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April 30, 2014

Washington State Lawmakers Admit Pain in Meeting Mandated Spending Hikes

Evergreen State lawmakers say they've made some progress in meeting court-mandated spending increases by 2018, but concede in a new report there's a long way to go.

April 07, 2014

Uncle Sam Out: Senators Demand Feds Keep Dollars Away from Standards

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R) and other federal lawmakers want to "prohibit federal interference in determining state education standards and curriculum."

April 01, 2014

In High-Profile Texas Governor's Race, Republican Targets Early Education

The two main Texas gubernatorial candidates are staking out turf on education policy issues, with the GOP hopeful recently focusing on early education.

March 25, 2014

School-Finance Overhaul in Kansas Could End Early-Education Push

A plan to boost school funding in Kansas in the wake of a court ruling could mean Gov. Sam Brownback's plan to increase pre-K spending won't succeed.

March 24, 2014

Arizona Supreme Court: School-Choice Savings Accounts Can Continue

The highest court in Arizona has declined to review a ruling from a lower court last year that upheld a savings account program using state per-student funding.

March 20, 2014

Community Engagement and School Spending: Coming Together in California

California school districts are sorting through new steps to create their budgets under a state formula that emphasizes low-income students and English-language learners.

March 07, 2014

Kansas K-12 Funding Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Rules; Orders Review

Although the Kansas Supreme Court did not order a specific funding increase as sought by plaintiffs in Gannon v. Kansas, justices did order further legal review.

February 12, 2014

N.Y. Lawsuit Seeks More School Funding for 'Sound Basic Education'

A new lawsuit claims that New York state has not lived up to the K-12 funding commitments it began to satisfy in 2007, citing budget cuts in recent years.

February 10, 2014

N.Y. Regents: Common Core Needs More State Aid, Periodic Adjustments

Options offered by the New York Board of Regents include a new online portal to help educators access curricular resources and new testing options for special student populations.

February 05, 2014

Illinois' K-12 Funding System Might be Changed to Resemble California's

The new formula recommended by an Illinois Senate committee report would focus more resources on low-income students and reduce state bureaucracy.

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