"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.
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February 03, 2015
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.
January 09, 2015
Brown also released a proposal to cut down on the state's long-term retiree health care costs in his fiscal 2016 budget proposal.
December 31, 2014
In her petition to the state's top court, Gov. Nikki Haley says the November ruling doesn't take into account recent changes to state education spending.
December 30, 2014
A district court in Kansas has found the state's K-12 funding system to be "inadequate to the task."
December 17, 2014
It's not clear how much traction any or all of these ideas will get with GOP Gov. Rick Snyder or with the Michigan legislature, which is controlled by Republicans.