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Column: Basing school funding on child needs, not numbers
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Sep 14, 5:26 AM: For all students in Shelby County to have access to the high-quality public education they deserve, our school district must seek creative ways to address the complex issues that affect our diverse community and its students.
Duval County Schools again outspend revenue
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Sep 11, 5:38 AM: Duval County Schools last year spent more than they took in in general revenues, a continuing sign of financial struggles for the 130,000-student district, an annual report shows.
Commentary: More money won’t fix America’s schools
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Sep 7, 7:30 AM: What our nation needs to understand is that the government cannot magically fix our problems through funding. If we want stronger schools, the first step comes from us, the citizenry, creating stronger communities that emphasize >
Arizona Lawmakers Cut Education Budgets. Then Teachers Got Angry.
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Sep 5, 6:51 AM: How a grassroots movement was born from educators working to find out why their schools are so poorly funded.
Column: Movement Builds to Reform School Funding in New Hampshire
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Aug 31, 5:12 AM: In Newport recently, about 150 people from around New Hampshire attended an informational session on school funding presented by Andru Volinksy and John Tobin — two of the attorneys who helped litigate a series of state Supreme >
What Public School Finance Officers Want You To Know About School Funding
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Aug 30, 6:10 AM: Educators across the state often complain of tight public school budgets that leave something to be desired. Two school finance officers explain what they want most: more flexibility and more funding.
Landmark Pa. school-funding lawsuit appears headed to trial
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Aug 22, 7:12 AM: A landmark lawsuit challenging how Pennsylvania pays for public education is moving closer to trial after Commonwealth Court dismissed state lawmakers’ last remaining objection to the case.
Commentary: Unions, Democrats paving the way for massive tax hikes for schools
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Aug 21, 5:50 AM: But validating the suspicion that no amount of money will sate the entrenched status quo, teacher unions and their Democratic foot soldiers in the Legislature are now laying the groundwork for another round of massive tax >
State refunding $12 million to 687 short-changed school districts
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Aug 8, 6:44 AM: In calculating the implementation of the federal funding formula for the 2017-18 school year, SED over-allocated $12 million to 275 charter schools and three Special Act schools. The miscalculation resulted in underpayments of the >
Column: Funding for public schools raises question
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Aug 3, 7:12 AM: One question some folks have is: Why doesn’t state funding follow students back to their public school districts if they first choose to attend charter schools, then later return to the public schools in their >
Education advocates blast Legislature for inactivity on funding formula
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Aug 2, 4:52 AM: State education leaders and advocates are slamming the Legislature for failing to take up the long-anticipated education foundation budget recommendations before this year’s session ended — an omission that may be ammunition for >
Negotiations Collapse On Education Funding Bill As Legislative Session Ends
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Aug 1, 4:47 AM: For the past week, Chang-Diaz, her education-committee co-chair Rep. Alice Peisch of Wellesley, and four other members of a conference committee worked behind closed doors to reconcile the two chambers' different approaches to a >
Property tax break? Sweeping change in how NJ pays for schools is now law
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Jul 25, 4:56 AM: The decades-old debate in New Jersey over how to fairly fund public education took another turn Tuesday when Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law the first major revamp of the state’s modern school funding formula since it was enacted >
Questions surround ruling on NM education funding
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Jul 24, 6:35 AM: A judge’s ruling that New Mexico has not been meeting its constitutional obligation to provide a sufficient education for all students — especially those characterized as at-risk — continued to reverberate Monday, with plaintiffs >
Editorial: School funding decision a win for kids
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Jul 24, 6:12 AM: The children of New Mexico won an important victory last week when District Court Judge Sarah Singleton ruled that the state does not fund education sufficiently, especially for at-risk children.
Indianapolis Public Schools plan to save teachers, raise pay could be in trouble
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Jul 23, 6:13 AM: A rift with the Broad Ripple community over the fate of the recently-closed Broad Ripple High School also has some residents in that neighborhood questioning if the district deserves more tax dollars. Colleen Fanning, a City-County >
New Mexico loses education lawsuit
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Jul 23, 5:49 AM: New Mexico is violating the constitutional rights of at-risk students by failing to provide them with a sufficient education, a state judge ruled Friday in a blistering, landmark decision.
Editorial: Equity in school improvement spending is a must for CPS
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Jul 23, 5:00 AM: Rose and other parents who criticized the spending plan are rightly suspicious. Schools on the South and West sides were slated to get fewer capital dollars in 2019 than North Side schools, according to a WBEZ report. The district >
Colin McNickle: Funding not solution for underperforming schools
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Jul 19, 7:22 AM: The long proffered claim that Allegheny County’s poorer performing public school districts would deliver better academic results if only they had more funding is laid bare in a new analysis by the Allegheny Institute for Public >
School funding formula revisions could streamline school budget, tie $$ to enrollment
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Jul 19, 6:13 AM: A panel of Idaho lawmakers and education officials is looking into streamlining the the state’s public school budget, getting rid of line items such as the teacher career ladder, and giving school districts and charter schools >

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