Education Funding N.H. Judge Rules Method of Funding School Aid Is Unconstitutional
A judge has ruled that New Hampshire's current method of funding public schools is unconstitutional, two decades after a series of court decisions that said the state has a duty to provide and pay for an adequate education.
Education Funding Which States Are Poised to Tackle Outdated K-12 Funding Formulas?
Buoyed by budget surpluses and prodded by teacher activism and legal challenges, legislators and governors are gearing up to tackle long-outdated K-12 funding formulas.
Equity & Diversity Opinion Should an Adequate Education Be a Fundamental Right?
Literacy is not a right guaranteed by the Constitution, a court recently ruled. Maybe it takes an amendment to change that.
Education With $80 Million Fix, Kansas School Funding Heads Back to Court
Kansas will offer up $534 million more this fall to its public schools, an amount it will tell the state's supreme court in the coming weeks is enough to provide students with an "adequate" education.
Education Lawsuits Seek to Broaden Meaning of 'Adequate,' 'Equitable' Education
Some lawyers are arguing that "adequate" and "equitable" education means more than just money, creating a challenge for state legislatures and state courts.
Education Opinion Will ESSA Energize "Adequate Education" in State Courts?
ESSA was meant to move beyond NCLB's widely-panned proficiency obsession, but governors and legislators aren't likely to stray too far from simplistic NCLB-era accountability.
Education Opinion Why Mississippi Must Fully Fund the Adequate Education Program
It's no secret that education and its funding has never been a top priority in Mississippi. Even last week's news that the state ranks dead last in the nation when it comes to educational opportunities and success for its students is not enough to cause a legitimate uproar.
Education Funding Petitioners Get Signatures to Put Funding on Ballot
Supporters of a state constitutional amendment guaranteeing "an adequate and efficient system of free public schools" in Mississippi say they've collected enough signatures to put a referendum on the 2015 general-election ballot.
States Texas Oil and Gas Growth Yields $1.26 Billion for State Education Fund
The fund now stands at more than $34 billion, but only the interest income can be spent. In August, a state district judge ruled that Texas was not distributing school funds adequately or fairly among its richer and poorer districts.