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Tennessee, school districts seek delay in funding lawsuit

Dec. 01, 2021 13:14 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 6-year-old lawsuit challenging how Tennessee funds public schools might be paused until after the upcoming legislative session. Memphis and Nashville’s school districts and the state agreed to put the proceedings on hold in a joint motion...

Whitmer seeks $300 million for COVID-19 testing at schools

Nov. 30, 2021 21:08 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration said Tuesday it wants lawmakers to quickly allocate $300 million in federal pandemic rescue funding to support COVID-19 testing at schools amid a fourth surge of infections in Michigan. The money was included...

Leading Nebraska senator unveils new school funding proposal

Nov. 18, 2021 18:15 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who leads the Legislature's Education Committee unveiled a new proposal Thursday intended to provide more sustainable and predictable funding for K-12 public schools while lowering property taxes. Sen. Lynne Walz, of Fremont, said...

New Mexico education official seeks $6M budget increase

Nov. 16, 2021 18:42 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Public Education Department is asking state lawmakers for a $6.7 million budget increase, citing the need to address an ongoing lawsuit that centers on accusations that the state is failing to meet constitutional obligations to provide essential...

Arizona legislators taking stock of challenging court ruling

Nov. 13, 2021 11:04 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona legislators are taking stock of the potential impact of the state Supreme Court’s decision that lawmakers violated the Arizona Constitution’s requirements that subjects included in each piece of legislation be related and also be expressed in bill titles. ...

Lawsuit over school funding disparities opens

Nov. 12, 2021 14:53 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge heard conflicting descriptions of the state's education funding as a trial began Friday in a lawsuit designed to compel lawmakers to funnel more money to schools in lower income areas. A lawyer for the districts, parents and...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Nov. 03, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 1, 2021. Editorial: School-related vitriol is getting worse Debate is expected, but harassment over policies has to stop. At a September Eastern Carver County school board meeting, a fight...

Arizona high court upholds ruling blocking school mask bans

Nov. 02, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously upheld a lower court judgment that found the Republican-controlled Legislature violated the state constitution by including new laws banning school mask mandates and a series of other measures in unrelated budget bills. ...

Arizona Supreme Court upholds ruling that finds Legislature unconstitutionally put ban on school mask mandates in budget

Nov. 02, 2021 15:56 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Supreme Court upholds ruling that finds Legislature unconstitutionally put ban on school mask mandates in budget.

Retirement debt eating up state funding to Louisiana schools

Oct. 23, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly $1 of every $4 in state aid sent annually to Louisiana's public schools disappears before it reaches classrooms, siphoned away to pay retirement obligations that cost $853 million a year, according to a new report from the legislative auditor. ...