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November 26, 2012

Budget Pressures Resulted in Increased Resort to Ballot Propositions on Election Day

With school funding initiatives on a number of state ballots, investing in public education became a major political issue in many parts of the country this […]
November 26, 2012

Report Finds Connecticut Underfunds Education by More Than $763 Million

According to a recent report released by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), Connecticut is underfunding the Education Cost-Sharing (ECS) grant, which represents the largest source of […]
November 26, 2012

Kansas Court Revives Lawsuit Challenging Local Education Funding Cap

On October 18, a Kansas Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s dismissal of Petrella v. State, a lawsuit that challenges the state’s cap on the […]
November 26, 2012

Report Indicates That States Largely Ignore Constitutional Mandates to Prepare Students to be Capable Citizens

A new report summarizing the standards for civics education across the country finds that only nine states require students to pass a civics-related exam to graduate. […]