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12-year-old fundraises for lunch tables, parent fundraises for air purifiers
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Aug 17, 4:14 PM: A GoFundMe run by a 12-year-old has raised more than $7,000 in less than a week for outdoor lunch tables. A mother's GoFundMe has bought 25 air purifiers.
Schools paying parents to drive their own children due to shortage of bus drivers, rattled economy:
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Aug 17, 4:08 PM: Economic activity has been slowed for months amid supply-chain disruptions and labor shortages. While many school districts have an abnormal amount of cash from pandemic stimulus funds, administrators say they are still struggling >
Opinion: Lawsuit claiming Pennsylvania has unequal school funding is misguided
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Jul 29, 3:16 PM: For seven years, school districts and parents have been suing the state of Pennsylvania, arguing that it is failing to provide adequate, equitable funding for public schools. Recently, a judge considered pretrial motions in >
Chicago Public Schools will spend more than $9 billion this school year.
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Jul 19, 1:56 PM: The Chicago Board of Education is prepared to vote later this month on a $9.3 billion budget that officials say will address student needs as they return to full-time in-person learning 17 months after the pandemic took hold in >
Low-income school districts are receiving ‘game changer’ Student Opportunity Act funding
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Jul 19, 12:07 PM: Schools in low-income communities across Massachusetts will receive an influx of cash to raise educational quality this year, as the landmark Student Opportunity Act is funded for the first time.
Opinion: Will The School District Squander Its $1.1 Billion Stimulus Windfall?
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Jul 16, 11:11 AM: A history of management snafus under Superintendent Bill Hite can only make you wonder if we’re able to seize this potentially transformative moment.
Education advocates call on Legislature to prioritize students
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Jun 14, 12:57 PM: Representatives of the N.C. Association of Educators, along with other education advocates, said Saturday that lawmakers should direct a state budget surplus toward the needs of public schools.
Ohio Senate school funding proposal needs to be more equitable: editorial
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Jun 9, 6:05 AM: The Ohio Senate is poised to pass a two-year state budget plan that fails to fully address Ohio’s school funding mess -- but there’s still time to make it fairer.
Gov. Wolf, Democrats make a pitch for $1 billion-plus investment in Pa. schools
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Jun 9, 5:20 AM: Saying this was their biggest priority in the 2021-22 budget discussions that are heating up this month, they said this is the year Pennsylvania can afford to do it.
How much should Ohio pay to educate its kids? Senate, House have different ideas
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Jun 2, 6:24 AM: The school funding formula was broken. They wanted the courts to force Ohio to fix it. And in March of 1997, that's what happened. The Ohio Supreme Court called the system unconstitutional and directed state lawmakers to write a >
Gov. Whitmer calls for big boost in state education spending
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May 28, 7:52 AM: Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she wants to use federal COVID relief funds and a surprise increase in state tax revenue to invest more in public education in Michigan.
Commentary: How will California schools spend gusher of money?
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May 25, 7:21 AM: During Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 90-minute, superlative-saturated monologue on the virtues of his revised 2021-22 budget this month, he boasted of an historic high in public school spending.
With historic $2.1 billion budget, SCS poised to improve buildings, raise pay
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May 20, 7:45 AM: Shelby County Schools plans to use its $2.1 billion budget — a historic sum — to begin executing on its latest district strategic plan that focuses on improving school buildings, placing teachers on a new salary schedule and >
County chairman blasts CMS chief in latest chapter of school funding fight
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May 18, 6:41 AM: Elected officials and community members are deeply split — commissioners argue that they haven’t seen enough progress from the district to warrant awarding CMS an increasingly large part of their funding each year, but the school >
‘Stop failing our kids’: Rally planned as county aims to withhold $56M from CMS
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May 10, 7:57 AM: On Monday, Charlotte leaders plan to rally with a powerful message for Charlotte-Mecklenburg School: Stop failing our kids.The county wants to withhold $56 million from CMS’s budget because it said too many children of color are >
Editorial: The Ohio Senate sank bipartisan school funding reform last year. No more stalls
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May 7, 6:52 AM: A bipartisan group of dedicated Ohio lawmakers and educational experts spent years crafting a fair, middle-of-the-road school funding reform plan aimed at protecting school districts from drastic swings in state funding while >
N.H. ranks dead last in the nation for state education funding
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Apr 30, 7:42 AM: New Hampshire ranks among the best in the nation when it comes to low student-to-teacher ratio, a new national education report shows, but is dead last among all states when it comes to state funding for public education.
Indiana proposes record investments in teachers and education
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Apr 21, 5:35 AM: Indiana is making a historic investment in education this session, including teacher pay. Nearly $2 billion dollars will go toward K-12.
How San Diego’s 10 Largest Districts Spent Millions in Coronavirus Aid
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Apr 20, 6:30 AM: San Diego County public schools used their first major wave of COVID-19 relief funds last year to make huge investments in distance learning and opted to spend far less on things like protective gear or coronavirus testing, a new >
If voters OK education aid, difficult choices await
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Apr 16, 5:44 AM:

If the proposal passes, it would be up to legislators and the governor to determine how to spend the money. The ballot measure is expected to generate about $127 million a year for early childhood education and $85 million for >

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