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May 20, 2015

Minnesota Heads to Special Session Over Education Aid, Joining Washington St.

The Minnesota legislature is heading to a special session over education funding, after Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a spending bill that he said was inadequate.

May 18, 2015

Beyond a Spot on the Map: Experts Study How States Can Help Rural Schools

In a new set of essays, experts examine how to use technology, school finance, and professional development to help such schools.

May 15, 2015

Big Tax Revenues Goose California Education Budget From Gov. Brown

State tax revenues have turned out to be $6.7 billion higher than the estimates Brown used last January when Brown presented his original proposed budget for fiscal 2016.

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 21, 2015

Pa. Court Dismisses Districts' Challenge to State School Funding System

The six districts and other plaintiffs claimed in the suit that the state had given students academic standards to meet, but not the resources to do so.

April 20, 2015

Washington Teachers Plan Strikes to Protest State K-12 Funding Proposals

Teachers in the Evergreen State say lawmakers aren't doing enough to satisfy a voter-approved initiative to cut class size and meet other K-12 budget imperatives.

April 14, 2015

How Fair Is the Proposed Overhaul to Texas School Spending?

The lead K-12 budget writer in the Texas House of Representatives wants to change how schools in the second-largest state by enrollment are funded. How does his plan look?

April 13, 2015

Where's the GOP Pushback to Wisc. Gov. Walker's K-12 Agenda?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is pushing for cuts to K-12 spending and other policy changes in his biennial budget, but how are his various priorities progressing in the legislature?

April 13, 2015

Bigger Classes for Better Teachers? Not So Fast, Report Says

A recent report suggested that districts could cut costs by increasing salaries for effective teachers who are willing to take on larger classes, but a review of that report says that the idea has significant flaws.

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