DAILY NEWS ROUNDUP

WA- Kudos to Randy Dorn for Suing Over School-funding Reform (Editorial)

July 26, 2016

Washington schools chief Randy Dorn has stoked the fire under lawmakers and the governor by filing a lawsuit Tuesday against some of the state’s largest school districts over the way they use local tax dollars to pay teacher salaries. It’s too bad that such a move is necessary. But after the state Supreme Court disappointingly […]

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NJ – Sweeney, urban Mayors Unite Against Christie’s School Funding Plan

July 26, 2016

  The flip side of the governor’s plan would be the slashing of state aid to the state’s urban and low-income communities, and Sweeney convened a group of mayors and school superintendents Thursday who outline the negative consequences of the governor’s plan. Communities like New Brunswick, Bridgeton, Willingboro and Plainfield  — those already struggling as it is […]

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NH – Franklin Approves ’16-’17 Budget, Plans to Start on the Next One

July 26, 2016

“A lot of the onus is on the state, not the city,” he said. “The adequacy formula is not adequate and it’s getting worse.” Franklin, for example, lost just over $283,000 in its state adequacy grant between last year and this year. Mayor Ken Merrifield said Franklin is sending out a joint letter to every […]

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IL – New Law Signed to Increase Early Education Funding

July 26, 2016

ILLINOIS (AP) — A new state law will increase funding for early education. Governor Bruce Rauner signed the plan Thursday. Under existing law, 14% of grant money for early education was set aside for children up to three years of age. Now, it will steadily grow to 20%. Read more…(Fox Illinois)

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School Funding a Priority as Kids Head back to School in Arizona

July 16, 2016

PHOENIX — As Valley kids head back to school, an education group is keeping a close eye on their schools’ funding. Pearl Chang Esau is the president and CEO of Expect More Arizona, and she said Proposition 123 is only the beginning. The group is watching for updates to the school-funding formula. Esau said the […]

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