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.
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September 16, 2014
September 11, 2014
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
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
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.
August 28, 2014
A group of 14 districts is asking the state to pay the $115 million they say they have been owed since fiscal year 2010.
August 27, 2014
The district's emergency manager reversed course after the measure was criticized by both teachers and the state education superintendent. The pay cut was part of the most recent deficit-reduction plan the district submitted to the state.
August 20, 2014
The Philadelphia Education Research Consortium, funded through a three-year grant from the William Penn Foundation, will provide research and analyses on education issues in the city. It will be a partnership between Research for Action, three of the city's research universities, and the city's regular and charter schools.
August 15, 2014
Among the cuts: About 7,500 high school students who live within two miles of school will not have district-provided transportation. They will have to find alternative ways to get there.
August 11, 2014
A commission considering changes to the Ohio Constitution could soon consider a proposal to eliminate the language requiring a "thorough and efficient" system of public school
August 07, 2014
Enrollment increases in North Carolina districts will no longer automatically lead to more state aid under the state budget approved by lawmakers, and some education officials are denouncing the change.