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Public education in South Carolina may get billions in funding
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Mar 24, 7:18 AM: At the State House, lawmakers are deciding how they want to spend South Carolinians' tax money. It’s budget week in the House, which means they’re discussing how to allocate nearly $9 billion of state revenue for the upcoming >
New Mexico legislative session reshapes education spending
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Mar 22, 6:16 AM: New Mexico lawmakers approved short-term measures to help schools recover from the pandemic and finalized sweeping educational funding reforms that could affect child development for decades to come.
Will California’s Schools Ever Fully Reopen? There’s Plenty of Money
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Mar 18, 6:37 AM: Taking these and other factors into account, the analysis found the baseline cost of California’s K-12 public schools to be around $137.6 billion, or just over $20,000 per year per pupil. Adding the state and federal supplemental >
Study claims Pa. schools don’t need COVID-19 relief money, local districts pushing back
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Mar 16, 5:55 AM: A recent study from the Commonwealth Foundation concluded Pa. school districts are not hurting financially even from COVID-19. “We looked at the worst-case scenario in tax collections. We looked at average PPE cost across the >
Baton Rouge school leaders feared a coronavirus budget crisis. Their finances actually got better
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Mar 11, 7:36 AM: After years of spending more than it took in — which sometimes caused job cuts at schools — the parish school district instead managed to sock some money away in the bank last year.
Texas schools to receive full funding despite failing grades, lower attendance
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Mar 11, 7:22 AM: The state of Texas is still funding public schools at their current funding level, Gov. Greg Abbott said, even though school systems have reported higher numbers of students with failing grades, and some are struggling to retain >
Oregon schools that don’t reopen may lose state funding
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Mar 11, 7:14 AM: Oregon school districts may face the threat of losing state funding if they don’t reopen classrooms after Spring Break.
Bill ensures school funding after attendance decreases during pandemic
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Mar 11, 7:12 AM: Legislators passed a bill that ensures schools won’t face severe budget cuts due to inconsistencies in student attendance because of the pandemic last year.
School funding reform is back in the Ohio General Assembly as lawmakers look at the state budget
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Mar 9, 6:22 AM: A school funding overhaul bill that died in the final weeks of the last year’s legislative session is back, with lawmakers eyeing the possibility of folding it into the two-year state budget.
School district leaders say Lamont’s plan to use federal funds will leave them short
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Feb 26, 7:59 AM: School districts across the state, especially those in Connecticut’s cities, expect they will need huge increases in staffing to get students caught up after the COVID pandemic broadly interrupted learning. Gov. Ned Lamont has >
Promises of equity for Philly’s schools aren’t worth as much as actual money | Opinion
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Feb 25, 8:41 AM: But while we wait on any federal help to have a positive impact on local families, we also need action to improve conditions here and now. Living conditions in Philadelphia for children in low income are exacerbated by inequities >
The $1 billion plan to close the gap between growing and shrinking Pa. school districts
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Feb 18, 9:11 AM: When Pennsylvania passed a new formula to distribute money for public schools in 2016, it was hailed as a major step toward equity and away from an arbitrary system built on decades-old enrollment data.
Teachers demand lawmakers spend more on education at Carson City rally
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Feb 16, 8:09 AM: With school out for Presidents’ Day, fourth-grade teacher Lauren Proffitt was among a crowd of teachers rallying Monday at the Nevada Legislature for lawmakers to find new revenue streams to help fund schools — regardless of the >
Lawmakers launch override of Hogan vetoes of schools overhaul, digital ad tax
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Feb 9, 8:12 AM: The Maryland General Assembly is poised this week to override several landmark bills that Gov. Larry Hogan (R) rejected last year, including a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the state’s public education system and two taxes that >
Gov. Mike DeWine’s budget doesn’t make big changes to school funding. Here’s why.
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Feb 5, 7:08 AM: His two-year budget  plan would spend about $13.1 billion per year on K-12 education. It would keep the school foundation formula "relatively flat," increasing by 2.5% in the fiscal year 2022 and decreasing by 0.4% in >
Wolf pitches massive attempt to fix Pa. school funding inequities with income tax hike
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Feb 3, 7:28 AM: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing a major overhaul of public school finance, aimed at addressing resource inequities, that would be backed by a significant increase to Pennsylvania’s personal income tax.
St. Louis Public Schools could lose $17.4 million under proposed change in funding formula
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Jan 27, 6:38 AM: A proposal in the Missouri House could shift millions of dollars from public schools to charter schools.
Opinion: Pay parents who’ve had to support kids’ online learning
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Jan 26, 8:08 AM: One way to cover some of the costs to families would pay families for every scheduled day of instruction in which a student's school is closed to the student for in-person instruction because of a governor's emergency >
Bill to give vouchers for remote-only students fails in House
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Jan 21, 7:25 AM: A House subcommittee rejected legislation on Friday that would provide financial vouchers to families of students within public-school districts that solely provide remote instruction.
Senate considers bill to move education funds from schools without in-person learning
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Jan 21, 6:54 AM: The Utah State Senate will consider a bill to move education funds from public schools that don't offer an in-person learning option after the Education Committee approved it on Wednesday.

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