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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

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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Fayetteville High School was designed to feel more like a flexible workplace than a massive institution.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
The 5-year-old document is a public recognition of how race and ethnicity play out in students' educational outcomes, and a call to narrow achievement gaps.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
A new study done by the Government Accountability Office lands amid fresh calls to address the share of schools that are both economically and racially segregated.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
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.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
The new nonprofit, known as UnboundEd, is offering teachers free common-core-aligned curricular materials and paid professional development.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
Having begged for state aid and borrowed millions at untenable rates, the district is rapidly approaching fiscal insolvency.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
With district leaders at odds with the teachers' union and state officials over the city's K-12 finances, educators, parents, and students worry about the future.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
The state's governor and legislature are struggling to agree on a spending plan, amid competing proposals on how to distribute K-12 education dollars.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
In this graphic, each dot represents a school district in a given state. Greater distance between dots indicates greater disparities in funding.
May 2, 2016 – Education Week
This state-by-state graphic shows the percentage of students that attend school districts that spend at or above the national average ($11,841 per pupil).
May 2, 2016 – Education Week

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