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.
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July 28, 2015
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?
June 18, 2015
The formula would provide additional funding for individual students from low-income backgrounds, as well as for students in districts with large concentrations of poverty.
June 15, 2015
The final budget allocates a $525 million increase for public schools, compared to the $400 million increase legislators sent the governor in a budget he vetoed in May.
June 10, 2015
In its majority opinion, the New Jersey Supreme Court stated, "[T]he Judiciary is ill-suited to enter into the political decision making that accompanies the balancing of competing spending priorities."
June 08, 2015
Are prominent school funding advocates satisfied that states are now giving schools robust and well-targeted financial support? Not even close.