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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.

June 23, 2016

Kansas Launching Into Special Session to Avoid School-Aid Shutoff

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.

June 07, 2016

To Avoid School-Funding Shutdown, Kansas Governor Calls Special Session

The state's supreme court has ruled that if the Kansas legislature doesn't provide more funding to poor districts, the court will block K-12 funds from being distributed.

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.

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