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November 20, 2014

Arizona Court Rules Funding Gap Between District and Charter Schools is Legal

Arizona does not have to fund the state's charter schools at the same level as its district schools, according to an appeals court ruling.

November 19, 2014

True Accountability: Giving All Students a Shot

An accountability system that holds all actors--schools, districts, and states--accountable for ensuring equitable opportunities for learning will ensure students learn the competencies they need to succeed, says Joseph Bishop of the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign.

November 17, 2014

Concerns of Career and Technical Education Teachers Voiced in Survey

An AFT survey of 570 career technical education teachers finds strong support for the programs but some concerns about equipment and funding.

November 13, 2014

S.C. Supreme Court Rules For Poor, Rural Districts in Equity Lawsuit

The ruling brings a 21-year-old legal battle over school funding to an end and orders state lawmakers and school districts to craft an agreement on South Carolina's K-12 funding formula.

November 12, 2014

Pa. Parents, Districts Ask Court to Declare School Funding Unconstitutional

Pennsylvania's governor and General Assembly are being sued for failing to adequately fund the state's schools.

November 10, 2014

Pa. Districts, Parents Sue Over 'Irrational and Inequitable' School Funding

The lawsuit filed Monday by the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia and the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania on behalf of six school districts, seven parents, the Pennsylvania Association of Small and Rural Schools, and state's NAACP, argues that the state has failed to devise a funding mechanism to provide its public school students with a thorough and efficient education.

November 04, 2014

Gov. Scott Wins the Florida Governor's Race

Republican Gov. Rick Scott has won the Florida governor's race.

October 30, 2014

Election 2014 Caravan of Delights: Kansas Gubernatorial Race

In a race where K-12 spending is a major issue, Kansas GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is squaring off against a Democratic state legislator, House Minority Leader Paul Davis.

October 27, 2014

Tribes Receive Funds to Control Schools for Native American Students

Six tribes will use $1.2 million in federal funds to conduct research and develop plans to control schools on tribal land.

October 20, 2014

Philadelphia Teachers' Union Wins Temporary Injunction in Contract Dispute

While the union has succeeded in temporarily blocking a requirement that its members contribute to their health benefits, broader questions about the school district's authority to make unilateral changes to employee contracts remain unsettled.

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