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March 07, 2017

Deep Split in Kansas Over How to Answer Court Decision

Kansas politicians are at odds over how to address a court ruling last week that mandates more education spending, while not specifying how the state should move forward.

January 31, 2017

Washington State Republicans Propose New Funding Formula

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.

January 11, 2017

California Gov. Jerry Brown Proposes to Increase School Spending

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

Iowa Parents Sue State Over School Funding Formula

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

Study: Most States Spend Less on Schools Than Pre-Recession

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

Washington Supreme Court Extends Deadline in Funding Case

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

Conn. Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal to School Funding Case

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

Oklahoma Teachers Oppose Special Session for Potential Pay Raise

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

In Ongoing School Funding Spat, Washington Supreme Court Seeks Answers

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

Kansas Lawmakers Move Forward After Funding Showdown

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.

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