The Kansas Legislature has approved a plan to switch K-12 spending from a formula to block grants, but the state's legal system might not approve of the change.
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March 17, 2015
March 13, 2015
California's school funding formula is designed to help students in need, but do all those children receive the resources the state intends for them?
March 05, 2015
"Ongoing state investment is critical if we wish to build upon the progress that has already been made," a California lawmaker said in announcing the legislation.
February 17, 2015
Last year, changes to teacher tenure and school choice were tacked onto the state K-12 spending plan. Could the same happen again for a common-core repeal effort this year?
February 03, 2015
"My own view is that the government ought to enable and encourage, not mandate, innovation," said U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the chairman of the Senate education committee.
January 29, 2015
Four districts and one county education office in California say the state must provide more financial aid to local K-12 agencies to help them implement state assessments.
January 22, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his State of the State speech that, "Our education system needs dramatic reform, and it has for years." What are his plans for K-12 in 2015?
January 21, 2015
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, wants more money for schools, even though voters rejected a ballot measure designed to increase K-12 spending last year.
January 14, 2015
A leading California budget analyst praises Gov. Jerry Brown's prudence in his K-12 spending and overall budget, while warning against over-exuberance regarding the state's improving fiscal climate.
January 14, 2015
State lawmakers are considering a ballot initiative on school funding that critics say is merely designed to block a citizen-sponsored measure up for voter approval this November.