Top Texas lawmakers this year are proposing allocating billions of more dollars for public schools, but a portion of those dollars will likely have strings attached. And some education advocates worry the strings will lead to an even greater emphasis being placed on standardized tests in the state.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine cut $300 million from local public, charter and private schools to help balance the state's budget – a requirement under the Ohio Constitution. Schools could face even more cuts next fiscal year, which begins July 1. One Southwest Ohio lawmaker has an idea on how to help plug that hole: the Ohio Lottery.