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February 12, 2014

N.Y. Lawsuit Seeks More School Funding for 'Sound Basic Education'

A new lawsuit claims that New York state has not lived up to the K-12 funding commitments it began to satisfy in 2007, citing budget cuts in recent years.

February 07, 2014

Common Core and Medicaid Expansion: Comparing Big Decisions by States

Does the widespread rebuke by states of the Medicaid expansion show that states are not so easily coerced by the federal government--and its money--after all?

February 05, 2014

Illinois' K-12 Funding System Might be Changed to Resemble California's

The new formula recommended by an Illinois Senate committee report would focus more resources on low-income students and reduce state bureaucracy.

February 04, 2014

Colorado District Leaders Press for More Funding, Power

A group of Colorado school superintendents call for an additional $275 million in state public-school funding on top of a proposed increase from Gov. John Hickenlooper.

January 28, 2014

Legislators and Judges on K-12 Funding: Tussles Over the Balance of Power

As Kansas awaits a landmark decision on K-12 school funding, what's happening in the Evergreen State might provide a preview of fights over who controls the budget.

January 17, 2014

New School-Finance System Approved by California State School Board

The new rules governing K-12 finance in California are intended to help needy students while strengthening the flexibility of local governance.

January 16, 2014

Education Funding Gaps Linger in N.C., While a Pa. Funding Formula May Begin

Wealth-based spending gaps in North Carolina have grown over the past decade, while a new school finance formula in Pennsylvania may be in the works.

January 13, 2014

Michigan, Texas, and S.C. Give Biggest Boosts to Pre-K Spending, ECS Reports

Only three states decreased their prekindergarten spending in the fiscal 2014 year, according to a new report from the Education Commission of the States.

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.

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