Budget and Finance

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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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Lawmakers have approved a sales-tax increase designed to lift average teacher pay to $48,500.
March 9, 2016 – Education Week
Legislators in Kansas and Washington struggle over how to pump millions of dollars more into K-12 aid to satisfy impatient state supreme courts.
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
A pair of efforts has launched calling for the involvement of multiple local agencies to support the success of poor children in school.
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
Nearly a quarter of newly hired teachers will never vest in the state's troubled Teacher Retirement System, and three quarters won't even make back what they pay into the system, according to a new report.
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
Early education, scaling up promising district work, and socioeconomic integration are among the fiscal 2017 proposal's highlights. But it faces a skeptical, GOP-controlled Congress.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
State lawmakers must scramble to come up with a formula that satisfies that the court finds equitable or risk not having schools open for the 2016-17 school year.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
A state law aimed at encouraging—or prodding—small, rural districts to merge has hit some speed bumps on the road to implementation.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
The agency's chief information officer was on the congressional hot seat over allegations outlined in an Inspector General's report.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week

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