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Ohio: Medina School Board Frustrated by $2.4 Million State Funding Cut

July 7, 2015

Medina Board of Education members expressed frustration last night about a governor’s veto that has slashed nearly $2.4 million in state education funding for the district. Also at their monthly work session, the board heard a report on changes in state standardized testing, appointed two middle school principals and welcomed new member Rebecca Parkhurst. Superintendent David […]

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Illinois: Rauner’s Education Funding Affects Local Schools

July 7, 2015

Governor Bruce Rauner has approved $269 million more toward K-12 public education in the state, but officials at QPS say they still don’t know how much exactly the school district will receive. Business manager Joel Murphy says the proration percentages change from year to year. Last year, QPS received 87 percent of what they were supposed to […]

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House, Senate Bills Would Cut Education Department Funding

July 7, 2015

Despite a veto threat from President Barack Obama, Republicans in both chambers of Congress are pushing through appropriations bills for fiscal 2016 that adhere to congressionally mandated spending caps and would cut billions of dollars from the U.S. Department of Education and eliminate a slew of federal education programs. The Appropriations Committee in the House […]

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Chicago Schools Face $200 Million in Cuts

July 6, 2015

The city of Chicago is cutting its public school budget by $200 million, after making a major payment into its teachers’ pension system. The move comes just a couple of years after the city closed almost 50 elementary schools, in what was at the time a historic number of public school closures. Still, the school […]

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Kansas Supreme Court Places A Hold On Lower Court’s Order For School Aid

July 2, 2015

Kansas’ highest court Tuesday put on hold a lower court’s order for the state to immediately increase aid to public schools by roughly $50 million but promised to move quickly to decide whether the state is distributing its money fairly. The state Supreme Court issued a one-page order, signed by Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, only […]

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