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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.

August 11, 2015

Do Not Mess With School Funds, Alabama Schools Chief Warns Lawmakers

If you thought state education budgets were safe once lawmakers shut down their regular legislative sessions, think again.

August 11, 2015

Principals Tell Scott Walker: Your War on 'Big Government' Isn't Helping Schools

A group of 35 principals from the southern Wisconsin area wrote to Gov. Scott Walker arguing that in the current policy and political climate, districts simply don't have enough power.

July 29, 2015

Track the Ebb and Flow of Public School Spending in 50 States

EdSource highlights both per-student spending figures per year and how much spending rose and fell during a single student's 13 years in a K-12 system.

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