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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.

July 13, 2015

With Long Record on Unions and Choice, Gov. Walker Declares Presidential Bid

Claiming that he had "beat the special interests" and "improved education" during his five years in office, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced today that he will officially seek the Republican nomination for president.

June 30, 2015

Washington State Has a K-12 Budget Deal, But Will the Court Like It?

Lawmakers sent Gov. Jay Inslee a 2015-17 biennial budget that includes a $1.3 billion increase for K-12. But will that figure satisfy the state's top court?

June 29, 2015

Ohio Poised to Ditch PARCC Common-Core Test in Budget Sent to Gov. Kasich

House Bill 64, the biennial 2015-17 budget that lawmakers sent to Gov. John Kasich, prohibits the state from purchasing the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam

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