Voters in Maine this year will decide whether to increase the tax on households bringing in more than $200,000 a year, a measure Gov. LePage describes as "scary."

Kansas' Republican Gov. Sam Brownback in 2012 and 2013 instituted severe income tax cuts, sending a wave of revenue shortfalls and subsequent budget cuts throughout the state. Now the resulting shortfall bodes poorly for a state embroiled in a school funding fight.

Maryland's Republican Gov. Larry Hogan issued a ruling earlier this month that bans schools from starting before Labor Day although they are allowed to get waivers.

The court ruled unconstitutional the way the state funds the program, which gives students tax money to spend on private school tuition.

More than half of the proposed English/language arts and math standards are different from those it previously adopted under the Common Core State Standards.

Michael Martirano led the state's schools through dramatic budget cuts, academic challenges, and a state-versus-local battle over school construction.

The state fought accusations that tax cuts have left districts $800 million short of the necessary amount of money to properly educate students.

The state's highest court will hear an appeal to a lower court judge's sweeping order that the state fix disparities between its poor and wealthier students.

GOP nominee Donald Trump has bashed the Common Core, even though, the federal government can no longer encourage states to adopt specific standards.

This story was written by Emmanuel Felton and originally posted on the Teacher Beat blog. In the latest battle between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the state's teachers union, the governor has asked the state's highest court to use a landmark 1985 decision to upend teacher- tenure protections in 31 low-income school districts around the state. Asserting that despite $100 billion in additional state aid, little progress has been made in those districts, the administration is asking the court to release the state from a previously ordered school-funding formula and let the Commissioner of Education override state teacher-tenure protections ...


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