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Editorial: Use state school money for education in the classroom, not marketing
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Jan 7, 7:40 AM: Public school districts should use public education funds for classrooms, not million-dollar marketing campaigns.
Two-thirds of Utahns want to keep constitutional earmark on income taxes for education
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Jan 7, 7:25 AM: Poll results released Monday show nearly two-thirds of Utah voters oppose amending the state constitution to remove a requirement that income taxes be used only for education, seen as the next step for lawmakers following a >
Teachers, advocates rally for more education funding in proposed state budget
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Jan 3, 8:16 AM: Jim Livingston with the Virginia Education Association says the total “simply does nothing but account for current practices and inflation. In other words, those are not new dollars going to k-12 education.” He adds that Virginia >
Public education’s problems won’t be fixed with more funding | Opinion
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Dec 30, 9:45 AM: If politicians really wanted public education to be better in the Keystone State, they would put the power to choose firmly where it belongs: in the hands of parents. That they refuse to do this lays bare the fact of the matter: >
Column: Education funding inequities fuels segregation of poor
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Dec 30, 8:39 AM: Tax dollars for public education should equal equitable funding across the board for public schools, but under the current tax funding structure, affluent school districts have super-sized public funding budgets and state-of-the >
Opinion: A new funding system may be best for Utah’s schools
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Dec 30, 6:38 AM: The passage of tax reform is only the beginning of the education funding discussion. During the reform’s many deliberations, important policy questions — like how Utah should balance income taxes and sales taxes, and how tax relief >
In Virginia, Groups Call To Boost School Spending By Nearly $1 Billion
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Dec 12, 9:35 AM: Statewide groups in Virginia have launched a campaign to boost education spending by nearly $1 billion when the next General Assembly starts in January.
Opinion: Larry Householder should aim for nothing less than a truly comprehensive Ohio school-fundin
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Dec 11, 7:22 AM: In the absence of solid overall school-funding reform in Ohio, piecemeal fixes have occurred, some with unanticipated consequences. One of them -- and what must get Householder’s immediate attention in whatever overall fix he >
Opinion: All the reforms in the world won’t help our schools as much as more money
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Dec 10, 9:32 AM: Despite the changes and innovations spawned by this report, our public schools have continued to struggle under the weight of misguided reform and legislation. Meanwhile, politicians neglected to consider the thing that might >
Opinion: A chance to reform education funding
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Dec 5, 8:15 AM: Ever since the passage of Act 60 in 1997 and Act 68 in 2003, Vermonters have been perpetually frustrated with our education financing system. And for good reasons. Vermont has the second highest property tax burden in the nation. >
Editorial: California can’t account for billions of education dollars
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Dec 5, 6:42 AM: Since then, state spending on schools has increased about 50%. But, as state Auditor Elaine Howle explained in a troubling report last month, there is no way to track whether money is being spent as it should.
Dead mice, crumbling concrete: Education reform won’t fix the sorry state of some schools
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Dec 4, 6:44 AM: Hailed as a transformational overhaul of the state’s outmoded school-funding formula, the so-called Student Opportunity Act is poised to pump an additional $1.5 billion into school districts across Massachusetts over the next seven >
New Mexico small schools seeing funds vanish
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Dec 2, 8:14 AM: Small public schools and charter schools in more heavily populated areas of New Mexico have been relying in recent years on extra funding from the state that some lawmakers say was never meant for them.
The state has a big new school funding law. Here’s what it means
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Nov 27, 6:17 AM: Governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping school funding bill that will eventually funnel an additional $1.5 billion of extra money to local districts.
Editorial: Give Florida schools more funding flexibility
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Nov 26, 6:36 AM: The quality of Florida’s public education system should be seen as a critical part of the state’s plan for economic prosperity and quality of life.
Baker Will Sign Historic Increase In Funding For Public Schools
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Nov 26, 6:11 AM: On Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker plans to sign into law a sweeping overhaul of the state's school finance system. The compromise bill would commit Massachusetts to phasing in billions of dollars in new state aid to schools over the >
Legislature sends Gov. Charlie Baker $1.5 billion education funding overhaul
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Nov 21, 8:13 AM: The Massachusetts Legislature on Wednesday sent Gov. Charlie Baker a bill that would provide a $1.5 billion influx of funding into the state’s public education system, with a focus on eliminating the performance gap between wealthy >
Orleans Parish School Board votes for a full roll-forward in millage rate; ‘Every penny is needed’
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Nov 20, 7:57 AM: The Orleans Parish School Board voted Tuesday to keep property taxes for the district at their current rate, thereby raising funding for the district's collection of charter schools by millions of dollars due to this year's rise in >
Lawmakers reach compromise on education funding formula; Massachusetts poised to add $1.4 billion fo
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Nov 20, 7:01 AM: Massachusetts is on the verge of adding $1.4 billion into the formula that funds public schools, under a compromise bill released Tuesday by a committee of House-Senate negotiators.
Letter: Don’t just spend money on disadvantaged students, fund programs for them that work
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Nov 14, 8:35 AM: There also needs to be attention paid to whether it is going to things that have been proved, or have a reasonable chance, to improve outcomes for kids. Just stating that a school district is doing more of the same that hasn’t >

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