For the first time in about 15 years, Massachusetts lawmakers will formally review the state's landmark Education Reform Act of 1993 to consider significant changes to how school funding works.
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October 16, 2014
The majority of states are funding schools less than the levels reached a half-dozen years ago before the Great Recession caused significant budget cuts.
October 14, 2014
Incumbent Tom Torlakson stresses his opposition to some federal policies, while challenger Marshall Tuck says despite union opposition to him, he agrees with many positions held by the California Teachers Association.
October 10, 2014
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October 07, 2014
StudentsFirst, the K-12 advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee, named Jim Blew, an adviser to the Walton Family Foundation, as its new president in an Oct. 7 vote.
September 30, 2014
A Miami middle school principal discusses her respect for the standards, but says that state policies and a lack of resources have hampered her teachers' ability to prepare for new assessments.
September 29, 2014
The head of Florida House's K-12 appropriations subcommittee says that if Gov. Rick Scott wins reelection, big changes could be in store for how school funding works.
September 19, 2014
Keen on hearing more about education in the Georgia governor's race? Listen to the two candidates stake out their turf on K-12 issues.
September 17, 2014
Federal education law, and competitive-grant initiatives from Washington, are catching quite a bit of heat from the two candidates seeking to be Georgia's next schools chief.
September 11, 2014
The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled that the state legislature is in contempt for failing to identify a long-term plan for substantially increasing public school funding.