The contest had been close from the start, with Evers campaigning on a promise to restore respect for the state's teachers and financially bail out its school system.
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November 07, 2018
January 16, 2018
In his last term in office, Gov. Jerry Brown wants to boost local officials' ability to improve schools and fully fund the state's funding formula two years ahead of schedule.
April 25, 2017
Eight years out of the recession, more than 29 states missed last fiscal year's revenue forecast, resulting in flat K-12 spending proposals and some revenue soul-searching.
March 02, 2017
The decision in a long-running K-12 finance case, could create serious difficulties for Kansas lawmakers already pondering how to dig out from a $900 million budget hole.
January 12, 2017
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.
April 15, 2016
Sooner State voters will decide in November whether to raise sales taxes by 1 percent in order to give teachers a $5,000 pay raise.
January 22, 2016
The state's Supreme Court says its legislature needs to come up with a new funding formula by the end of 2018.
December 07, 2015
To make up for the loss in revenue, the state's school districts have been taking out hundreds of millions of dollars in loans. A setback could result in even more drastic measures, education leaders say.
November 02, 2015
The funding increase was approved in a special session of the state legislature. Ducey signed the legislation into law on Friday. Voters will have the final say-so on the measure in a May 17 election.
October 22, 2015
A former school teacher and state lawmaker, Dorn has been at the center of several interesting K-12 policy and political events in the Evergreen State.