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June 30, 2014

School-Funding Lawsuit Rekindles Longstanding Fight in Colorado

A group of Colorado districts and the state PTA have started a new fight over K-12 finance, saying the state is failing to adhere to its constitutional funding mandate.

June 19, 2014

Doomsday Scenario: A Court Order to Increase Taxes for K-12

In its showdown with lawmakers, what would happen if the Washington state Supreme Court ordered an increase in taxes to pay for a larger K-12 budget?

June 17, 2014

Approved Calif. Budget Includes More Common-Core Funding, Pre-K Expansion

There's significantly higher funding for career education, early learning, and the common-core transition in the budget Golden State lawmakers passed June 15.

June 13, 2014

Washington State's High Court Threatens Sanctions Over K-12 Finance Overhaul

Washington state's Supreme Court court has warned lawmakers that they could be held in contempt over K-12 funding, with a variety of possible sanctions.

June 12, 2014

Judges Say Kan. Legislators Met K-12 Equity Order; Adequacy Question Open

A panel of judges in Kansas has ruled that state lawmakers satisfied an order from the state Supreme Court to make its K-12 finance system more equitable

June 09, 2014

California and Florida K-12 Lawsuits Treat Resources Differently

Two of the five biggest states by K-12 enrollment, California and Florida, are battlegrounds for new or evolving lawsuits that focus on the adequacy and use of educational resources.

May 15, 2014

Another State Facing Major Uncertainty Over Common-Core Tests

Michigan has become the most recent state to face big questions about its assessment plans under the Common Core State Standards.

May 02, 2014

Common-Core Assessment From PARCC Gets About 20 Percent Cheaper for States

The testing consortium announced that it's lowering the cost of it's assessment to, at most, about $24 per student.

April 30, 2014

Washington State Lawmakers Admit Pain in Meeting Mandated Spending Hikes

Evergreen State lawmakers say they've made some progress in meeting court-mandated spending increases by 2018, but concede in a new report there's a long way to go.

April 07, 2014

Uncle Sam Out: Senators Demand Feds Keep Dollars Away from Standards

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R) and other federal lawmakers want to "prohibit federal interference in determining state education standards and curriculum."

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