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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.

March 31, 2014

N.Y.C. to Get $300M for Early Education, But Without de Blasio's Tax Hike

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) received funding for early education from the state, but failed to get his way with respect to charter schools.

February 04, 2014

Colorado District Leaders Press for More Funding, Power

A group of Colorado school superintendents call for an additional $275 million in state public-school funding on top of a proposed increase from Gov. John Hickenlooper.

January 22, 2014

New York Governor, N.Y.C. Mayor Spar Over Pre-K Funding

A proposed tax hike of .55 percentage points on wealthy New York City residents has become a sticking point in the fight over early-education in New York state.

December 02, 2013

Supreme Court Declines to Enter Internet Sales Tax Battle

In a case with implications for state spending on education, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up appeals by Amazon.com and Overstock. com over Internet sales taxes.

November 05, 2013

Proposed Colorado Tax Hike to Aid Schools Gets Drubbed at the Polls

A $950 million tax increase to benefit Colorado public schools that would have also restructured education finance in the state was soundly defeated by voters.

October 29, 2013

Can Bloomberg, Melinda Gates Cash Push Colo. Tax Hike to Victory?

Melinda Gates and a philanthropy associated with Gotham City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have contributed significantly to the Amendment 66 campaign in Colorado.

September 12, 2013

State K-12 Funding Lags Six Years After Recession Hit, Report Says

A new report from a Washington think tank states that in 2013 a majority of states are still spending below their pre-recession levels on K-12.

July 29, 2013

The Most Backward Legislature in America

The North Carolina legislature has turned back the clock on the state's reputation for having an innovative and progressive education system. Program after program has been defunded or dismantled.

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