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The National Center for Education Statistics found that school district spending increased by more than 2 percent between 2015 and 2016, the result of a surging economy, and overall K-12 spending increased by 3.2 percent.
Researchers from the California Policy Lab tracked data from millions of Los Angeles students over the period of a more-than $10 billion, multiyear school construction push.
The Albert Shanker Institute says most states spend far less than needed for high-poverty school districts to achieve even average national test scores.
The Council of Chief State School Officers reports many states working more with districts to craft their approaches to helping improve the nation's worst schools.
School funding fights in Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts and Texas have reached fever pitch as legislative sessions enter their final weeks.
District superintendents called the proposal a violation of local control, while teachers said it would create incentives to teach to the test. The state is attempting to rewrite its school funding formula.
Angélica Infante-Green will take over as lawmakers debate how to improve schools after test scores show Rhode Island students doing significantly worse than students in neighboring Massachusetts.
A law passed in 2017 is now in effect,letting some state-selected districts come up with their own ratings, which the state will then use to measure districts against each other.
A new requirement under the Every Student Succeeds Act could reveal disparities in how districts divvy up their money between schools.
Widespread anti-tax sentiment has resulted in local and state lawmakers making a series of tax cuts that have resulted in K-12 budget cuts.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy, who spent his career as a teacher, principal and superintendent of a rural Alaska district wants to now cut more than a third of the state's K-12 spending.
EdBuild, an advocacy group that pushes for equitable spending, says the gap amounts to $23 billion in state and local spending between predominantly white and predominantly nonwhite districts. Some state officials critique its methodology.
Marguerite Roza, a Georgetown school finance professor, provides five tips on how districts could prepare for the next recession, which many economists predict is right around the corner.
Kathy Hoffman, a former special education teacher, was voted in last year on a wave of teacher activism. She's working to mend a hostile relationship between the state's education department and its legislature.
The state's board will have to tackle a teacher shortage, uproar over the state's growing charter sector and frustration among many advocates over the way the state assesses its schools.
A $12.2 million dollar grant from the state Department of Public Instruction will go to a program based at North Carolina State University to provide additional training literacy training to teachers in 16 high-needs districts across the state.
Teachers in North Carolina and Oregon plan to walk out of their classrooms in protest in May.
A sea of red swept the capitals of North and South Carolina on Wednesday, as thousands of teachers turned out to demand higher pay and more school funding.
North Carolina teachers had press conferences in seven locations across the state to criticize education spending levels.
Watch a discussion between three educators who ran for their state legislatures about their experiences on the campaign trail.
Thousands of teachers will head to the state capital on Wednesday to call for a nearly $10,000 raise over four years and an increase to per-pupil spending.
Thousands of North Carolina teachers will take leave on May 16 to protest at the state capitol, forcing some school districts to close.
The state's elected superintendent and the governor-appointed state board have been in a legal dispute since 2016 over who should oversee the many tasks of the education department.
U.S. Ed Secretary DeVos has approved plans for 46 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Still waiting: California, Florida, Oklahoma, and Utah.
Cursive writing is experiencing a resurgence of sorts in North Carolina elementary schools thanks to a state law that was passed in 2013.
In Florida, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Utah, Republicans are arguing that candidates for local and state school boards should run on party tickets.
The state's two virtual charter schools have earned poor marks from the state's accountability system in the few years they've been operating.
Governors have 30 days to review state accountability plans under the federal K-12 law and some governors have already taken issue with portions of their states' plans.
Arguments before North Carolina's supreme court centered on whether lawmakers overstepped by giving more authority to the state's elected superintendent and taking it away from the state school board.
A sea of red-clad teachers took to the streets around North Carolina's legislative building in Raleigh to fight for higher pay and more school funding. See photos from the event.
With schools shut down, social distancing in place, and parents at home, after-school programs are laying off staff and switching gears to meet families' needs.
A new study published in the Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis journal found that there is potential for 1-to-1 technology programs to increase achievement in the short term, but more so in the medium term.
A new program at North Carolina State University continues the school's ongoing focus on its rural stakeholders and aims to expand students' access to the university.
Community volunteers can provide fresh perspectives on academic content, open students' eyes to new career opportunities, and speak to underserved populations of students.