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December 18, 2014

Facing K-12 Budget Crunch, Washington Governor Proposes Capital-Gains Tax

Annual per-student spending would rise to $9,015 in Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed education spending plan for the 2015-17 biennial budget

December 17, 2014

In New Funding System, 'At-Risk' Students Deserve More, Says Michigan State Board

It's not clear how much traction any or all of these ideas will get with GOP Gov. Rick Snyder or with the Michigan legislature, which is controlled by Republicans.

December 08, 2014

Is the Era of the 'Strong Chief' in Education Fading Away?

Will high-profile battles about standards, testing, choice, and accountability over the last few years lead to fatigue among governors, state chiefs, and others?

November 24, 2014

What's the Best Way to Classify Michigan's Common-Core Testing Plans?

The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-Step) test, which will be administered next spring, will include items from the Smarter Balanced assessment as well as items developed by Michigan teachers. But some will be in "field-test-only" mode.

November 18, 2014

Push to Eliminate Election of Indiana Superintendent Possible in 2015

Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar told the Associated Press that the group wants the governor or the state board to pick the state superintendent in 2016.

November 06, 2014

Ohio Bill to Repeal Common Core Clears Committee, Future Unclear

A bill to repeal the Common Core State Standards in Ohio passed a House committee, but its future in the state legislature is uncertain.

November 03, 2014

Election 2014 Caravan of Delights: The Fight for Control of State Legislatures

Where could partisan control of legislatures flip relatively easily, and what are the education policy issues in play in those states?

October 30, 2014

Election 2014 Caravan of Delights: Kansas Gubernatorial Race

In a race where K-12 spending is a major issue, Kansas GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is squaring off against a Democratic state legislator, House Minority Leader Paul Davis.

October 23, 2014

Election 2014 Caravan of Delights: Texas Gubernatorial Race

State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) and Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) are facing off in the Texas gubernatorial election this year.

September 29, 2014

Charlie Crist 'Pathetic' for School Choice Reversal, Top Florida Republican Says

The head of Florida House's K-12 appropriations subcommittee says that if Gov. Rick Scott wins reelection, big changes could be in store for how school funding works.

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