Many state politicians and advocates used U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' recent feedback as an opportunity to attack their states' approach to the Every Student Succeeds Act.
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The court said it was not its place to tell the legislature how to spend state dollars on schools so that the state's poor students' performance improves.
In his last term in office, Gov. Jerry Brown wants to boost local officials' ability to improve schools and fully fund the state's funding formula two years ahead of schedule.
Legislators and governors are demanding that school district spending be more closely monitored as states pick up the majority of K-12 costs, academic gains stall, and states look to upend funding formulas.
A new report says federal, state, and local spending on education was up in 2015 by 3 percent but many local school districts still face budget cuts and rising costs.
In Arkansas, Ohio, and Wisconsin, educators and advocates will be on this year's ballot for governor, a position that will inevitably have an outsized role in shaping education policy.
In his annual State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he'd propose this year to increase funding for school lunch programs and punish administrators who shame students who can't afford lunch.
The court ordered the state to return $554 million to the nearly 275,000 public school staff members who had funds withheld funds in order to pay down retirees' health-care costs.
All but three states will hold legislative sessions this year, and issues such as accountability plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act, school funding, and school choice are up for debate.