The final budget allocates a $525 million increase for public schools, compared to the $400 million increase legislators sent the governor in a budget he vetoed in May.
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June 15, 2015
June 08, 2015
Are prominent school funding advocates satisfied that states are now giving schools robust and well-targeted financial support? Not even close.
June 01, 2015
On May 31, Lone Star State lawmakers approved House Bill 2804, which would extend the state's current method of giving districts letter grades to individual schools.
May 20, 2015
The Minnesota legislature is heading to a special session over education funding, after Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a spending bill that he said was inadequate.
May 18, 2015
In a new set of essays, experts examine how to use technology, school finance, and professional development to help such schools.
May 15, 2015
State tax revenues have turned out to be $6.7 billion higher than the estimates Brown used last January when Brown presented his original proposed budget for fiscal 2016.
April 30, 2015
The plan from Snyder would make the current district responsible only for paying off its debt, while new entities would be responsible for overseeing education.
April 29, 2015
The Washington state Supreme Court has said that if lawmakers don't dramatically overhaul and increase K-12 spending in their 2015-17 budget, the justices could impose financial sanctions.
April 20, 2015
Teachers in the Evergreen State say lawmakers aren't doing enough to satisfy a voter-approved initiative to cut class size and meet other K-12 budget imperatives.
April 09, 2015
Superintendent John White has told lawmakers that Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed budget cut would undermine the state's testing program and cause "chaos" for the state's public schools.