Capitol Recap

Gov. Sarah Palin and state lawmakers have gone ahead with an overhaul of Alaska’s school funding system that supporters predict will provide much-needed financial help to rural schools.
April 30, 2008 – Education Week

Measures approved by Colorado lawmakers with strong backing from Gov. Bill Ritter hold potentially big implications for the state’s K-12 education system.
May 21, 2008 – Education Week

Reeling from unprecedented cuts to the state’s K-12 system, local school leaders eliminate teacher aides, consolidate bus routes, and cancel before- and after-school programs.
May 14, 2008 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

The budget, signed by the governor Jan. 11, will increase K-12 spending by $554 million, or nearly 9 percent, to a little over $7 billion, for a fiscal year that is already halfway complete.
February 13, 2008 – Education Week

The Indiana legislature in its recently completed session shifted the costs of running schools entirely to the state.
March 26, 2008 – Education Week

Newly approved $75 million will help move the state closer to its goal of reaching the median national salary.
May 21, 2008 – Education Week

Highlights of a recent state-legislative session.
April 23, 2008 – Education Week

The governor and lawmakers agreed to a 1 percent hike in education spending as they sought to keep the state from veering into a second government shutdown this fall.
November 28, 2007 – Education Week

Just before their 2007-08 legislative session ended in January 2008, New Jersey lawmakers approved a new school funding formula advocated by Gov. Jon Corzine.
February 6, 2008 – Education Week

A study requested by the legislature said the state would need to spend $2,500 more per child than it now spends to deliver a quality education.
January 16, 2008 – Education Week

Education funding got a 3 percent boost in South Dakota last week, with Gov. Michael Rounds’ March 17 signing of a $337 million school spending package—part of a state budget totaling $3.6 billion.
March 26, 2008 – Education Week

The Virginia legislature has approved a bill that would direct the state board of education to decide whether to withdraw from participation in the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
March 19, 2008 – Education Week

The latest pension proposal offers teachers a chance to move to a defined-benefit program that would give teachers a guaranteed pension upon retirement.
March 26, 2008 – Education Week

State of the States 2008

Education Week provides summaries of the governors' 2008 state-of-the-state speeches.

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