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July 09, 2014

Illinois Moves Towards Significant Shift in How Schools are Funded

The Land of Lincoln wants to change its funding formula to help more students in need, but does the new plan actually come with more money?

July 01, 2014

Budget Limbo in Pa., as Pensions, Philadelphia K-12 Aid Hang in Balance

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has declined to sign a fiscal 2015 budget sent to him by lawmakers, and appears at odds with them on how to reduce pension obligations.

June 30, 2014

School-Funding Lawsuit Rekindles Longstanding Fight in Colorado

A group of Colorado districts and the state PTA have started a new fight over K-12 finance, saying the state is failing to adhere to its constitutional funding mandate.

June 19, 2014

Doomsday Scenario: A Court Order to Increase Taxes for K-12

In its showdown with lawmakers, what would happen if the Washington state Supreme Court ordered an increase in taxes to pay for a larger K-12 budget?

June 17, 2014

Approved Calif. Budget Includes More Common-Core Funding, Pre-K Expansion

There's significantly higher funding for career education, early learning, and the common-core transition in the budget Golden State lawmakers passed June 15.

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

June 06, 2014

American Schools - Back to 'Separate But Equal'?

Marc Tucker explains how housing segregation leads to school segregation and calls for reforming our school finance system.

June 04, 2014

Boston Needs Charter-Like Autonomy for All Schools, Report Contends

Boston education leaders are exploring whether granting schools more authority over hiring, budgeting, and curriculum would be the best strategy for improving achievement and appealing to parents.

May 12, 2014

Contract Language May Save Due-Process Rights for Some Kansas Teachers

Due to their contract language with the local district, teachers in Wichita may be protected from a new Kansas law that ends due-process rights for K-12 educators.

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