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August 05, 2014

Tardy Lawmakers Must Face 'Hammer' on Funding, Says Washington Chief

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

Raise Taxes On Wealthy for K-12, Pa. Gubernatorial Candidate Says

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

Policy Tension in Florida Over Testing and School Choice

Negotiations over accountability for tax-credit scholarship students in Florida highlights competing desires for many state lawmakers.

April 21, 2014

Poll Says Calif. Public Backs Legislators on Pre-K Support

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.

January 22, 2014

New York Governor, N.Y.C. Mayor Spar Over Pre-K Funding

A proposed tax hike of .55 percentage points on wealthy New York City residents has become a sticking point in the fight over early-education in New York state.

November 05, 2013

Proposed Colorado Tax Hike to Aid Schools Gets Drubbed at the Polls

A $950 million tax increase to benefit Colorado public schools that would have also restructured education finance in the state was soundly defeated by voters.

October 29, 2013

Can Bloomberg, Melinda Gates Cash Push Colo. Tax Hike to Victory?

Melinda Gates and a philanthropy associated with Gotham City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have contributed significantly to the Amendment 66 campaign in Colorado.

September 12, 2013

State K-12 Funding Lags Six Years After Recession Hit, Report Says

A new report from a Washington think tank states that in 2013 a majority of states are still spending below their pre-recession levels on K-12.

June 19, 2013

LEARN Act from U.S. Rep. Garrett Would "Return" K-12 Policy to States

U.S. Rep Scott Garrett has re-introduced a bill he says would return control over education policy to state governments.

June 18, 2013

Massachusetts Needs Major K-12 Funding Changes, Group Argues

A budget and policy group in Massachusetts is calling for significant changes to the state's education funding system.

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