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Commentary: Student attendance is down because of COVID, putting public school budgets at risk
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Jan 25, 8:32 AM: As parents watched and read stories of school closures due to teacher absences and navigated their own concerns about COVID, thousands of children did not return to in-person learning after the winter break.
Education advocates call on Gov. Bill Lee to give additional $1B to Tennessee schools
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Jan 21, 7:19 AM:

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education called for Tennessee to add an additional $1 billion in recurring funding to the nearly $6 billion the state already spends each year on public schools.

Our View: New methods, same attempts would cripple public education
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Jan 19, 8:54 AM: State and local school leaders impatient with their own inabilities to fix our struggling education system are once again flailing to find overnight solutions to a problem they allowed to get worse for decades. Education leaders in >
School can’t ‘cure every societal ill’ GOP lawyers argue in Pennsylvania funding c
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Jan 14, 9:49 AM: Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite took the stand for a second day Thursday in a historic trial that could change the way Pennsylvania funds its public education system.
5 takeaways from Pennsylvania’s ongoing, landmark school-funding trial after one month
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Dec 28, 10:37 AM: In poorer districts, some kindergartners have 15 minutes of recess, and athletics are sorely lacking. But defense attorneys questioned how districts spend their money.
NC Supreme Court could order increase in school funding
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Dec 22, 7:18 AM: The North Carolina Supreme Court could join high courts in other states in ordering state leaders to increase public school funding.
Enrollment or attendance? Splitting hairs over K-12 funding in Idaho
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Dec 20, 6:46 AM: Any normal year, state budget writers build annual education budgets around the average daily attendance of Idaho’s more than 310,000 public K-12 students.
Following federal scrutiny, FL education officials returned $878,000 to certain local school boards
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Dec 14, 9:29 AM: After several months of legal challenges, state sanctions, and a special session that outlawed strict mask mandates in public schools, the Florida Department of Education returned $877,851 in state funds to eight school districts >
Recommendations for S.C.’s education sales tax aimed at getting schools back on track
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Dec 14, 7:40 AM: South Carolina’s Education Oversight Committee is encouraging the state to use sales-tax revenue to get schools back on track from pandemic learning loss.
Should public schools be able to contest the value of your home?
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Dec 10, 8:56 AM: Ohio is one of a handful of states that let public school districts and other political subdivisions, such as counties or townships, legally challenge the value of any home or parcel in their area.
Editorial: Californians need more transparency over school district salaries
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Dec 7, 9:28 AM: For the last several years, California’s cities and counties have been required to send their payroll information to the state controller, who posts it on a public website. Such transparency helps Californians keep up with how >
Ex-Pa. Education official: Student achievement gap won’t be closed without funding changes
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Dec 6, 8:58 AM: Stem testified during the second week of the long-awaited trial, which pits six school districts, several parents, and two statewide groups against state leaders. The plaintiffs say Pennsylvania is violating its own constitution by >
Evers announces $110 million education investment
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Dec 2, 12:04 PM: Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday announced a $110 million investment in education thanks to federal coronavirus relief funds.
Former top Pa. education official testifies that school funding is a root cause of achievement gaps
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Dec 1, 7:18 AM:

Pennsylvania has wide achievement gaps between students that are directly linked to school funding, a former top state education official testified Tuesday during a historic trial over how the state pays for public schools. >

North Carolina court stops order to spend $1.7B on education
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Dec 1, 7:14 AM: A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday blocked enforcement of parts of a trial judge’s recent order that demanded $1.75 billion in state taxpayer funds be spent — without express legislative approval — to address public >
Tennessee gets feedback on the future of school funding
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Dec 1, 7:12 AM:

Throughout the fall, education officials have been asking for feedback on how to revamp the formula used to generate and distribute school dollars.

New Yorkers shouldn’t have to pay SEVEN TIMES the cost for their schools as other cities
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Nov 30, 7:43 AM: New Yorkers know better than anyone, everything costs more here. But seven times more? Alas, yes — at least if you’re talking about public-construction projects. The latest example: PS 33 in The Bronx, vs. a similar-sized school >
Editorial: California education dollars must be targeted for real change
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Nov 30, 6:50 AM: It’s been eight years since then-Gov. Jerry Brown restructured California’s school funding formulas to direct billions of dollars to the state’s neediest students.
N.Y. school spending: through the roof, with little to show for it
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Nov 29, 7:29 AM: Preliminary data on the 2019-2020 school year released by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that New York now spends more than $30,000 per K-12 student, further entrenching its position as the most expensive public education system in >
NYC schools may have gotten billions in stimulus funding, but teachers are still crowdsourcing for s
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Nov 24, 6:55 AM: Despite more than $7 billion of federal stimulus funding earmarked for New York City schools, thousands of teachers still are lacking things they believe will help their students this year and are turning to DonorsChoose, a >

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