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Viewpoints: Buffalo schools spend a fraction of budget on students
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Apr 23, 6:07 AM: When I ran, I made a point of the fact that after charter payments, Buffalo Schools spend about $900 million annually, or $28,000 per pupil. Back then, charter schools operated at about $13,000 per pupil and many top private >
Our school plan will lower taxes and make every child count, Republican legislator says
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Apr 18, 5:23 AM: Senate Republicans, after doing research and listening to parents and educators, have come up with a set of reforms that they say will lower property taxes, improve the quality of education and protect students who require >
‘Now is the time for action’: Statewide teachers rallies call for greater state funding for public e
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Apr 17, 7:20 AM: In the Region and across the state, school advocates ranging from large rural districts to small rural communities rallied Tuesday behind a common message: public schools in Indiana are in need of legislators' support for >
OP-ED: Pa.‘s urban school superintendents issue call to action
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Apr 15, 5:36 AM: Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, one thing is clear:  For Pennsylvania to prosper, its largest cities must thrive. As school superintendents from the commonwealth’s largest urban areas, our 12 school districts are >
Letter: Charting a way forward for Mass. schools
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Apr 12, 5:43 AM: We support the Promise Act, the only bill to fully enact the recommendations of the Foundation Budget Review Commission and provide more than $1 billion in new state aid, most of it to low-income districts. Twenty-five years of a >
Editorial: Legislature should work out urban-rural agreement on school aid
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Apr 11, 7:58 AM: Given this collision of competing school interests, it’s entirely possible that Nebraska lawmakers could stalemate on this issue. That would be a major setback for a legislative session whose central theme is addressing the big >
Education experts weigh pros and cons of new Ohio school-funding plan
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Apr 10, 6:59 AM: William Phillis says he has witnessed a good three dozen school finance studies during his six decades of education experience, most recently as director of a coalition of schools that spearheaded legal action against the state for >
Suburban RE brokers join a push for education funding reform
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Apr 9, 6:55 AM: The fight to boost education funding brings lots of people together — teachers, superintendents, politicians. But advocates want to add another constituency to the mix: real estate agents.
General Assembly approves first phase of sweeping education reform
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Apr 9, 5:29 AM: The vast majority of lawmakers agreed this session to a set of aspirational goals, teacher salary increases and the creation of an independent inspector general to review fraud, waste and abuse in public schools with the passage of >
Editorial: School lessons: Money alone isn’t the solution
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Apr 8, 7:50 AM: As much as the education establishment wants a money-only approach, the experiences in Lawrence, in Boston, and in New York City show that money alone isn’t the answer. Important new accountability measures must also be part of any >
Maryland House of Delegates votes to increase school funding by $700M over two years
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Apr 5, 6:55 AM: Maryland delegates voted Thursday to approve a two-year plan to send more than $700 million in extra funding to the state’s public schools.
D.C. education programs risk losing aid worth millions because city missed deadline
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Apr 5, 6:44 AM: The District government failed to reapply for millions in federal AmeriCorps dollars, jeopardizing the future of several programs that help children improve their reading skills and support teachers in troubled city schools.
Gov. OKs education overhaul
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Apr 4, 6:05 AM: New Mexico’s public education system is in line for some big changes, after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law Wednesday bills increasing starting teacher pay levels, extending school years and revising the formula that >
Paterson school, charter leaders join forces in call for more state education funding
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Apr 4, 6:02 AM: The leaders of Paterson public school district and local charter schools, in a rare and unexpected show of unity, joined forces in a rally on Wednesday afternoon to call on governor Phil Murphy’s administration to provide more >
Maryland advances landmark education bill that boosts funding for public schools
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Apr 3, 7:15 AM: Maryland is on the verge of adopting an educational plan designed to transform the state’s public schools and pumping hundreds of millions dollars more into the state’s school system over the next two years to begin paying for >
Commentary: What Lawrence Public Schools can teach Boston about education
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Apr 2, 5:29 AM: Many education advocates are seeking more state money for education without strong measures to ensure the money is spent in ways that bolster student achievement. The comparison of Lawrence and Boston demonstrates how this focus is >
Opinion: Education reform is not about the money
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Apr 1, 5:22 AM: When Gov. Mike Dunleavy unveiled his proposed budget, it shocked many educators. Since then, the narrative presented by some in the education community is that the governor does not care about education or children. However, from >
Education funding continues to bedevil state lawmakers. Proposed fixes have problems
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Mar 28, 7:40 AM: The Democrats who control the Washington state Legislature want to allow public schools to raise more money from local property taxes, but opponents say the proposals could resurrect the funding inequities that led to the McCleary >
Editorial: You can’t throw money at War on Poverty
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Mar 25, 7:40 AM: A damning new study dispels the myth that more money is the cure for education’s failures. The report took a comprehensive look at 50 years of testing data and found that even after spending hundreds of billions of dollars, the >
Are Massachusetts politicians any closer to a consensus on education reform?
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Mar 25, 4:56 AM: Lawmakers, state officials and educators agree that the 25-year-old state education funding formula needs to be updated, especially to account for the needs of low-income students and English language learners.

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