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June 13, 2014

Washington State's High Court Threatens Sanctions Over K-12 Finance Overhaul

Washington state's Supreme Court court has warned lawmakers that they could be held in contempt over K-12 funding, with a variety of possible sanctions.

June 12, 2014

Judges Say Kan. Legislators Met K-12 Equity Order; Adequacy Question Open

A panel of judges in Kansas has ruled that state lawmakers satisfied an order from the state Supreme Court to make its K-12 finance system more equitable

April 07, 2014

Kansas Budget Overhaul Includes Changes to School Choice, Teacher Tenure Policies

A school-finance package approved by Kansas lawmakers in response to a court ruling gives districts greater flexibility if they seek local tax increases.

April 01, 2014

In High-Profile Texas Governor's Race, Republican Targets Early Education

The two main Texas gubernatorial candidates are staking out turf on education policy issues, with the GOP hopeful recently focusing on early education.

March 31, 2014

N.Y.C. to Get $300M for Early Education, But Without de Blasio's Tax Hike

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) received funding for early education from the state, but failed to get his way with respect to charter schools.

March 25, 2014

School-Finance Overhaul in Kansas Could End Early-Education Push

A plan to boost school funding in Kansas in the wake of a court ruling could mean Gov. Sam Brownback's plan to increase pre-K spending won't succeed.

March 20, 2014

Community Engagement and School Spending: Coming Together in California

California school districts are sorting through new steps to create their budgets under a state formula that emphasizes low-income students and English-language learners.

March 07, 2014

Kansas K-12 Funding Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Rules; Orders Review

Although the Kansas Supreme Court did not order a specific funding increase as sought by plaintiffs in Gannon v. Kansas, justices did order further legal review.

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?

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