Texas school districts suing the state over $5.4 billion in K-12 cuts in 2011 wrapped up their testimony Dec. 5.
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December 06, 2012
June 08, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said his department would welcome Vermont back to the negotiating table after the state dropped its NCLB waiver application; Kentucky's education commissioner Terry Holliday gets a new contract; and a Louisiana teachers' union files two lawsuits challenging Gov. Bobby Jindal's new education overhaul.
April 17, 2012
A Texas judge has set a trial date of Oct. 22 for school districts suing the state over $5.4 billion in K-12 education cuts the districts say violate the state's constitution.
January 31, 2012
A Colorado lawsuit challenges the TABOR amendment, which requires tax increases to go before voters in a referendum. The suit, which faces long odds, could have major implications for education.
January 11, 2012
John White, who was Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's top pick to serve as the state's top education official, won appointment from the state board on Wednesday.
December 16, 2011
A Florida circuit court judge rejects the language of a proposed constitutional amendment that would end a ban on public money going to religious institutions. But Florida's Attorney General says she will make a wording change.
December 13, 2011
A school-funding lawsuit filed by MALDEF, an advocacy system for Latino communities, comes the same year that Texas lawmakers imposed major budget cuts on K-12.
October 28, 2011
A ballot item in Colorado would allow voters to increase sales and income taxes, for a five-year-period, to support public education.
October 11, 2011
A group of Texas districts argue that deep reductions in state funding approved this year by lawmakers and Gov. Rick Perry have a disproportionately negative impact on low-funded school systems.
October 11, 2011
The Campaign for Educational Equity argues in favor of much greater out-of-school services for students, saying it will bring educational and economic gains.