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Nearly half of money for high-needs students not getting to their schools, analysis finds
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Oct 14, 5:41 AM: Diverting funds intended for California’s high-needs students for other spending “dampens” the potential to significantly close the achievement gap between high-poverty and low-poverty students, new research from the Public Policy >
Opinion: R.I. needs an education funding formula for future generations
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Oct 13, 8:53 AM: School committee members and a candidate for governor say Education Equity Zones could help students whose economic status, social conditions, and specialized needs are not currently being met.
Ensuring Vermont’s students have equitable access to education
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Oct 12, 9:15 AM: But a panel established by the Vermont legislature is now considering significant reform in how the state funds public education. More and more school districts are voicing their belief that it's about time.
Tennessee leaders to review education funding formula
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Oct 11, 10:57 AM: Gov. Bill Lee and Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn on Friday announced plans to review how the state funds its multibillion dollar K-12 education system.
‘Count Day’ for Michigan schools starts Wednesday; schools to get about $8,700 per student
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Oct 6, 6:32 AM: Wednesday's count day represents 90% of state funding, while a second one in February represents about 10% of the state funding. Districts will get about $8,700 per student.
Mass. schools sitting on large pot of federal aid
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Oct 4, 8:37 AM: While lawmakers weigh how to carve up a massive pot of COVID-19 relief funding, Massachusetts K-12 school districts have only used a fraction of the federal dollars they received, the state’s education secretary said >
Providence sues state education commissioner over funding for schools
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Sep 30, 8:29 AM: Mayor Jorge Elorza is suing the state education commissioner and the Rhode Island Department of Education over whether the city owes $5 million more to pay for its schools.
Property taxes could jump 11% for average St. Paul homeowner
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Sep 28, 8:48 AM: Superintendent Joe Gothard said the district must “ensure that we have the investments necessary for us to continue to do our work.
California’s Misguided Education Spending
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Sep 15, 9:51 AM: According to the Census Bureau, California spends $15,837 per K-12 pupil, ranking 19th among the 50 states and Washington, D.C. In 2019, the state spent about $79 billion on education, yet these expenditures have done little in the >
Opinion: Public schools now costlier than college
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Sep 14, 10:25 AM: Arizona public schools just hit a major milestone — they’re officially more expensive than the full freight tuition cost of sending a child to college at a four-year university here in the Grand Canyon State.
Comply with the Constitution.’ Judge gives NC a deadline to increase school funding
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Sep 10, 11:48 AM: A North Carolina judge is giving state lawmakers until mid-October to fully fund a plan for improving public education or else he’ll take direct action.
Arizona schools awash in federal virus cash, some flooded
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Aug 30, 2:17 PM: Arizona K-12 schools have been sent nearly $4.3 billion through several federal coronavirus relief packages, with virtually every public charter school or traditional district receiving extra cash to help them endure shutdowns >
Despite court ruling, education advocates say Prop. 208 can have a ‘long life’
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Aug 27, 5:56 AM: Backers of the Invest in Education Act say the voter-approved tax hike on the rich to increase teacher pay and boost school funding has a future, despite last week’s Arizona Supreme Court ruling that the spending plan is likely >
Some schools need better air control systems. But who will pay?
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Aug 27, 5:54 AM: Even though the town is receiving federal money to assist with pandemic relief, it’s not enough to cover the costs of the ventilation system upgrade in the schools. And officials say Coventry isn’t the only town in this >
Only 53% of education funding in Tennessee makes it into classrooms, new Beacon Center report
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Aug 26, 4:42 PM: Education spending in Tennessee continues to increase year over year, but the amount of taxpayer dollars making it to the classroom hasn't, a new report out Wednesday concludes. Instead, it has decreased.
Guest commentary: LEAP will close the ‘opportunity gap’ for all Colorado kids
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Aug 26, 4:24 PM: The LEAP program would be funded by a 5 percentage point sales-tax increase on recreational marijuana and by repurposing a portion of revenue derived from leases, rents and royalties paid for activities on state lands. In the >
How some school districts are spending COVID relief money
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Aug 26, 4:18 PM: As another school year approaches, some Rhode Island school districts are figuring out what to spend big pots of COVID-19 relief money on.
Most schools get funding hike via ghost student reform
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Aug 23, 1:19 PM: Among the major issues addressed during the 2021 legislative session was a funding reform that reduced schools’ ability to receive state payments for departed students, informally referred to as “ghost students.
Arizona Supreme Court to decide new education tax legality
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Aug 19, 4:07 PM: The Arizona Supreme Court is set to release its decision Thursday in a constitutional challenge to a new tax on high earners that was designed to increase school funding and approved by the state’s voters in November.
Advocates press BPS on use of federal funds
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Aug 19, 4:05 PM: At the end of last month, Boston Public Schools submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education its projected spending of $123 million in federal funds from COVID-19 relief packages for the 2021-22 >

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