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August 13, 2015

Wash. St. Supreme Court Levies $100,000 Daily Fine on State Over K-12 Spending

School funding has been a contentious issue in Washington state since 2012, when the state Supreme Court ruled that the state was not meeting its constitutional duty with respect to K-12 spending.

August 11, 2015

Do Not Mess With School Funds, Alabama Schools Chief Warns Lawmakers

If you thought state education budgets were safe once lawmakers shut down their regular legislative sessions, think again.

July 29, 2015

Track the Ebb and Flow of Public School Spending in 50 States

EdSource highlights both per-student spending figures per year and how much spending rose and fell during a single student's 13 years in a K-12 system.

July 21, 2015

Extensive K-12 Record for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Newest GOP White House Hopeful

The former congressman and current governor of the Buckeye State has a record on K-12 policy that stretches back decades and touches on education spending and school choice.

July 20, 2015

Judge Rules Against Miss. Districts in K-12 Money Lawsuit as Ballot Duel Looms

A lawsuit and two opposing ballot initiatives over school spending in Mississippi promise to create a complicated picture for K-12 spending in the state.

July 08, 2015

Indiana Increases Funding for Charter Schools, Creates New Loan Program

Indiana's new budget aims to help close the state funding gap between charters and regular public schools.

July 06, 2015

Lawsuit: L.A. Schools Failing Needy Students, Flouting California Funding Law

A California lawsuit filed last week claims that the Los Angeles Unified School District is failing to abide by the state's Local Control Funding Formula.

June 30, 2015

Washington State Has a K-12 Budget Deal, But Will the Court Like It?

Lawmakers sent Gov. Jay Inslee a 2015-17 biennial budget that includes a $1.3 billion increase for K-12. But will that figure satisfy the state's top court?

June 30, 2015

Gov. Christie Brings Controversial K-12 Record to GOP Presidential Race

Newly minted 2016 presidential contender Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey has a complex record on education policy that has attracted fierce supporters and detractors.

June 29, 2015

Kansas Panel Rules Against State's New Funding System

The new block-grant funding system replaced a per-pupil formula. It was signed into law in March.

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