Newly elected Gov. Jerry Brown calls for "vast and historic" reductions in state spending, but he pledges to protect K-12 schools.
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January 10, 2011
December 30, 2010
A federal dash for cash, Race to the Top, dominated much of the education news at the state level in 2010. Eleven states, plus D.C., walked away with federal awards.
December 27, 2010
Several states are facing major shortfalls in their pension and health care systems, and Republican-sponsored proposal in Congress seeks to make their liabilities more transparent, so that the public understands the bill coming due.
November 30, 2010
Thirteen states have made mid-year budget cuts to K-12 education so far this fiscal year, a survey of state financial officers finds.
November 22, 2010
An education finance journal examines an issue of major financial concern to states: teacher pension and retiree health care costs.
November 11, 2010
States are coping with dire budget conditions for schools in a variety of ways, which include forming study commissions to examine potential cuts.
November 10, 2010
California's school-funding system needs to be simpler and devote more resources to districts that have more English-language learners and special needs students, a report argues.
October 26, 2010
The ability of Southern states to get students through the school-to-college pipeline varies from state to state, a report finds.
October 22, 2010
An investigation finds no evidence of wrongdoing on a Texas teacher pension board, despite Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White's concerns about the work of Gov. Rick Perry's appointees.
October 12, 2010
Local school districts in the winning "Race to the Top" states are facing deadlines to show how they'll do their part.