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January 3, 2019
Haslam’s last-ditch effort to kill school funding lawsuit falls short in Tennessee
A state appellate court declines to consider an appeal in 3-year-old case scheduled to go to trial this spring.
October 2, 2018
Here’s what school and district leaders have to say about Tennessee education
Of the 575 leaders who responded, none said that they thought Tennessee’s school funding formula should stay as it is.
September 25, 2018
After three years, the fight to spend more money on Tennessee schools inches toward trial
A Nashville judge turns back the state’s second attempt in three months to derail the lawsuit filed by districts in Memphis and Nashville.
October 18, 2017
Memphis just gained an important ally in its legal battle with Tennessee over school funding
The Nashville school board's decision to join litigation is good news for Shelby County Schools.
November 8, 2016
Haslam plans to seek teacher pay boost for third straight year
Tennessee's governor says he'll seek a substantial increase for teacher pay, although not as much as the state could afford with its considerable surplus.
September 8, 2016
States often get sued over school funding. Here’s what makes Tennessee stand out.
When it comes to providing adequate funding to educate students based on today’s standards, Tennessee isn’t coming close, say national experts.
July 11, 2016
Tennessee affirms its school funding formula in response to lawsuit over Memphis schools
In its first response to a funding lawsuit filed last year by Shelby County Schools, the state denies that its funding model is to blame.
June 22, 2016
Shelby County Schools taps large Memphis firm to take over state funding lawsuit
Moore said Baker Donelson’s Tennessee expertise will make for a more effective case against how the state funds its schools.
Leadership & Management
March 15, 2016
Lawmakers: Increase education spending, but keep courts out of school funding debate
State legislators pass a bill to increase funding for public education next year, while also voting for a constitutional amendment to give judges control over schools.
February 10, 2016
With its new lawyer, Shelby County Schools forges ahead with state funding lawsuit
An attorney with the law firm handling Shelby County Schools' funding lawsuit against the state is joining the district as its general counsel and chief legal officer.
September 21, 2015
Haslam says state is fulfilling legal funding obligation to Shelby County Schools
In his first public comments on the latest school funding lawsuit against the state, Gov. Bill Haslam says he believes the state its fulfilling its legal obligation.
September 2, 2015
School operations, enrichment cut ‘to the bone,’ says Shelby County’s state funding lawsuit
A deeper look at Shelby County Schools' case against the state over education funding in Memphis, where most students are low income and minorities
Heading to court
August 31, 2015
Shelby County Board of Education files funding lawsuit against state
The Shelby County Board of Education sues the state and claims that Tennessee isn't adequately funding its schools, especially for its most vulnerable children.
July 15, 2015
Is Tennessee’s school funding system broken? Local officials increasingly say ‘yes’
Local government leaders say they're picking up too much slack for the state when it comes to funding the true cost of education in Tennessee.
March 25, 2015
Chronic state underfunding of education spurs lawsuit by seven school districts
Charging that the state has breached its constitutional duty to provide “a system of free public education” for children in Tennessee, seven school districts sue the state over inadequate funding.
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