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July 29, 2015

Track the Ebb and Flow of Public School Spending in 50 States

EdSource highlights both per-student spending figures per year and how much spending rose and fell during a single student's 13 years in a K-12 system.

July 20, 2015

Judge Rules Against Miss. Districts in K-12 Money Lawsuit as Ballot Duel Looms

A lawsuit and two opposing ballot initiatives over school spending in Mississippi promise to create a complicated picture for K-12 spending in the state.

July 06, 2015

Lawsuit: L.A. Schools Failing Needy Students, Flouting California Funding Law

A California lawsuit filed last week claims that the Los Angeles Unified School District is failing to abide by the state's Local Control Funding Formula.

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 30, 2015

Gov. Christie Brings Controversial K-12 Record to GOP Presidential Race

Newly minted 2016 presidential contender Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey has a complex record on education policy that has attracted fierce supporters and detractors.

June 29, 2015

Kansas Panel Rules Against State's New Funding System

The new block-grant funding system replaced a per-pupil formula. It was signed into law in March.

June 19, 2015

Are Teacher Salary Bumps and California's K-12 Funding System in Conflict?

Can districts use the extra cash for high-needs students for across-the-board teacher-salary increases, rather than targeted increases for some teachers?

June 18, 2015

Pa. Lawmakers Propose New School Funding Formula, as Tax Hikes Loom

The formula would provide additional funding for individual students from low-income backgrounds, as well as for students in districts with large concentrations of poverty.

June 15, 2015

K-12 Funding Compromise Approved by Minn. Gov. Mark Dayton in Special Session

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.

June 08, 2015

Nation's 'Disinvestment' in Public Schools Is Crippling Poor Students, Reports Say

Are prominent school funding advocates satisfied that states are now giving schools robust and well-targeted financial support? Not even close.

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