education Week's coverage of this current recession, talk about some of the budget cutting strategies states and districts are using, and what practitioners can expect next.
Daarel Burnette II covers school funding and finance for Education Week. He joined EPE in 2015 as a state policy reporter. He previously served as the bureau chief of Chalkbeat Tennessee, a startup news organization based in Memphis. He has worked as an education reporter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Louisville Courier-Journal. He also worked as a general assignment reporter at the Chicago Tribune. He received his undergraduate degree in print journalism from Hampton University and an M.A. in politics and journalism from Columbia University.