A former school teacher and state lawmaker, Dorn has been at the center of several interesting K-12 policy and political events in the Evergreen State.
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October 22, 2015
May 08, 2015
On Friday, the state's top court unanimously ruled that the law violated the provision of the state's constitution related specifically to pensions.
April 29, 2015
The Washington state Supreme Court has said that if lawmakers don't dramatically overhaul and increase K-12 spending in their 2015-17 budget, the justices could impose financial sanctions.
April 02, 2015
In 1990, Kentucky adopted a sweeping K-12 policy overhaul to fix what the state Supreme Court ruled the previous year was an invalid system of public schools.
December 17, 2014
It's not clear how much traction any or all of these ideas will get with GOP Gov. Rick Snyder or with the Michigan legislature, which is controlled by Republicans.
December 10, 2014
How does the philosophy behind California's new K-12 funding system differ from many state education policy initiatives and debates?
August 05, 2014
Four legal briefs were filed on Aug. 4 concerning school funding in Washington state as lawmakers face sanctions from the state supreme court over K-12 spending.
July 29, 2014
Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor in Pennsylvania who will face GOP incumbent Tom Corbett in November, wants the state to shoulder a bigger share of education spending.
April 22, 2014
Negotiations over accountability for tax-credit scholarship students in Florida highlights competing desires for many state lawmakers.
April 21, 2014
Democratic legislators in California are pushing for an expansion of early education, but they may not get a lot of help from fellow Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown.