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January 07, 2014

California State Board Set to Consider New, Hotly Contested Funding Rules

A revised version of proposed California school-funding regulations wouldn't let districts meet certain requirements simply by showing higher student performance.

December 19, 2013

Do States Need a 'Shift in Thinking' to Provide Better Help to Struggling Schools?

In several states, education departments' budgets often were not connected to their overall strategies, a Center on Reinventing Public Education report says.

December 10, 2013

California Districts Fear Big Budget Losses Over Low-Income Verification

Local officials in Los Angeles and elsewhere say that new data-reporting requirements from the state shouldn't hurt their budgets this year.

December 03, 2013

ALEC Ed. Agenda for 2014: Course Choice, Student Data 'Backpack Act'

The free-market-oriented organization is considering draft bills dealing with school choice and a state records database with academic information on individual students.

October 14, 2013

Local Superintendent on Colorado's K-12 Tax Increase: Money for the Classroom

Eagle County Superintendent Jason Glass, Iowa's former state superintendent, says Colorado's Amendment 66 would significantly help his needy students.

October 14, 2013

Colorado's Swing County Could Decide Fate of Amendment 66's K-12 Tax Hike

Voters in Colorado's Jefferson County, just outside of Denver, could be the X-factor in the fate of a tax increase designed to help public schools.

October 09, 2013

Funding Showdown Pits Court Against Legislators in Kansas

A potential constitutional fight might emerge between Kansas legislators and state judges over school spending, with a Supreme Court ruling on the way.

August 16, 2013

Bowen Leaving Maine Department to Work at Chiefs' Group

Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen announced he is leaving his position to work on strategic innovation at the Council of Chief State School Officers.

August 14, 2013

Standoff in Pa. Continues as $45M for Philly Schools Still Frozen

A stand-off has emerged between Philadelphia public schools and state Republican leaders as the city system grapples with financial problems.

July 15, 2013

'Hybrid Districts'? Michigan's K-12 Boss Pushes His Vision

Michigan's state superintendent wants new "hybrid districts" as a step towards larger countywide school systems.

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