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July 21, 2014

Democrats in Georgia Offer Interesting Election Picture on Education

A trio of candidates for state offices in Georgia shows how Democratic candidates can break different ways on certain K-12 issues.

July 09, 2014

Some Rural Wisconsin Districts Receive Minimal Transportation Aid

Aid that was meant to offset transportation costs in rural districts was also awarded to several wealthy urban districts.

July 09, 2014

Illinois Moves Towards Significant Shift in How Schools are Funded

The Land of Lincoln wants to change its funding formula to help more students in need, but does the new plan actually come with more money?

July 01, 2014

With No State Budget Signed, Philadelphia Awaits Word on School Funds

The state fiscal year in Pennsylvania began without a budget signed by the governor, but the Philadelphia school district is hoping its city will get permission to impose a $2-a-pack tax on cigarettes to help fund its struggling schools.

July 01, 2014

Budget Limbo in Pa., as Pensions, Philadelphia K-12 Aid Hang in Balance

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has declined to sign a fiscal 2015 budget sent to him by lawmakers, and appears at odds with them on how to reduce pension obligations.

June 17, 2014

Philadelphia School Officials Continue to Seek Funds as Budget Deadline Looms

Chairman of the School Reform Commission William Green says he says a "prayer" every morning because he does not see how the funding crisis—now an annual rite of spring—could be fixed without the intervention of a higher power.

June 12, 2014

Judges Say Kan. Legislators Met K-12 Equity Order; Adequacy Question Open

A panel of judges in Kansas has ruled that state lawmakers satisfied an order from the state Supreme Court to make its K-12 finance system more equitable

June 06, 2014

Report: Aid Cuts Forced Pa. School Districts to Reduce Programs, Raise Local Taxes

In a report this week by two state organizations, school districts said that despite an increase in state education aid this year, they will still have to raise local taxes.

June 03, 2014

New Jersey May Loosen Control Over Newark and Paterson Schools

The State Board of Education is to consider resolutions that would allow Newark's school board to vote on issues on financial management and the Paterson School board to vote on operations.

May 30, 2014

Philadelphia School Reform Commission Declines to Vote on District's Budget

The School Reform Commission decided not to pass the school budget, an action that violates the City Charter.

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