Newly minted 2016 presidential contender Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey has a complex record on education policy that has attracted fierce supporters and detractors.
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June 30, 2015
June 29, 2015
The new block-grant funding system replaced a per-pupil formula. It was signed into law in March.
June 19, 2015
Can districts use the extra cash for high-needs students for across-the-board teacher-salary increases, rather than targeted increases for some teachers?
June 18, 2015
The formula would provide additional funding for individual students from low-income backgrounds, as well as for students in districts with large concentrations of poverty.
June 15, 2015
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.
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.