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October 22, 2015

Wash. State Schools Chief Randy Dorn Won't Seek Another Term

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.

May 08, 2015

Illinois Pension-Law Overhaul Unconstitutional, State's Supreme Court Rules

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

Special Session for School Funding Begins in Washington State

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

Hello McFly! What Ever Happened to Kentucky's Landmark 1990 K-12 Law?

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

In New Funding System, 'At-Risk' Students Deserve More, Says Michigan State Board

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 California's Changes to Public School Spending Fit in a Broad Context

How does the philosophy behind California's new K-12 funding system differ from many state education policy initiatives and debates?

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.

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