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Durham Public Schools’ dilemma: Should a district losing students expect extra money?
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Jun 6, 6:56 AM: Over the past three years, the school system has lost students, while enrollment of area charter schools has grown. In a letter to the county commissioners, Davis said he can't justify recommending that DPS receive the $5 million >
Here’s How Much States Spend On Education And How Their Students Perform (CER in the news)
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Jun 4, 7:49 AM: The amount of money states spend on public education varies widely, and spending more often produces better learning outcomes, according to education reports.
Editorial: If not higher taxes, find another way to help cash poor Philly schools
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May 25, 7:30 AM: Philadelphia’s parking ticket amnesty program was more about forgiveness than recovering $76.8 million in unpaid fines, but if city officials are in such a magnanimous mood why don’t they dig deeper to help the cash poor School >
Lawsuit: Delaware schools are leaving children in poverty behind
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May 25, 5:16 AM: Giving students and teachers in so-called high-needs schools the support they need takes money, and a lawsuit filed by two civil rights groups —  Delawareans for Educational Opportunity and the Delaware NAACP — demands the state >
Column: Desegregation lawsuit: Let all the school funding really follow the child
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May 24, 7:19 AM: We conservatives have always believed that the focus of education should be on the children, not the adults who make their livelihood off them.
Editorial: Seize the moment on new education bill
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May 14, 7:08 AM: Fully implemented, the measure would pour more than $1 billion in new money into the public schools on an annual basis — providing a critical update to a funding formula that has failed to keep up with the ballooning costs of >
Florida Supreme Court to hear 2009 education ‘adequacy’ case
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May 2, 5:08 AM: The Florida Supreme Court said Monday it will take up a nine-year-old case that challenged the adequacy of public school funding and the quality of education delivered under the state’s education mandates.
Commentary: Why money matters in public education
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Apr 27, 6:19 AM: The problem with that is studies from across the ideological spectrum have shown that the quality of education delivered is, in fact, directly related to the quantity of resources a district has. That news grabbed headlines most >
Kansas Supreme Court alters deadline for school finance filing so Kansas Legislature can fix $80M fl
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Apr 26, 5:25 AM: The Kansas Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday altering deadlines for submitting legal briefs in an education finance case due to an error in the five-year, $525 million funding bill narrowly passed by the Legislature and >
Editorial: Crowding Out K-12 Education
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Apr 17, 7:29 AM: In March Oklahoma raised taxes on oil and gas, cigarettes and fuel. The new taxes pay for a raise of about $6,100 per teacher and more school funding. But union leaders sense an opportunity to press for more, especially with >
TASD budget hits snag with cyber, charter school cost
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Apr 17, 7:03 AM: School districts are required to partially pay the tuition of anyone in the district who attends a cyber school or charter school instead of the public school. Sampson said that the school is looking at a 15-20 percent increase in >
School board approves a new formula for funding high-need schools
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Apr 11, 5:37 AM: Until now, L.A. Unified has doled out additional money to schools primarily based on the number of high-need students they have. But some argued that this formula oversimplified complex issues and factors such as community health >
Editorial: Passing a school finance bill doesn’t complete Kansas legislators’ work
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Apr 10, 5:38 AM: Kansas lawmakers took a significant step in the long-running school finance crisis over the weekend. The state Senate, kicking and screaming, finally agreed to a measure adding more than $500 million to school spending through >
Editorial: Legislature should start over on schools budget, not shortchange South Florida
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Mar 16, 5:04 AM: For South Florida, it’s even worse. In an interview with the Sun Sentinel Editorial Board, Broward County School District administrators explained that the Legislature shifted $56 million of the base student allocation from urban >
Gov. Doyle announces rural school initiative
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Mar 13, 5:26 AM: Part of Doyle's proposed 2007-09 budget, the initiative seeks to ensure rural children have an equal chance for a quality education. It includes notable reforms of Wisconsin's school financing system.
Cash-strapped Wisconsin schools with low budgets or rural locations to get extra funding
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Mar 13, 5:05 AM: The bill signed by Walker Monday, Assembly Bill 835, will provide $6.5 million more for schools in sparsely populated rural areas. It will also allow an estimated $15.6 million more for districts with the tightest budgets, with >
Change sought as Massachusetts shortchanges Holyoke $4.3 million in charter reimbursements since 201
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Jan 24, 8:33 AM: If state officials had kept the commonwealth's promise, the city would have received an additional $4.3 million to cover charter school costs since 2013, an official said Tuesday.
Baltimore considers funding schools based on student poverty rates
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Jan 23, 6:08 AM: The Baltimore city school system is considering sweeping changes to its funding formula that would direct more money to schools with many students from poor families.
Civil rights groups sue Delaware over education funding for low-income, disadvantaged students
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Jan 17, 5:50 AM: The lawsuit also mentions racial discrimination and outlines the history of desegregation in Delaware. It contends that the Neighborhood Schools Act passed in 2000 and the Charter School Act has led to re-segregation in some >
Kentucky budget cuts could crush school outreach, education officials say
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Dec 26, 9:02 AM: For nearly 30 years, Kentucky schools have reached beyond classroom walls to tackle the things making it tough for kids to learn. From food, to health care, to housing, state-funded centers have operated out of high-poverty >

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