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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, center, holds a signing ceremony in Las Vegas for a bill that allocates millions of dollars for low-performing schools in poor areas of the state.
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Budgets, Testing Commanded State Lawmakers' Attention

With most legislative sessions complete, the scorecard shows that many states are focused on rebuilding K-12 funding and grappling with the thorny issue of student assessments. (July 10, 2015)

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A new analysis shows fashion that the state's school-funding system, now under review by a special legislative commission, has a discriminatory impact based on race.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week
A newly released study probes the frustrations that digital developers and K-12 officials have with various aspects of district procurement.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week
While Apple's iPads remain dominant in the K-12 tablet market, Chromebook laptops have made gains in school districts, research indicates.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
The low-cost, cloud-based laptops from Google accounted for nearly one-third of all mobile digital-device sales to U.S. schools in the first half of 2014.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
The needs of schools in rural communities are often ignored in the national education conversation, writes April Bo Wang.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
School choice programs and efforts to overhaul education funding systems could get a boost from the wave of new and re-elected Republican governors and state lawmakers.
November 7, 2014 - Education Week
More than $60 million in campaign money failed to unseat key Republican governors or secure the Democrats' majority in the U.S. Senate.
November 7, 2014 - Education Week
Though most states are seeking some of the $250 million in federal aid for expanded preschool, there's been partisan tension in a handful that didn't apply.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week
With the achievement of minority boys in the national spotlight, some big-city school districts are forging ahead with new, and not so new, strategies.
November 3, 2014 - Education Week
Democrats and Republicans alike are pitching proposals on issues such as college preparation for disadvantaged students, tuition-assistance grants, and federal student loans.
November 3, 2014 - Education Week

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