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March 07, 2013

New York's Competitive Education Grants Sputter on Launch Pad

Results from New York state's competitive K-12 grant program show reasons for skepticism, one group says.

March 06, 2013

Performance-Funding Plan from Arizona Gov. Brewer Picks Up Steam

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's proposal to fund schools based on performance is gaining momentum in the state legislature.

January 28, 2013

Massachusetts' Mitch Chester on Common Core, Gov. Patrick's K-12 Plan

Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Mitch Chester praised Gov. Deval Patrick's 2013 budget proposals for K-12, and defended the Common Core State Standards in an interview.

January 17, 2013

Indiana Governor's K-12 Budget Includes Performance Funding

New Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has proposed that a 1 percent K-12 funding increase in fiscal 2015 be awarded based on student performance.

December 31, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Watch: State Education Cuts Loom as Midnight Oil Runs Low

Key federal K-12 programs are likely to be cut by 8.2 percent at the beginning of the new year, although most school districts won't feel the pain until next September.

December 07, 2012

Education Funding Blame Game in Texas: Districts Decry Lawmakers

Texas school districts suing the state over $5.4 billion in K-12 cuts in 2011 wrapped up their testimony Dec. 5.

December 06, 2012

Would New Emergency Manager Bill Circumvent Michigan Voters?

Michigan lawmakers are considering a new version of the emergency manager law that opponents say would resurrect Public Act 4, which was voted down on Nov. 6.

October 15, 2012

Next Up for Washington State Chief Randy Dorn: Another Lawsuit?

Washington schools chief Randy Dorn said would consider a lawsuit to bring a charter school commission under his control if voters approve charters in the state Nov. 6.

September 20, 2012

CAP Study Cites Hurdles to Funding Equity

Property tax and aid formulas stymie states ability to help poorer districts, a Center for American Progress report concludes.

September 17, 2012

Ed. Spending Bloated, Needs More Local Control, Says New Report

A report from State Budget Solutions says education spending in the U.S. is inefficient and that more local control will lead to smarter allocation of resources.

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