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August 20, 2013

School Choice Program in Alabama Challenged in Federal Lawsuit

The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new tax-credit scholarship program that Alabama lawmakers approved earlier this year.

June 21, 2013

Baseball Bats and the Buddy System: Report Slams Ex-Wyoming Chief

A report by Wyoming state investigators says former K-12 chief Cindy Hill was responsible for corruption and mismanagement in her department.

May 28, 2013

Colorado Supreme Court Upholds State's K-12 Funding System

The Colorado Supreme Court and Texas lawmakers made major decisions regarding K-12 finance and testing, respectively, at the end of May.

May 07, 2013

Tax-Hike Vote Looms for Colorado K-12 Funding Overhaul

Colorado lawmakers have approved a big K-12 funding overhaul, but voters must still approve a tax hike to fund it.

March 15, 2013

Alabama Gov. Signs Tax-Credit Bill, But Teachers' Union Vows Fight

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed a tax-credit scholarship bill March 14, but a state teachers' union will continue to oppose it.

February 28, 2013

Teachers' Union in Washington State Challenges Charters in Court

A coalition of groups in Washington state has threatened a lawsuit challenging the new voter-approved law allowing charter schools.

February 06, 2013

Voucher Program Should Expand in Indiana, Says Gov. Pence

New Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, wants the state's private-school voucher program to expand in 2013.

February 05, 2013

Texas School Finance System Violates State Constitution, Judge Says

A Texas judge has ruled that the state's K-12 funding system is inadequate, setting up a showdown in the state supreme court.

January 24, 2013

Florida Teacher Pay Raises: A Side Effect of Court Ruling on Pensions?

A recent Florida Supreme Court decision on the state pension system could be influencing Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to raise teacher salaries.

December 07, 2012

Education Funding Blame Game in Texas: Districts Decry Lawmakers

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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