The lawsuit, filed in 2014, alleges that the state was severely underfunding schools, forcing school districts to lean heavily on property taxes, which especially disadvantages students in property-poor areas.
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December 06, 2018
October 31, 2018
Seven universities are making major changes to how they train future principals, as part of $48.5 million Wallace Foundation initiative to redesign university-based principal-preparation programs, according to a new report from RAND.
January 30, 2018
A new report from education advocacy groups argues that Southern states must be more aggressive in improving the quality of public schools across the region. And a new poll of Southern voters shows broad support for that.
January 18, 2018
Rural schools struggle with high and lows more commonly associated with urban schools, including high rates of poverty, low literacy rates, and low college attendance rates, a new report finds.
November 07, 2017
The Rural School and Community Trust and the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, say the partnership will allow the two groups to expand their reach and play off each other's strengths.
September 01, 2017
Some Texas coastal districts are racing to open just after Labor Day while others say they may be closed "indefinitely"
August 08, 2017
The latest federal survey of the nation's K-12 principals shows that people in the career work long hours, the majority of them are women, most are white, and their average salary is $95,700.
June 15, 2017
The new 50-state report from the Rural School and Community Trust, emphasizes early childhood education and college-and-career readiness.
September 01, 2016
Under a new proposal by Kansas school administrators, districts will not be able to raise local taxes to fund schools. Instead, the state will raise money for schools through a statewide tax, and distribute those funds&along with other state education funds—to districts.