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April 07, 2014

Kansas Budget Overhaul Includes Changes to School Choice, Teacher Tenure Policies

A school-finance package approved by Kansas lawmakers in response to a court ruling gives districts greater flexibility if they seek local tax increases.

March 20, 2014

Community Engagement and School Spending: Coming Together in California

California school districts are sorting through new steps to create their budgets under a state formula that emphasizes low-income students and English-language learners.

March 11, 2014

New Jersey Charter Leverages Creative Funding Strategy For Historic Building

The KIPP network in New Jersey tapped historic tax credits in order to help purchase and renovate an 1880s school building.

March 07, 2014

Kansas K-12 Funding Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Rules; Orders Review

Although the Kansas Supreme Court did not order a specific funding increase as sought by plaintiffs in Gannon v. Kansas, justices did order further legal review.

March 06, 2014

Public Schools Need Nearly $200 Billion to Improve Facilities, Survey Finds

A national survey finds that more than half of the nation's public schools need major upgrades to bring their buildings to "good overall condition."

February 12, 2014

N.Y. Lawsuit Seeks More School Funding for 'Sound Basic Education'

A new lawsuit claims that New York state has not lived up to the K-12 funding commitments it began to satisfy in 2007, citing budget cuts in recent years.

January 28, 2014

Legislators and Judges on K-12 Funding: Tussles Over the Balance of Power

As Kansas awaits a landmark decision on K-12 school funding, what's happening in the Evergreen State might provide a preview of fights over who controls the budget.

January 07, 2014

California State Board Set to Consider New, Hotly Contested Funding Rules

A revised version of proposed California school-funding regulations wouldn't let districts meet certain requirements simply by showing higher student performance.

December 31, 2013

Less Yelling, More Talking in 2014

Too many people whose instincts ought to be better have learned the vicious lessons of extremist talk radio or adopted as serious stances the rhetorical excesses of satirists.

December 27, 2013

Changes May Be Coming to Charters in New York City, Philadelphia

The new year could bring changes to the charter school landscape in both New York City and Philadelphia, while controversy surrounds a Chicago charter approval.

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