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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.

October 22, 2015

Wash. State Schools Chief Randy Dorn Won't Seek Another Term

A former school teacher and state lawmaker, Dorn has been at the center of several interesting K-12 policy and political events in the Evergreen State.

October 14, 2015

Trouble Keeping Track of Teacher Evaluation Lawsuits? We Do It for You

Some of the suits have been filed in state courts, other in federal courts, mainly on constitutional grounds that the systems violate equal-protection guarantees.

September 24, 2015

New California Lawsuit Alleges State Has Manipulated Education Funding

The suit, filed Sept. 22, alleges that California has failed to properly calculate the minimum amount of state funding for education under the state constitution.

September 22, 2015

Colo. Supreme Court Upholds Lawmakers' Cuts to School Funding

The Dwyer v. Colorado ruling is the state Supreme Court's second major decision regarding K-12 finance in the past two years.

September 16, 2015

Federal Judge Rejects La. Gov. Bobby Jindal's Bid to Block Common Core

In a 33-page ruling, Judge Shelly Dick comprehensively rejected the Republican governor's arguments and denied his quest for a preliminary injunction.

September 14, 2015

No Special Session to Save Washington State Charters, Gov. Inslee Says

Gov. Jay Inslee says he will focus on improving traditional public schools instead of charters, which were struck down by a Sept. 4 state supreme court ruling.

August 27, 2015

ACLU of Nevada Sues to Block State's New School Choice Law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada says it's filing a lawsuit challenging the state's new school voucher-like program also known as education savings accounts.

August 13, 2015

Wash. St. Supreme Court Levies $100,000 Daily Fine on State Over K-12 Spending

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.

August 03, 2015

Ariz. Chief Douglas Continues Fight With State Board Over Department Control

In her appeal of a court ruling, state Superintendent Diane Douglas accused state board staff of running a "shadow administration" within Arizona's education apparatus.

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