Illinois politicians are debating whether to pour more money into the current education funding formula or replace the entire formula with a new one.

A law aiming to cut in half the number of school districts by 2020 is full of carrots and sticks and has set off some fierce local battles.

House Bill 1643 bans districts from using public money to pay for membership dues and convention fees to Mississippi's Association of School Superintendents, a measure that could gut the organization.

If lawmakers don't come up with a satisfactory revision to Kansas' K-12 funding formula by June 30, the court will effectively shut the state's school system down.

After a failed presidential bid, the former Republican Florida governor returns to the foundation, which advocates for high-stakes testing and school choice.

Maryland has had four superintendents in the last five years as the department has rolled out a new standardized test, new standards, and an unpopular teacher evaluation system.

A ballot measure that passed last week will let districts tap into a state land trust for an extra $2.1 billion over the next decade.

Richard Crandall, who took over as Colorado's education commissioner in January, said he has realized that the education demands of the job will require more time than he can dedicate.

The state's lawmakers have attempted in the past to require the governor to approve state education policy.

Tennessee officials fired Measurement Inc. after a series of technical glitches and the slow delivery of paper tests.


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