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October 14, 2013

Local Superintendent on Colorado's K-12 Tax Increase: Money for the Classroom

Eagle County Superintendent Jason Glass, Iowa's former state superintendent, says Colorado's Amendment 66 would significantly help his needy students.

October 14, 2013

Colorado's Swing County Could Decide Fate of Amendment 66's K-12 Tax Hike

Voters in Colorado's Jefferson County, just outside of Denver, could be the X-factor in the fate of a tax increase designed to help public schools.

October 12, 2013

Needy Students, Higher Taxes, and State Power Highlight Colorado Election

A proposed tax increase to reboot Colorado's K-12 funding system that requires voter approval is sparking political passions across the state.

September 12, 2013

State K-12 Funding Lags Six Years After Recession Hit, Report Says

A new report from a Washington think tank states that in 2013 a majority of states are still spending below their pre-recession levels on K-12.

August 26, 2013

Third Education Secretary in Four Months Takes Over in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's acting Secretary of Education William Harner was forced out by GOP Gov. Tom Corbett on Aug. 26, replaced with a former teachers' union official.

August 15, 2013

Rudy Crew's Exit and K-12 Finance Shifts Make Waves in Oregon

From teacher evaluations to state K-12 funding and leadership turnover, education has generated several different story lines in 2013.

July 11, 2013

Does Increasing K-12 State Funding Mean Less Local Tax Pressure?

A major K-12 funding increase in Minnesota and a "freeze" on local levies don't guarantee flat taxes in school districts.

July 11, 2013

Common Core Test Costs and Georgia Politics on Collision Course?

Reported costs of new common-core-aligned tests, and whether the state legislature will foot the bill, have become a concern in Georgia.

June 19, 2013

LEARN Act from U.S. Rep. Garrett Would "Return" K-12 Policy to States

U.S. Rep Scott Garrett has re-introduced a bill he says would return control over education policy to state governments.

June 18, 2013

What Does the New California Budget Mean for Schools, Students?

The actual impact of California's new K-12 education budget, which focuses more money on high-needs students, won't be known for several months.

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