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September 29, 2014

Charlie Crist 'Pathetic' for School Choice Reversal, Top Florida Republican Says

The head of Florida House's K-12 appropriations subcommittee says that if Gov. Rick Scott wins reelection, big changes could be in store for how school funding works.

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 23, 2014

Pa. Legislature Passes Cigarette Tax to Fund Philadelphia's Schools

The $2-a-pack cigarette tax will generate about $49 million in revenues to the cash-strapped schools in the first year, but it does not solve the district's long-term financial problems.

September 20, 2014

School Business Officials Juggle Financial Challenges

About 1,000 school finance officers are tackling issues from funding formulas to passing bond referenda at an international gathering in Florida.

September 19, 2014

Texas Oil and Gas Growth Yields $1.26 Billion for State Education Fund

The fund now stands at more than $34 billion, but only the interest income can be spent. In August, a state district judge ruled that Texas was not distributing school funds adequately or fairly among its richer and poorer districts.

September 19, 2014

Furloughs and Failing Schools: Audio from the Governor's Race in Georgia

Keen on hearing more about education in the Georgia governor's race? Listen to the two candidates stake out their turf on K-12 issues.

September 16, 2014

More Mississippi School Districts Join Funding Lawsuit

The school districts are asking the state to pay them about $134 million, funds they say are owed to them under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. The program, which provides money to poorer districts for teachers' salaries and retirement, textbooks, and building maintenance, has been fully funded only twice since it passed the legislature in 1997.

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 03, 2014

Washington State High Court Justices Grill Attorney for State On School Funding

An attorney for Washington state asked for more time for legislators to show how they'll dramatically increase K-12 spending by 2018 to satisfy a 2012 court ruling.

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