"My own view is that the government ought to enable and encourage, not mandate, innovation," said U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the chairman of the Senate education committee.
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February 03, 2015
January 22, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his State of the State speech that, "Our education system needs dramatic reform, and it has for years." What are his plans for K-12 in 2015?
January 14, 2015
A leading California budget analyst praises Gov. Jerry Brown's prudence in his K-12 spending and overall budget, while warning against over-exuberance regarding the state's improving fiscal climate.
January 14, 2015
State lawmakers are considering a ballot initiative on school funding that critics say is merely designed to block a citizen-sponsored measure up for voter approval this November.
January 09, 2015
Brown also released a proposal to cut down on the state's long-term retiree health care costs in his fiscal 2016 budget proposal.
January 02, 2015
Cuomo challenged President Ronald Reagan's vision of America, and successfully pushed to expand college access to poor and middle-class students.
December 31, 2014
In her petition to the state's top court, Gov. Nikki Haley says the November ruling doesn't take into account recent changes to state education spending.
December 18, 2014
Annual per-student spending would rise to $9,015 in Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed education spending plan for the 2015-17 biennial budget
December 17, 2014
According to the GAO, the deficit for state and local operating budgets as a percentage of GDP is slated to grow from 2 percent of GDP to close to 4 percent of GDP by 2060.
December 16, 2014
Recent developments emphasize the extent to which K-12 budgets will create key education policy battles in several states.