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.
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August 13, 2015
August 11, 2015
If you thought state education budgets were safe once lawmakers shut down their regular legislative sessions, think again.
July 29, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
June 23, 2015
The Oregon measure makes districts send notices to parents twice a year about their right to opt out of state exams, and about the purpose of the tests.
June 17, 2015
Unlike fellow Republican Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is a sitting public official and common-core supporter who has parried a variety of attacks on the standards.
June 15, 2015
The final budget allocates a $525 million increase for public schools, compared to the $400 million increase legislators sent the governor in a budget he vetoed in May.