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Editorial: Better schools require funding
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Jan 15, 7:13 AM: During the campaign, Gov. Ron DeSantis took positions on education that were pure Republican red meat, mixed with a little wishful thinking. He vowed to expand school choice while slashing administrative costs, pay teachers more >
Column: More wasteful debate on school funding while state ignores the obvious
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Jan 15, 6:35 AM: High on the agenda for the new session of the General Assembly is rewriting the formula for state financial aid to municipal school systems. It will be a big waste of time. Connecticut has been rewriting its school aid formula >
State lawmakers tackle education funding reform
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Jan 10, 6:07 AM: Two pieces of legislation, one from the state House and Senate and another from the corner office, seem to address the same problem — the state’s outdated education funding formula.
Mayors backing education funding reform
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Jan 8, 6:15 AM: The latest push in the years-long effort to reform the school funding formula will take on more shape this week, with advocates, educators and lawmakers gathering for a press conference in support of a bill that will likely be >
Editorial: Elected officials must show leadership on education reform
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Jan 7, 8:11 AM: This week, the Massachusetts school superintendents association will hold in New Bedford one of three forums across the state. The topic will be reforming the state’s funding formula for public education.
Education funding shaping up to be a top Massachusetts legislative issue in 2019
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Jan 4, 6:48 AM: Education funding is shaping up to be a top priority for the Massachusetts Legislature as lawmakers return to Beacon Hill this month.
Letter: School inequities are due to inadequate funding
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Jan 3, 6:19 AM: The number of charter schools that have failed and closed ought to temper enthusiasm for opening more of them. Children need stable, well-resourced schools. Private initiatives never benefit all students. Recommitting to adequately >
Path to school reform is lit, will Texas lawmakers walk it?
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Dec 21, 6:58 AM: The blue-ribbon group of Texans charged with recommending solutions to a woefully outdated school finance system released their report. Part of the advice delivered by the Texas Commission on Public School Finance recommended more >
Ambitious Md. effort to boost, change education funding delayed another year
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Dec 20, 6:30 AM: The recommendations, designed to ensure that all students, regardless of race and ethnicity, are “college- and career-ready” by grade 10, include broadly expanding early-childhood education, sharply increasing teacher pay and >
New coalition will push for more education funding in Massachusetts
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Dec 18, 6:49 AM: The coalition, which is planning a Tuesday event at the Statehouse, will be asking for more funding of both the K-12 system and public colleges and universities this year. This campaign will be called Fund our Future.
COLEMAN: Dollar for dollar tax credit directly supports public schools
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Dec 17, 8:26 AM: As a former teacher, 40-year veteran of Gwinnett County Public Schools and the father of a public school teacher, I know how important a quality education is for every child. Unfortunately, many of Georgia’s children attend schools >
Editorial: Hogan sets up a schools showdown
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Dec 13, 6:40 AM: In campaigning for re-election, Gov. Larry Hogan often said he believed that all children deserved access to an excellent education regardless of where they live, and on Tuesday, he proposed doing something serious about it: a >
Editorial: Kansas is this close to ending school funding battle. Why would GOP leaders start over?
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Dec 13, 6:34 AM: Republican leaders in the Kansas Legislature say they may re-think the state’s school funding formula when lawmakers reconvene in January.
Gov. Northam proposes $269 million in new funding for Virginia schools
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Dec 12, 8:11 AM: Gov. Ralph Northam would boost K-12 spending by nearly $269 million, increasing teachers’ pay raises to 5 percent and plowing more money into school construction, per-pupil spending and programs for at-risk students under a budget >
Education advocates call for Charlie Baker to prioritize ‘fair school funding’
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Dec 11, 7:11 AM: More than 20 parents of schoolchildren delivered nearly 1,700 letters to Governor Charlie Baker’s office on Monday, asking for what the group called a more equitable school funding formula.
Gov. John Kasich says Ohio’s K-12 education system needs ‘fundamental restructuring&#821
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Dec 11, 6:13 AM: Outgoing Gov. John Kasich on Monday mulled openly about the future of Ohio’s economy, saying that the state’s K-12 education system needs a “fundamental restructuring” that involves more direct involvement by the business >
House Speaker Jay Lucas pushes for ‘immediate’ education reforms to give all kids a chan
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Dec 5, 6:52 AM: The leader of the South Carolina House pledged Tuesday to push for legislation next year that overhauls the way the state funds public schools, saying children’s futures demand immediate action.
Texas House Speaker optimistic on education reform
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Nov 21, 6:16 AM: For Speaker Straus, who did not seek re-election, the slight adjustment in power has him thinking that school funding reform, which has been elusive under his watch, may now be possible.
Editorial: No substitute for state support of schools
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Nov 19, 6:33 AM: This fall voters around the state passed 18 local tax referendums for schools, a reaffirmation that Floridians value public education and are willing to pay for it. But the willingness by voters to invest stands in stark contrast >
Voters Widely Support Public Schools. So Why Is It So Hard to Pay for Them?
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Nov 14, 7:32 AM: If it were going to happen any year, it should have been this one. After a wave of teacher walkouts fired up people on both sides of the party line, the time seemed ripe for big investments in public schools.

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