education funding

An Education Department report finds a dramatic increase in prison spending over education funding. The Obama administration is calling for a reprioritization.

Gov. Christie proposes a school funding plan that would equalize how much the state spends per pupil. But state Democrats are blasting his proposal.

The Philadelphia City Council is considering a budget that includes a proposed soda tax. Philadelphia's mayor wants to fund early childhood education with the revenue. But there's serious opposition.

Florida defends itself in court for allegedly failing to provide quality education to poor and minority students. The judge could order the legislature to redesign education funding and take other measures to level the field for all students.

U.S. Education Department proposes new rules to standardize how states identify special education students. The Obama administration suspects there is racial bias in the system.