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October 11, 2011

Texas Districts Sue Over School Funding System

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

Economic, Educational Gains Seen From Out-of-School Spending

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.

October 05, 2011

Teachers' Unions Say Ala. Immigration Law Unfair, Intrusive

Dennis Van Roeke,l of the National Education Association, and Randi Weingarten, of the American Federation of Teachers, say a law that requires schools to check students' immigration status at enrollment is unfair and unnecessary.

October 03, 2011

A Bitter Fight Over Vouchers in Oklahoma

The chief of staff for Oklahoma's department of education calls school administrators suing to block a voucher program "dirtbags" in a tweet sent out last month.

September 14, 2011

Florida Union Challenges Law on Merit Pay, Tenure

The Florida Education Association has said it will file a lawsuit to halt a law signed by Gov. Rick Scott that ends tenure for new hires and implements a merit pay system.

September 01, 2011

New Jersey Teachers' Union Sues to Stop Pension Cost Hikes

The New Jersey Education Association is going to court to try to block changes that Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic lawmakers made to pensions.

August 25, 2011

New York Court Sides with Union in Teacher Evaluation Dispute

A judge ruled that New York state officials exceeded the parameters of a new law in establishing regulations designed to tie student test scores to teacher evaluations.

August 15, 2011

Indiana Voucher Program Draws Applicants, Despite Legal Uncertainty

A new Indiana private school voucher program has drawn 2,800 applicants, the majority of them from low-income backgrounds.

July 22, 2011

Fighting Over 'Red Tape Reduction' Law in Louisiana

A judge declares that a state law, meant to give districts the right to ignore certain state education laws, is unconstitutional.

July 05, 2011

Lawsuit Challenges Far-Reaching Indiana Voucher Program

Opponents of a school voucher program in Indiana, which would allow middle-income families to use tax dollars for private tuition, have sued to stop the law from taking effect.

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