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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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The confirmation process for education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos drilled deep into what a letter from some senators called her "complicated network of investment entities, assets, and trusts."
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, a Denver federal appeals court judge, has written or joined in opinions involving school discipline, special education, school employee speech, and more.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
As Congress and President Donald Trump seek to break years of fiscal gridlock, there are conflicting signals on the education impact of any big domestic spending cuts that may result.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
Although President Trump has made no official statements, some reports suggest the agencies could be scrapped.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
Louisiana's longtime low rate of public high school seniors applying for federal college aid has suddenly shot up, the state Department of Education announced.
January 27, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune
President Donald Trump's ascendance could upend K-12 education in ways that are felt from the Education Department in Washington to urban schools that serve big numbers of immigrant students.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
As the economy improves, administrators are turning to billboards, Twitter, and college job fairs to keep classrooms staffed.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
Thanks to a little-noticed ESSA provision, many schools are losing subsidies that once defrayed the testing costs for needy students.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
Gov. Dannel Malloy will seek to dramatically adjust the way Connecticut distributes more than $4 billion of state aid, he told legislators in his annual address, as the legislature gets back to business for the 2017 session.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
School finance formulas and implementation of the new federal education law are among the issues on the agenda as 50 state legislatures get to work for their 2017 sessions.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week

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