The state's Republicans have pushed back against raising taxes in order to increase teachers' pay, as the state's supreme court ordered the state to do in 2012.
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January 31, 2017
January 11, 2017
Despite a conservative budget, Proposition 98 has guaranteed increased K-12 spending in California over the last several years. Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a conservative statewide budget because of a predicted revenue shortfall.
December 22, 2016
Until this week, Iowa was one of the last states in the nation not to have faced a lawsuit over its school funding formula.
October 21, 2016
At least 35 states provided districts received less overall state funding for education in 2014 than in 2008, before the recession hit housing prices, sending down waves of state and local budget cuts to school districts.
October 11, 2016
The court gave the legislature another session to come up with a way to pay a larger portion of teachers' salaries, a mandate they first asked the state to do in 2012.
September 21, 2016
The state's highest court will hear an appeal to a lower court judge's sweeping order that the state fix disparities between its poor and wealthier students.
July 29, 2016
Republican Gov. Mary Fallin called for a special session to use a surplus in their budget to give teachers a raise but the state's teachers union doesn't trust her.
July 15, 2016
Washington legislators decided this year to come up with a way to reform their school funding formula next year, a move that has angered the state's superintendent of public instruction.
July 11, 2016
The state's supreme court set a date to hear arguments for the second half of a school funding lawsuit, as lawmakers meet to craft a new funding formula.
June 23, 2016
Failure to fix what the state supreme court has ruled is an inequitable K-12 funding formula by June 30 would result in the court shutting off all state aid.