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September 11, 2014

Washington State High Court Holds Legislature in Contempt on K-12 Funding

The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled that the state legislature is in contempt for failing to identify a long-term plan for substantially increasing public school funding.

September 11, 2014

New 'Leaders and Laggards' Report From U.S. Chamber: Which States Improved?

Seven years after its "Leaders and Laggards" report took states to task over their K-12 policy, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shows what it thinks of the K-12 landscape in 2014.

September 09, 2014

More Districts Could Join K-12 Funding Suit Against Miss., Former Governor Says

A former governor of Mississippi said that the number of districts that sued the state last month over K-12 state aid may grow in the coming days.

August 25, 2014

School Spending Under Spotlight in Florida Gubernatorial Race

Education spending has gotten plenty of attention in Florida's heated gubernatorial race between incumbent Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, and Democratic hopeful Charlie Crist.

August 12, 2014

Wisconsin's Hot Race for Governor: Unions, Common Core, and More

In her bid to unseat Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker, what positions is Democrat Mary Burke taking on key K-12 issues?

August 11, 2014

Possible Changes to Ohio Constitution Create Stir in K-12 Community

A commission considering changes to the Ohio Constitution could soon consider a proposal to eliminate the language requiring a "thorough and efficient" system of public school

August 07, 2014

Enrollment Hikes Won't Guarantee More State Aid in New N.C. Budget

Enrollment increases in North Carolina districts will no longer automatically lead to more state aid under the state budget approved by lawmakers, and some education officials are denouncing the change.

August 05, 2014

Tardy Lawmakers Must Face 'Hammer' on Funding, Says Washington Chief

Four legal briefs were filed on Aug. 4 concerning school funding in Washington state as lawmakers face sanctions from the state supreme court over K-12 spending.

July 29, 2014

Raise Taxes On Wealthy for K-12, Pa. Gubernatorial Candidate Says

Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor in Pennsylvania who will face GOP incumbent Tom Corbett in November, wants the state to shoulder a bigger share of education spending.

July 09, 2014

Illinois Moves Towards Significant Shift in How Schools are Funded

The Land of Lincoln wants to change its funding formula to help more students in need, but does the new plan actually come with more money?

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