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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.

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.

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