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Richard Gray, representing the Texas Taxpayer & Student Fairness Coalition, argues before the Texas Supreme Court in a lawsuit by more than 600 school districts challenging the state’s school finance formula. The court in May upheld the state’s funding, finding that it met “minimal” constitutional standards.
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Cutting funding for out-of-school STEM enrichment programs will put some students further behind, writes funding expert Ron Ottinger of STEM Next.
July 25, 2017 – Education Week
Gov. Bruce Rauner issued the summons for lawmakers to return to the Capitol beginning Wednesday after he held a news conference in Chicago to accuse Democrats who control the General Assembly of holding school children "hostage" to their political agenda
July 24, 2017 – AP
The fiscal standoffs that led to brief government shutdowns in a handful of states aren't the last act for policymakers still wrestling with funding issues, including over K-12 aid.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
Republican and Democratic members differed sharply over the impact of the GOP-sponsored bill, which would provide $66 billion to the department, a $2.4 billion cut for fiscal 2018.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
The federal financial-aid process is too complicated for students. Here’s how to simplify it, writes a policy expert.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
School districts suing for more funding say the state needs to add nearly $900 million over two years for funding to be adequate.
July 18, 2017 – Education Week
Legal challenges and shifting politics have halted Nevada's groundbreaking education savings accounts program. Will pushback there spill over to other states?
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
The president signed an executive order aimed at expanding federal apprenticeship programs and allowing the use of federal aid to finance them.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
Two of the biggest names in technology and education philanthropy are jointly funding a $12 million initiative to support customized instruction.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
It looks like the long-running and contentious legal fights over school financing in Kansas and in Washington state are coming to a head.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week

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