While the recession itself was relatively short — 18 months according to the article — the road to recovery from recession-related school spending cuts has been long. However, the restoration of school spending by the 2015-16 school year is good news. Many states are continuing to see economic improvement, which results in being able to pour more resources into schools.
Though the overall picture looks promising, not all school districts are feeling the same positive effect. School district budgets depend on many different factors, which vary widely depending on decisions at the state and local levels.