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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.

June 08, 2012

Duncan to Vermont: Department Still 'Open for Business' on Waiver

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 18, 2012

Texas Ed. Funding Trial Kicks Off This Fall

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.

February 01, 2012

Colo. Lawsuit Challenges Voter-Knows-Best Policy on Taxes

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 Appointed Chief of Louisiana Schools

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 19, 2011

Fla. Ballot Item Set Back in Court, but AG Can Revive It

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 14, 2011

Districts Sue Over School Texas School Funding System

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

Colorado Voters to Decide on Taxes for Schools

A ballot item in Colorado would allow voters to increase sales and income taxes, for a five-year-period, to support public education.

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