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Opinion: Pause HISD’s plan to centralize school funding
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Mar 31, 8:02 AM: Houston’s school board needs to take the time the city deserves to see if consolidating budget power back to the top is the right way to go. As such, we respectfully call for the board to stand up for the community and ensure a >
Texas schools won’t lose funding for attendance drops during the pandemic
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Mar 30, 7:56 AM: In Texas, schools are funded based on the number of students enrolled and the daily attendance on campus.
Arizona Republicans’ school funding rush job is a disaster waiting to happen
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Mar 30, 6:37 AM: Republicans' rush job to overhaul the state's complex school funding formula to benefit charter schools is almost laughable. Or it would be, if it wasn't for the kids it'll hurt.
Last-minute K-12 funding overhaul clears House committee
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Mar 29, 5:51 AM: An eleventh-hour proposal that would make sweeping changes to how Arizona schools are funded won Republican approval on a legislative panel Monday, despite the devastating budget cuts that critics say many schools will face if it >
Washington spends $18,175 per student, according to new budget numbers
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Mar 21, 9:27 AM: Average per-student funding in Washington state is $18,175, according to new 2021-2022 school year budget numbers from fiscal.wa.gov, the state’s revenue and expenditure data website. That compares to the national average of >
In a full day of proceedings, Pa. court hears closing arguments in school funding trial
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Mar 11, 6:53 AM: Pennsylvania’s current school funding model has created a system of ‘haves and have-nots,’ one lawyer argued.
A wealth of cash in L.A. Unified but for how long?
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Mar 9, 9:24 AM: The financial forecast for Los Angeles schools calls for relatively blue skies for three years — including $3 billion left over at the end of the current school year — but warns that there could be serious shortfalls later, >
Opinion: It’s time for student-centered education funding. Pass HB5283
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Mar 4, 7:03 AM: For decades, where a student lives and where they go to school have determined the education funding they receive, and limited the opportunities they have for success in and out of the classroom.
Testimony in Pennsylvania’s school funding trial is over. What happens now?
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Feb 28, 6:59 AM: After 40 witnesses took the stand over the course of more than three months, testimony in the landmark trial over how Pennsylvania funds public education ended this week.
With School Choice Spreading, It’s Time to Fix School Funding, Too
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Feb 24, 9:41 AM: As school choice becomes mainstream, states need to update school-finance formulas that fail to fund all kids fairly.
Maryland’s $3.8 billion ‘Blueprint’ plan for educational reform hits early funding
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Feb 18, 7:10 AM: The sweeping 10-year plan to overhaul the state’s educational system known as the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future is hitting delays and experiencing funding disputes as state leaders begin to roll it out.
From pupil counting to plagiarism, Pa.’s school funding trial takes twists during defense phas
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Feb 18, 6:40 AM: Republican legislative leaders have wrapped up their defense in a landmark trial over how Pennsylvania funds public education.
Final GOP witness in Pa. school funding trial disputes $4.6 billion spending gap
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Feb 17, 9:31 AM: In arguing that Pennsylvania’s method of funding public education is so inadequate and inequitable as to be unconstitutional, the school districts, statewide groups, and parents suing the state have cited an expert’s calculations >
Senate approves bill to revisit how NJ’s K-12 schools are funded
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Feb 15, 9:53 AM: A bill that aims to reexamine how the state’s K-12 schools are funded was approved by the Senate on Monday and is en route to the Assembly for a vote.
What’s causing canceled classes and risking aid for Michigan’s K-12 schools?
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Feb 14, 10:03 AM: Yet more than a quarter of his 2,500 Eastpointe Community Schools students have missed 20 days of school already this school year. Each of those days counts as student attendance falling below 75%, the daily legal threshold to >
Budget report on Pa. education agency provokes spat between lawmakers, watchdogs
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Feb 14, 9:47 AM: In a section of the report analyzing the relationship between Pennsylvania’s spending on public schools and students’ standardized test performances over the course of a single year, the state’s Independent Fiscal Office concluded: >
School Districts Battle in Court for Changes in Education Funding
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Feb 9, 9:48 AM: The lawsuit, which has been grinding through the courts for more than seven years, is one of several legal actions across the country asking courts to step in and force state legislatures to improve funding for public education. >
D.C. announces massive public education budget with more mental health funding
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Feb 8, 9:14 AM: The huge spending proposal could be challenged by inflation, enrollment declines and staffing shortages.
GOP makes case for school choice, not money in Pa. funding trial
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Feb 4, 10:30 AM: David Donley, the executive director of the House Republican Appropriations Committee since 2012, said nearly 40% of the state’s general fund budget goes toward education, the second-largest expenditure after human >
Citing school district in ‘freefall,’ Florida lawmakers pitch $5 million parachute
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Feb 3, 10:12 AM: A Senate education committee on Wednesday delivered a message of solidarity to the struggling Jefferson County school system as it comes off of five years of charter school control.

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