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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 >

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 K-12 >
Why Texas hasn’t yet distributed $18 billion in federal funds intended for public schools
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Apr 15, 7:17 AM: As many school districts across the state finalize their budgets and plans for the 2021-22 school year, state leaders are holding on to nearly $18 billion in federal stimulus funds intended for public schools to use in addressing >
How will Minnesota schools use $1.3 billion in COVID relief funds?
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Apr 15, 6:22 AM: The Minnesota Department of Education is required to spend some of the funds on addressing learning loss, through enrichment — i.e. learning activities beyond the school day, including after-school programs — and summer >
Arizona bill would pay parents for cost of getting kids to school
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Apr 8, 5:31 AM: From open enrollment to charter schools to vouchers for private schools, Arizona's school-choice movement has focused on expanding opportunities
Historic Pa. public school funding lawsuit finally heading to trial this fall
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Apr 5, 5:48 AM: Education reform advocates say the reason for these disparities is simple: the state does not provide enough money to its public schools to ensure that students in poor districts have adequate access to educators, course offerings >
A closer look at Oklahoma’s move to alter education funding
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Apr 5, 5:26 AM: Two education measures finalized this week mark a win for those who subscribe to the philosophy that public tax dollars should follow students to the school of their choice.
Opinion: An opportunity for equitable education funding for all
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Mar 31, 7:20 AM: Passed out of the Education Committee by a wide bipartisan margin and now currently before the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee, S.B. 948 is a straightforward yet comprehensive approach to education funding that helps >
Pa. lawmaker wants to tie school district dollars to students’ return to the classroom
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Mar 30, 6:20 AM: A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to make sure all public school and college students have the option of in-person instruction five days a week once fall rolls around, if not sooner.
California lawmaker proposes program to cover parents’ out-of-pocket remote learning costs
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Mar 30, 6:03 AM: A California state assemblyman is proposing a privately funded grant program to help parents who have been forced to pay out-of-pocket expenses to keep up with their children's remote learning.
‘This is a crisis’: Philly principals say student needs are increasing
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Mar 26, 8:11 AM: Virtual learning has been tough for Lee’s learners, many of whom work and are dealing with housing or economic insecurity. But because of the way the Philadelphia School District doles out dollars to schools, Lee will have less >
Editorial: School districts need to bridge the gaps created by decline in pre-K enrollment
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Mar 26, 7:56 AM: The number of pre-K students is down across New York, though Buffalo’s disastrous falloff is more than double the state average of 19%. Schools need to plan now to help those students overcome a significant >

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