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October 20, 2014

Two Decades After Landmark Spending Bill, Mass. Seeks Review of K-12 Budget

For the first time in about 15 years, Massachusetts lawmakers will formally review the state's landmark Education Reform Act of 1993 to consider significant changes to how school funding works.

October 20, 2014

Philadelphia Contract Cancellation Sparks Protests, Rebuttals

After a contract cancellation, teachers in Philadelphia will now have to pay for health insurance. What are the future implications of this move on both teachers and students?

October 16, 2014

Most States Still Below Pre-Recession K-12 Spending Levels, Report Says

The majority of states are funding schools less than the levels reached a half-dozen years ago before the Great Recession caused significant budget cuts.

October 10, 2014

Paper Opposes Nevada K-12 Funding Initiative Using Its Own Ad Space

The newspaper's ad says: "Vote No! on Question 3. No Guarantees. No Accountability. Devastating for small businesses & families. Consumers would pay more."

September 30, 2014

Watch: Common Core Spurs Hope, Fear for a Miami Principal

A Miami middle school principal discusses her respect for the standards, but says that state policies and a lack of resources have hampered her teachers' ability to prepare for new assessments.

September 25, 2014

Fla.'s Charlie Crist on the Stump: K-12 Priorities, Funding, and Privatization

Supporters of Democratic nominee Charlie Crist for Florida governor are optimistic about his K-12 plans, but concede that he might not bring big changes in some areas if elected.

September 16, 2014

K-12 Spending and Charters Spark Testy Clashes in Georgia Governor's Race

When education comes up in the Georgia governor's race between incumbent Republican Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter, one theme is clear: money talks.

September 11, 2014

Washington State High Court Holds Legislature in Contempt on K-12 Funding

The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled that the state legislature is in contempt for failing to identify a long-term plan for substantially increasing public school funding.

September 09, 2014

More Districts Could Join K-12 Funding Suit Against Miss., Former Governor Says

A former governor of Mississippi said that the number of districts that sued the state last month over K-12 state aid may grow in the coming days.

September 04, 2014

Education Efficiency Index Gives U.S. Low Ranking

The study's authors, who ranked the U.S. 19th out of 30 countries, want policymakers to consider how they could make their educational systems more efficient.

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