This post was written by Alyson Klein and originally posted on the Politics K-12 blog. Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have told the U.S. Department of Education that they are aiming to file their plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Suceeds Act by early April, in time for the first deadline set by the Obama administration. Those states are Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, and Vermont, plus the District of Columbia. States have spent the past year reaching out to educators and ...

In his state-of-the-state address Gov. Scott Walker touted his love of public schools and pledged to increase spending on technology for rural schools in its biennial budget.

Despite a conservative budget, Proposition 98 has guaranteed increased K-12 spending in California over the last several years. Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a conservative statewide budget because of a predicted revenue shortfall.

A 2012 state supreme court decision demanded that the state pick up more of its public education tab, but legislators are at a standstill as to how.

District administrators in both states say this year's provisional report cards are deeply flawed and are pushing their legislatures to repeal the requirements.

A superior court ruled in September that the state's funding formula leaves a vast divide between the education wealthier white students receive and that of poor, black, and Latino students.

North Carolina's outgoing governor and Republican-dominated legislature in a special session stripped the state board of most of its powers and placed them under the state's elected superintendent.

Until this week, Iowa was one of the last states in the nation not to have faced a lawsuit over its school funding formula.

House Bill 17, part of an effort to weaken incoming Gov.-elect Roy Cooper's authority, would strip the governor-appointed state board and the governor of several policymaking powers.

As in several other states dependent on tax revenue from natural resources, Wyoming legislators are looking for ways to make millions of dollars in education budget cuts.

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