DAILY NEWS ROUNDUP

KS– United School Administrators of Kansas Release New School Funding Framework

January 20, 2017

The United School Administrators of Kansas have released their framework for a new school finance formula. “This is a process that really started after the change in school funding in 2015,” said USA-KS Executive Director G.A. Buie. “We had a group of administrators that met in Wichita in July of 2016 and started the process. […]

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IA–Democrats Continue Push for More K-12 Education Funding

January 20, 2017

Democrats in the Legislature surveyed Iowa’s superintendents, finding that about two-thirds said they needed at least a 4 percent increase in per-pupil funding to meet the needs of their students. Gov. Terry Branstad has proposed a 2 percent increase for each of the next two budget years. That totals an increase of about $78.8 million next […]

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CT– Education Coalition Calls for State Aid Study

January 20, 2017

The group that waged a decade-long battle for increased state education aid wants a study done before changes are made to the state’s school funding formula. “CCJEF believes an education adequacy cost study is essential,” Jim Finley a principal consultant to the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding, said Tuesday. Such a study, he […]

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AK — Southeast Legislators Hesitant to Cut Education Funding

January 20, 2017

Southeast Alaska lawmakers express skepticism that the Legislature should look to school funding to cut the state’s budget. In fact, some legislators would like to see spending increase in some education areas. School funding makes up one of the largest pieces of the state budget. But as the Legislature looks to close a more than […]

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Nevada Lawmakers Agree on Education Funding, Not ESAs

January 19, 2017

In a statement, Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Canavero praised the governor’s commitment to K-12 education, pointing to more than $125 million in additional funding for programs that came out during the 2015 session. “2015 provided investments and appropriate accountability to ensure that every child will access the economic opportunities at home and abroad,” he […]

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NY–School Aid Proposal Too Little, Officials Say

January 19, 2017

School officials are underwhelmed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to increase education aid by $1 billion, saying it is not enough to meet students’ needs. “It simply falls short of maintaining existing programs for public schools in New York state,” said Queensbury Superintendent of Schools Douglas Huntley. Cuomo’s budget plan calls for an increase in […]

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UT– Poll Shows Support for Tax Hike to Boost School Funding is Dropping

January 19, 2017

Support for an income tax hike to fund local schools has dropped in recent months, a new UtahPolicy poll shows. But more than half of all Utahns still favor such a tax hike, as publicity over a citizen initiative petition spreads. The new survey by Dan Jones & Associates finds that 55 percent of all […]

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