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January 02, 2018

Opening Gavel: Your Guide to States' 2018 Legislative Sessions

All but three states will hold legislative sessions this year, and issues such as accountability plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act, school funding, and school choice are up for debate.

August 14, 2017

Illinois Senate Overrides Governor's Veto of School Funding Formula

The state's House of Representatives now needs to also override the veto in order for the funding formula to go into effect and for the state's schools to receive millions of held up funds.

February 07, 2017

Can Unions Take Anti-DeVos Fervor, #ilovepublicschools Movement to States?

States are wrestling with several key issues this session including accountability plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act that can prove pivotal in the coming years.

August 16, 2016

Plaintiffs Will Use Test Scores to Show Kansas School Funding Is Inadequate

If the state loses the adequacy portion of the Gannon v. Kansas case, it could owe its schools close to $400 million more.

June 14, 2016

Kansas AG Asks State Supreme Court to Back Down on School-Closure Threat

State's legislators are preparing for a June 23 special session where they will attempt to address a court order to make the K-12 funding formula more equitable.

June 08, 2016

Vermont Consolidation Effort Profiled by NewsHour Fails

By consolidating some of the state's 280 school districts state officials are hoping to save millions of dollars and give students in small towns greater access to academically rigorous programs and more electives like the arts.

April 13, 2016

Maryland Legislators Reduce Test Time for Kindergartners

Teachers complained that the assessment, which observed students' social skills and word development, took too much time and was developmentally inappropriate.

April 08, 2016

California PTA Pushes For More Parent Engagement Funding

A bill would require districts to make parent-engagement plans that are research-based and explain how many families would be reached with one-time funds.

March 29, 2016

Spat Between Arizona Superintendent and State Board Roils On

The state's governor-appointed board of education continues to feud with Arizona's elected schools superintendent over who's in charge.

March 28, 2016

Here's an Early Look at Education Legislation Proposed This Year

According to a National Conference of State Legislatures analysis, state legislators have proposed more than 500 bills dealing with standards, assessment, accountability, and other matters.

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