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September 22, 2015

Colo. Supreme Court Upholds Lawmakers' Cuts to School Funding

The Dwyer v. Colorado ruling is the state Supreme Court's second major decision regarding K-12 finance in the past two years.

September 14, 2015

No Special Session to Save Washington State Charters, Gov. Inslee Says

Gov. Jay Inslee says he will focus on improving traditional public schools instead of charters, which were struck down by a Sept. 4 state supreme court ruling.

September 09, 2015

Indiana Poised to Cut Length of State Test by Three Hours After Uproar

Last February, the Indiana education department sent shock waves throughout the state when it announced that its exam for grades 3-8 would take 12 hours for students to complete.

August 19, 2015

California Legislature Tries to Rescue Students Denied Diplomas

Lawmakers drafted emergency legislation to allow about 5,000 students to graduate even though they lost their last chance to take the state-required exit exam.

August 18, 2015

Eight States Add Citizenship Test as Graduation Requirement

Advocates have plans to push more state legislatures to pass laws requiring high schoolers to pass a citizenship test in order to graduate in coming years.

August 13, 2015

Maine House Speaker Expands Suit Against Gov. LePage Over Charter School

In his suit, House Speaker Mark Eves said that Gov. Paul LePage acted out of "personal rage, vindictiveness and partisan malice" by threatening a non-profit group with the loss of funds if they made him its president.

August 13, 2015

Wash. St. Supreme Court Levies $100,000 Daily Fine on State Over K-12 Spending

School funding has been a contentious issue in Washington state since 2012, when the state Supreme Court ruled that the state was not meeting its constitutional duty with respect to K-12 spending.

August 11, 2015

Do Not Mess With School Funds, Alabama Schools Chief Warns Lawmakers

If you thought state education budgets were safe once lawmakers shut down their regular legislative sessions, think again.

July 29, 2015

Opt-Out Resolution From N.J. Senate Seeks End to 'Sit and Stare' Policies

The resolution, which passed by voice vote on July 23, asks the education department to develop the guidelines for students opting out of standardized tests by Sept. 1.

July 28, 2015

School Funding Fight Back in Hands of Washington State's Supreme Court

One of the most contentious K-12 spending battles in the nation could be close to a conclusion after over three years of legal and legislative wrangling.

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