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September 06, 2016

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Calls Teachers Union 'Mafia,' Signs Education Bills

During a lively press conference, Republican Gov. Chris Christie promoted his new funding formula proposal, signed several bills, and lambasted the state's teachers union.

September 02, 2016

Oklahoma Gov. Fallin Scraps Teacher Pay Raise Plan

Teachers opposed the plan because they said it was an effort to kill a ballot measure that would provide $5,000 pay raises and that the state wouldn't be able to afford their salaries in future years.

August 19, 2016

Arizona State Board Chair Resigns Amid Personality Clash With Schools Chief

The governor-appointed board has fought with the state's elected superintendent of public instruction over who works for whom.

July 14, 2016

Michigan Governor Asks Court to Rule on Legality of Private School Funding

The state's budget sets aside $2.5 million to help private schools meet state mandates.

July 06, 2016

Michigan Governor Vows to Appeal Teacher Pay Ruling

In 2010, the state began docking 3 percent of teachers' pay to cover retiree health-care costs, a move two courts have now ruled unconstitutional.

July 01, 2016

Illinois Lawmakers Pass Short-Term Budget Deal

As part of the stopgap deal, the state's school system will receive $11 billion to keep them afloat for another year.

June 28, 2016

Kansas Governor Signs K-12 Funding Patch, as Next Step in Aid Spat Looms

The new formula is expected to pass muster with the state's supreme court on the issue of equity, but the justices have yet to rule on whether it's adequate.

May 12, 2016

Arizona Gov. Ducey Signs Bill Ending Dispute Between Board, State Chief

The state's board of education has fought with the state's Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas over who staff members in the department report to.

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.

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