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May 23, 2016

Arizona Districts Eye Ways to Use New Aid Approved by Voters

A ballot measure that passed last week will let districts tap into a state land trust for an extra $2.1 billion over the next decade.

May 13, 2016

Texas Supreme Court Upholds State School-Funding Formula

The state's highest court rejected arguments by more than half of the state's school districts that the Texas school funding formula fails to meet constitutional standards.

March 29, 2016

Dozens of Oklahoma Districts Allege Funding Glitch in Lawsuit

The districts allege the state department miscalculated the state's funding formula for 22 years, and now owes them millions of dollars.

March 28, 2016

Kansas Legislature Redistributes K-12 Funding to Answer Court Order

Without hurting wealthy districts, the state added $2 million to its funding formula while restructuring it.

March 10, 2016

Kansas Legislature Attempts to Answer State's Supreme Court Ruling on Funding

Lawmakers are looking for a way to satisfy the high court's ruling that the state's funding formula is inequitable.

February 09, 2016

Louisiana Governor, Attorney General Clash Over Common-Core Lawsuit

After Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards said he would drop the controversial, and expensive, lawsuit, the state's attorney general said it's not the governor's to drop.

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.

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