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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.

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.

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