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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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School Finance Suits: More Than Just a Legal Roll of Dice?

The fate of challenges to state K-12 funding formulas is far from random, often hinging on the specifics and ambiguities of each state's constitution. (May 31, 2016)

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New partnerships and investments in young people's creative capital can rejuvenate arts education, writes EdVestors CEO Laura Perille.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
The New Jersey Department of Education is considering loosening the cap on superintendents' salaries by increasing the amount they could be paid annually.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
Even before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, states are forging ahead on agendas they’ve been crafting since the Every Student Succeeds Act passed a year ago.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
Advocates for charters, vouchers, and other forms of school choice express mixed views about what the new administration may mean.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
Making child care more affordable was one of a handful of education policy positions that President-elect Donald Trump tackled on the campaign trail.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education's proposed rules for how states and districts spend federal money for disadvantaged students under the Every Student Succeeds Act is under siege both by members of Congress and by state schools superintendents.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
A 32-page affidavit alleges that Joy Hofmeister conspired for more than a year with several others to finance a negative campaign ad to oust then-Superintendent Janet Barresi.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
An organization led by former U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett signs up four state lawmakers and a state board member in Alabama, Colorado, Nevada, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
Guidance released Friday makes it clear that well-rounded means more than just music and arts, even though those are important. It can include everything from foreign language courses to Advanced Placement to civics education to college and career counseling.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
In a heated election year, education has proven to be a muted issue at the presidential level, but a hot topic in a variety of state showdowns.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week

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