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October 20, 2014

Two Decades After Landmark Spending Bill, Mass. Seeks Review of K-12 Budget

For the first time in about 15 years, Massachusetts lawmakers will formally review the state's landmark Education Reform Act of 1993 to consider significant changes to how school funding works.

October 16, 2014

Most States Still Below Pre-Recession K-12 Spending Levels, Report Says

The majority of states are funding schools less than the levels reached a half-dozen years ago before the Great Recession caused significant budget cuts.

October 14, 2014

Torlakson, Tuck Talk Federal Power, Teachers' Unions, in Calif. Chief's Race

Incumbent Tom Torlakson stresses his opposition to some federal policies, while challenger Marshall Tuck says despite union opposition to him, he agrees with many positions held by the California Teachers Association.

October 10, 2014

Paper Opposes Nevada K-12 Funding Initiative Using Its Own Ad Space

The newspaper's ad says: "Vote No! on Question 3. No Guarantees. No Accountability. Devastating for small businesses & families. Consumers would pay more."

October 07, 2014

StudentsFirst Names Walton Family Foundation K-12 Adviser as New President

StudentsFirst, the K-12 advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee, named Jim Blew, an adviser to the Walton Family Foundation, as its new president in an Oct. 7 vote.

September 30, 2014

Watch: Common Core Spurs Hope, Fear for a Miami Principal

A Miami middle school principal discusses her respect for the standards, but says that state policies and a lack of resources have hampered her teachers' ability to prepare for new assessments.

September 29, 2014

Charlie Crist 'Pathetic' for School Choice Reversal, Top Florida Republican Says

The head of Florida House's K-12 appropriations subcommittee says that if Gov. Rick Scott wins reelection, big changes could be in store for how school funding works.

September 19, 2014

Furloughs and Failing Schools: Audio from the Governor's Race in Georgia

Keen on hearing more about education in the Georgia governor's race? Listen to the two candidates stake out their turf on K-12 issues.

September 17, 2014

No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top Targeted by Ga. Superintendent Hopefuls

Federal education law, and competitive-grant initiatives from Washington, are catching quite a bit of heat from the two candidates seeking to be Georgia's next schools chief.

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.

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