DAILY NEWS ROUNDUP

IN School Budgets Tight throughout the Region

August 22, 2016

Region educators said even though the Legislature revised the school funding formula in the last budget session, it’s still not enough. The Indiana General Assembly approved significant changes to the state’s school funding formula for 2015-17 as part of House Bill 1001, which established the state’s budget and always covers two fiscal years. Thomas Sugimoto, […]

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WV School Boards Sue over Alleged Underfunding

August 22, 2016

Several county school boards filed lawsuits this week over the West Virginia school aid funding formula, seeking to recover millions of dollars the school systems say they were underfunded. In September, the Legislative Auditor’s Office presented state lawmakers with a report alleging that the West Virginia Department of Education had been miscalculating school system appropriations […]

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ID – The Patchwork Funding Formula

August 22, 2016

Created at a time when the internet was more rumor than resource, the formula has been bandaged with a multitude of line items to accommodate new trends in a rapidly changing educational environment. Administrators say the antiquated formula hinders them from providing the best learning opportunities, which is why lawmakers formed an interim committee during […]

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Kirwan to Lead Maryland Education Panel Studying Funding

August 18, 2016

The former chancellor of the University System of Maryland will head a state education commission that will examine whether the state formulas in education are equitable and if they are adequate enough to provide students with the tools they need to be ready for college and the workforce. William E. Kirwan, who served as chancellor […]

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Growth in Refugee Students Another Reason Cited for School Funding Fix

August 18, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Hundreds of children from around the world whose families have fled conflict-affected countries will be in West Michigan classrooms when the next school year starts in three weeks. School leaders have been told to expect an increase in the number of refugee families coming into Kent and Ottawa counties, about half […]

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