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April 15, 2016

Unhappy With Gov. Fallin's K-12 Budget, Okla. Teachers Seek Office in Droves

Sooner State voters will decide in November whether to raise sales taxes by 1 percent in order to give teachers a $5,000 pay raise.

January 22, 2016

It May Be Another Year Before Washington Gets a New Funding Formula

The state's Supreme Court says its legislature needs to come up with a new funding formula by the end of 2018.

December 07, 2015

In Setback for Hurting Districts, Pa. House GOP Ditches Plan to End Budget Impasse

To make up for the loss in revenue, the state's school districts have been taking out hundreds of millions of dollars in loans. A setback could result in even more drastic measures, education leaders say.

November 02, 2015

Ariz. Gov. Ducey OKs $3.5 Billion K-12 Funding Hike, Pending Voter Approval

The funding increase was approved in a special session of the state legislature. Ducey signed the legislation into law on Friday. Voters will have the final say-so on the measure in a May 17 election.

October 22, 2015

Wash. State Schools Chief Randy Dorn Won't Seek Another Term

A former school teacher and state lawmaker, Dorn has been at the center of several interesting K-12 policy and political events in the Evergreen State.

September 24, 2015

New California Lawsuit Alleges State Has Manipulated Education Funding

The suit, filed Sept. 22, alleges that California has failed to properly calculate the minimum amount of state funding for education under the state constitution.

September 22, 2015

Colo. Supreme Court Upholds Lawmakers' Cuts to School Funding

The Dwyer v. Colorado ruling is the state Supreme Court's second major decision regarding K-12 finance in the past two years.

September 14, 2015

No Special Session to Save Washington State Charters, Gov. Inslee Says

Gov. Jay Inslee says he will focus on improving traditional public schools instead of charters, which were struck down by a Sept. 4 state supreme court ruling.

August 21, 2015

With State Backing, Vermont School Districts Are Exploring Consolidation

As public school enrollment falls, the state of Vermont is urging school districts to consider mergers.

August 13, 2015

Wash. St. Supreme Court Levies $100,000 Daily Fine on State Over K-12 Spending

School funding has been a contentious issue in Washington state since 2012, when the state Supreme Court ruled that the state was not meeting its constitutional duty with respect to K-12 spending.

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