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October 01, 2015

Closures, Charter Conversions and New Schools Proposed in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia school district said the changes were driven by the need to improve educational opportunities for students.

August 27, 2015

Chicago District Approves $5.7 Billion Budget That Relies Heavily on Outside Aid

The district is banking on state assistance, a property tax increase, and borrowed funds to get through the school year.

August 18, 2015

Opt-Out Movement Draws 'Little Public Sympathy' in New Poll

A new poll from Education Next also revealed slipping public support for the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and teacher tenure, but backers of those policies continue to outnumber opponents.

July 20, 2015

Judge Rules Against Mississippi Districts in School Funding Lawsuit

The 21 districts, represented by former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, had argued that the state funding formula had deprived them of $240 million over the last six years. They plan to appeal.

June 26, 2015

Kansas Court Rules Portions of State's New Funding Law Unconstitutional

After Gov. Sam Brownback approved changing to the state's per-pupil K-12 funding formula to a block-grant funding mechanism, some school districts headed to court to block the law.

June 16, 2015

Missouri Schools and Parents Are Divided on Proposed Fixes to School Transfer Law

Gov. Jay Nixon, who vetoed the legislature's attempt last year to fix the controversial 1993 school transfer law, has until mid-July to act on this year's version.

April 02, 2015

Funding Cuts Force Kansas Districts to End School Year Early

Officials in the Concordia and Twin Valley school districts say that they will close early this year because of financial constraints caused by changes to the state's school funding formula.

March 25, 2015

Tennessee School Districts Sue the State Over Funding

The seven districts allege that the state is not complying with the basic education formula and that discrepancies have shifted the financial burden to local school districts and schools.

March 05, 2015

Nevada Bond Rollover Allows Districts to Address Overcrowding

The fast-growing Clark County district, which includes Las Vegas, has seven "shovel-ready" projects on tap, with 12 school scheduled to open in 2017 and plans to make additions to 40 other schools.

March 03, 2015

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Plans to Sharply Increase Education Spending

The Democrat's proposed budget would restore the estimated $1 billion in education cuts made in the previous administration, and all school districts will receive more money.

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