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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.
—Eric Gay/AP-File

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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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Even without the $20 billion voucher program President-elect Donald Trump has championed, the new administration could use a variety of programs to boost school choice.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
The president entered office in 2009 with education a top priority, scoring game-changing policy wins in some areas before hitting stiff headwinds in his second term.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
Though it's not a spending measure, the Every Student Succeeds Act contains important new fiscal elements that could be affected by the federal budget debates in Washington.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts
As state officials set agendas for K-12 under the Every Student Succeeds Act, new resources are being released to help them figure out how to elevate school leadership.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
America's outsize spending on criminal justice comes at the expense of schooling, write Lori Bezahler and Allison R. Brown.
December 7, 2016 – Education Week
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

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