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February 01, 2016

Oklahoma Governor Pitches Teacher Pay Raise Amid $1 Billion Budget Hole

Gov. Mary Fallin is proposing that the state raise cigarette and online sales taxes to provide teachers with a $3,000 pay raise next year, and that it consolidate school districts.

January 29, 2016

State Pre-K Funding Increases For Fourth Year Straight

Thirty-two states have increased funding while only nine states decreased funding for preschool.

January 29, 2016

Washington State Politicians Wrangle Over Funding-Formula Deadline

A state Senate proposal calls for a new funding formula by the end of 2018, while the governor and lawmakers in the House want a 2017 deadline.

January 28, 2016

Per Pupil Spending Down in Most States, According to Federal Data

Despite the economic recovery, districts spent 1.8 percent less per student in 2013 than they did the prior year.

January 08, 2016

School Boards Association Sues Pa. Over School Funding

A budget stalemate at the the state capitol has held up millions of dollars in education funding.

January 08, 2016

California Gov. Jerry Brown Proposes Boosting Education Funding

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to spend more than $71.1 billion on education next school year.

December 30, 2015

With Budget Veto, Pa. Schools Get Emergency Funding, But Little Certainty

Gov. Tom Wolf will provide $23 billion in emergency funding, most of which will go to schools.

November 04, 2015

Bevin Wins Ky. Governor's Race; Miss. Voters Reject Funding Initiative

Business executive Matt Bevin opposes the common core, which Kentucky is currently reviewing, and wants to create a new voucher program for students in the Bluegrass State.

November 02, 2015

Ariz. Gov. Ducey OKs $3.5 Billion K-12 Funding Hike, Pending Voter Approval

The funding increase was approved in a special session of the state legislature. Ducey signed the legislation into law on Friday. Voters will have the final say-so on the measure in a May 17 election.

October 22, 2015

Wash. State Schools Chief Randy Dorn Won't Seek Another Term

A former school teacher and state lawmaker, Dorn has been at the center of several interesting K-12 policy and political events in the Evergreen State.

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