The state's Republicans have pushed back against raising taxes in order to increase teachers' pay, as the state's supreme court ordered the state to do in 2012.
In response to a 2006 lawsuit, the state built a new funding formula, but critics say lawmakers haven't increased the amount of money the court deemed necessary for schools to meet basic standards.
In response to President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric, several California districts have taken extra measures to protect the status of their immigrant students.
Many states already had been working up their ESSA accountability plans, and some officials said a regulatory pause by the new administration came as no surprise.
Like other states, Maryland promised voters that casino revenue would be dedicated to education spending, but instead used it to replace state funding, resulting in district deficits.
A governor-appointed task force is recommending that the state scrap its letter grade accountability system, while the state board is recommending only that the system is tweaked.
This post was written by Alyson Klein and originally posted on the Politics K-12 blog. Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have told the U.S. Department of Education that they are aiming to file their plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Suceeds Act by early April, in time for the first deadline set by the Obama administration. Those states are Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, and Vermont, plus the District of Columbia. States have spent the past year reaching out to educators and ...
In his state-of-the-state address Gov. Scott Walker touted his love of public schools and pledged to increase spending on technology for rural schools in its biennial budget.
Despite a conservative budget, Proposition 98 has guaranteed increased K-12 spending in California over the last several years. Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a conservative statewide budget because of a predicted revenue shortfall.
A 2012 state supreme court decision demanded that the state pick up more of its public education tab, but legislators are at a standstill as to how.