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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August 13, 2015
August 11, 2015
If you thought state education budgets were safe once lawmakers shut down their regular legislative sessions, think again.
August 11, 2015
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
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.
July 28, 2015
One of the most contentious K-12 spending battles in the nation could be close to a conclusion after over three years of legal and legislative wrangling.
July 20, 2015
A lawsuit and two opposing ballot initiatives over school spending in Mississippi promise to create a complicated picture for K-12 spending in the state.
July 07, 2015
In a new report, Chad Aldeman and Leslie Kan of Bellwether Education Partners examine recent changes to state retirement systems.
July 06, 2015
A California lawsuit filed last week claims that the Los Angeles Unified School District is failing to abide by the state's Local Control Funding Formula.
June 30, 2015
Lawmakers sent Gov. Jay Inslee a 2015-17 biennial budget that includes a $1.3 billion increase for K-12. But will that figure satisfy the state's top court?
June 19, 2015
Can districts use the extra cash for high-needs students for across-the-board teacher-salary increases, rather than targeted increases for some teachers?