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March 25, 2014

School-Finance Overhaul in Kansas Could End Early-Education Push

A plan to boost school funding in Kansas in the wake of a court ruling could mean Gov. Sam Brownback's plan to increase pre-K spending won't succeed.

March 24, 2014

Arizona Supreme Court: School-Choice Savings Accounts Can Continue

The highest court in Arizona has declined to review a ruling from a lower court last year that upheld a savings account program using state per-student funding.

February 12, 2014

N.Y. Lawsuit Seeks More School Funding for 'Sound Basic Education'

A new lawsuit claims that New York state has not lived up to the K-12 funding commitments it began to satisfy in 2007, citing budget cuts in recent years.

January 29, 2014

Wyoming State Chief Wins Court Battle Over Her Job, But War Continues

Cindy Hill has said she'll resume her previous duties as Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction, but an ongoing state investigation into her conduct still could pose problems.

January 28, 2014

Legislators and Judges on K-12 Funding: Tussles Over the Balance of Power

As Kansas awaits a landmark decision on K-12 school funding, what's happening in the Evergreen State might provide a preview of fights over who controls the budget.

January 09, 2014

More Ethics Woes for Wyoming's Hill as Accountant Alleges Improper Payments

As she begins her run for governor, the Wyoming superintendent faces the possibility of impeachment by lawmakers due to possible misconduct.

November 26, 2013

Gov. Deal's Ouster of School Board Members Upheld by Ga. Supreme Court

The court said Georgia's historical precedent clearly allowed for the state to remove local officials under certain circumstances.

November 25, 2013

Challenge to Charter-School Law in Wash. State Now in Judge's Hands

Foes of the 2012 state law allowing charters say it runs afoul of the state constitution, but its defenders say it's a key piece of the state's education policy shift.

November 14, 2013

Privacy and Consent Concerns Drive InBloom Lawsuit in New York State

The lawsuit filed against the department by plaintiffs in the Empire State says the group's data cloud puts private student information at risk.

November 04, 2013

New Indiana A-F Rating for Schools Could Focus on Student Growth

A new Indiana A-F school accountability system approved by a legislative panel Nov. 1 would put more emphasis on student growth.

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