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April 21, 2016

Chicago Teachers Union President Calls Illinois Governor the 'New ISIS Recruit'

The comments by Karen Lewis came amid intensifying debate over Illinois' K-12 budget, which state politicians have been debating for close to a year.

April 15, 2016

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs School Choice Bill

While the state previously allowed for intradistrict transfers to public schools, students weren't allowed to cross county lines.

April 15, 2016

Unhappy With Gov. Fallin's K-12 Budget, Okla. Teachers Seek Office in Droves

Sooner State voters will decide in November whether to raise sales taxes by 1 percent in order to give teachers a $5,000 pay raise.

April 07, 2016

Kansas Gov. Brownback Signs Bill Answering State Supreme Court Ruling

The new funding formula, which adds $2 million and redistributes the state's education dollars, now heads to the state supreme court.

March 01, 2016

Washington Governor Signs 'Plan-for-a-Plan' to Address Funding Lawsuit

Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, signed a bill that aims to have the legislature address a 2012 state high court ruling by the end of lawmakers' 2017 session.

February 21, 2016

Sen. Lamar Alexander Tells Governors to Hold Their Ground on ESSA

At the National Governors Association meeting Sunday, the head of the Senate education committee told governors that ESSA gives them wide latitude to shape their own education policies.

February 12, 2016

Louisiana Drops Common-Core Lawsuit—Again

Gov. Jon Bel Edwards announced last week that he'd dropped the lawsuit, only to have the state's attorney general claim the lawsuit wasn't the governor's to drop.

February 05, 2016

Louisiana Drops Common Core Lawsuit Against Obama

The state has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the lawsuit, which argued the federal government illegally pressured state leaders into adopting the Common Core State Standards.

February 04, 2016

South Dakota Governor Proposes to Alter Funding Formula to Boost Teacher Pay

Suffering from a statewide teacher shortage, Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed in his State of the State address to tie school funding to teacher salaries.

November 02, 2015

Ariz. Gov. Ducey OKs $3.5 Billion K-12 Funding Hike, Pending Voter Approval

The funding increase was approved in a special session of the state legislature. Ducey signed the legislation into law on Friday. Voters will have the final say-so on the measure in a May 17 election.

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