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August 28, 2014

Mississippi Districts Sue State for Underfunding

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

Ten Percent Pay Cut Off the Table for Detroit Teachers

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

New Research Organization Will Focus on Philadelphia's Public Schools

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

Philly's Schools Will Open on Time, But With Cuts to Programs

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

Possible Changes to Ohio Constitution Create Stir in K-12 Community

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 Hikes Won't Guarantee More State Aid in New N.C. Budget

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.

August 06, 2014

Gov. Corbett Advances $265 Million to Help Philadelphia District

The $265 million is essentially an advance on money the district was already scheduled to receive during the year. Even so, schools Superintendent William Hite gave no assurances that schools will open on time and renewed his call for state legislators to pass the $2-per-pack cigarette tax to plug the funding gap.

August 05, 2014

Tardy Lawmakers Must Face 'Hammer' on Funding, Says Washington Chief

Four legal briefs were filed on Aug. 4 concerning school funding in Washington state as lawmakers face sanctions from the state supreme court over K-12 spending.

August 04, 2014

Angst Over Testing, Funding Lead Texas Teachers to Ignore State Survey

As a result, a statewide survey of classroom conditions in the Lone Star State didn't generate the expected information.

July 29, 2014

Raise Taxes On Wealthy for K-12, Pa. Gubernatorial Candidate Says

Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor in Pennsylvania who will face GOP incumbent Tom Corbett in November, wants the state to shoulder a bigger share of education spending.

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