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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 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 03, 2015

Report: Vermont's Smallest Schools a 'Financial Drain'

The report found that there is an enrollment threshold at which small schools are no longer financially and academically viable.

April 02, 2015

Funding Cuts Force Kansas Districts to End School Year Early

Officials in the Concordia and Twin Valley school districts say that they will close early this year because of financial constraints caused by changes to the state's school funding formula.

March 27, 2015

Philadelphia's School Budget Seeks to Add Programs After Years of Cuts

The $2.89 billion lump sum budget proposed for the 2016 fiscal year still relies heavily on state and city funds that are still pending.

March 25, 2015

Tennessee Districts Sue State for More Education Funding

The lawsuit alleges that the state chronically underestimates the amount of money districts must spend on teachers' salaries and instructional expenses.

March 25, 2015

Tennessee School Districts Sue the State Over Funding

The seven districts allege that the state is not complying with the basic education formula and that discrepancies have shifted the financial burden to local school districts and schools.

March 17, 2015

Kansas Lawmakers OK Shift to Block-Grant Funding, But Court Fight Looms

The Kansas Legislature has approved a plan to switch K-12 spending from a formula to block grants, but the state's legal system might not approve of the change.

March 17, 2015

Affluent Schools See More School Funding in 23 States

Poverty makes it more difficult for children to succeed in school, and they come to school at a disadvantage.

March 13, 2015

California Funding Formula May Miss Many High-Needs Students, Report Finds

California's school funding formula is designed to help students in need, but do all those children receive the resources the state intends for them?

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