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July 07, 2017

What Kansas' New School Funding Formula Means for School Accountability

If the new funding formula passes muster with the state's supreme court, Kansas schools will soon get $285 million more in state aid, but with new strings attached.

June 26, 2017

Kansans Brace for Judges' July 18 Hearing on New School Funding Formula

The new formula hammered out by the legislature in its recently concluded session increases school spending by $285 million in the next two years in order to assure all students to meet basic state standards.

March 02, 2017

Kansas Supreme Court: State Level of School Funding is Inadequate

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.

September 29, 2016

Nevada Supreme Court Rules on School Choice Program

The court ruled unconstitutional the way the state funds the program, which gives students tax money to spend on private school tuition.

September 07, 2016

Connecticut Superior Court Orders Reboot on Education Policy

A judge said the state's funding formula, teacher evaluation system, standards and special education services were all inadequate and gave the legislature six months to come up with reforms.

June 25, 2016

Kansas Legislature Adjusts Funding Formula to Keep Schools Open

The plaintiffs' lawyers in an ongoing lawsuit are satisfied with a bill passed by legislators late Friday that would add $38 million to the K-12 funding formula.

June 09, 2016

Washington State Chief Backs School Shutdown as Funding-Fight Option

In an amicus brief filed with the state's supreme court, Randy Dorn, Washington's superintendent of public instruction, said the court should consider witholding money from the state's school system to force the legislature to fix its funding formula.

May 23, 2016

Arizona Districts Eye Ways to Use New Aid Approved by Voters

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.

May 13, 2016

Texas Supreme Court Upholds State School-Funding Formula

The state's highest court rejected arguments by more than half of the state's school districts that the Texas school funding formula fails to meet constitutional standards.

March 29, 2016

Dozens of Oklahoma Districts Allege Funding Glitch in Lawsuit

The districts allege the state department miscalculated the state's funding formula for 22 years, and now owes them millions of dollars.

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