Louisiana Drops Common-Core Lawsuit—Again

Gov. Jon Bel Edwards announced last week that he'd dropped the lawsuit, only to have the state's attorney general claim the lawsuit wasn't the governor's to drop.


Kansas Supreme Court Rules Block-Grant Funding Formula Unconstitutional

Kansas' highest court deemed the state's block-grant funding formula, adopted in the wake of an earlier court ruling, inequitable and in violation of the state's constitution.


Louisiana Governor, Attorney General Clash Over Common-Core Lawsuit

After Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards said he would drop the controversial, and expensive, lawsuit, the state's attorney general said it's not the governor's to drop.


Louisiana Drops Common Core Lawsuit Against Obama

The state has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the lawsuit, which argued the federal government illegally pressured state leaders into adopting the Common Core State Standards.


Alaska Education Commissioner Resigns Abruptly

Mike Hanley, the state schools chief since 2011, has come under fire for his department's rollout of the state exam.


South Dakota Governor Proposes to Alter Funding Formula to Boost Teacher Pay

Suffering from a statewide teacher shortage, Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed in his State of the State address to tie school funding to teacher salaries.


Ravitch-Led Group Rates Most States Low on Its Education Priorities

Many states rely too heavily on standardized testing, open their doors too easily to charters and vouchers, and fall short in supporting teachers, the Network for Public Education says.


Oklahoma Governor Pitches Teacher Pay Raise Amid $1 Billion Budget Hole

Gov. Mary Fallin is proposing that the state raise cigarette and online sales taxes to provide teachers with a $3,000 pay raise next year, and that it consolidate school districts.


State Pre-K Funding Increases For Fourth Year Straight

Thirty-two states have increased funding while only nine states decreased funding for preschool.


Washington State Politicians Wrangle Over Funding-Formula Deadline

A state Senate proposal calls for a new funding formula by the end of 2018, while the governor and lawmakers in the House want a 2017 deadline.


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